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Here's How to Get Control of Your Gout

The Doctors Weighs In featured a bylined article by HSS rheumatologist Theodore R. Fields, MD, FACP, about gout management.

"Although diet is important in gout, the real cause lies in urate itself and in a person's genetic tendency to gout," wrote Dr. Fields.

Having two or more gout attacks per year means that it's time for a treatment change, he noted.

To reduce the number of flares, Dr. Fields recommended staying hydrated, maintaining a healthy weight and reducing alcohol intake.

Read the full article at thedoctorweighsin.com.