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Gout Tied to Increased Blood Clot Risk

Patients with Gout more likely to develop blood clots that start in a vein.

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MONDAY, June 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Older age raises the odds of many ills, but for adults with gout, it's the younger ones who have the highest risk for developing a serious blood clot, new research indicates.

Gout patients of any age have a 25% greater risk of developing a blood clot deep in the veins in the first 10 years after diagnosis, the British study found.

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THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People whose high cholesterol is resistant to treatment with statin drugs may soon have a new treatment option.

This new class of drugs helps block synthesis of artery-clogging cholesterol, researchers explained. The drugs target an enzyme called ATP citrate lyase (ACL), part of the production pathway for "bad" LDL cholesterol in the body.

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Although many people suffering from painful gout flare-ups point to diet as the culprit, new research suggests DNA plays a much bigger role.

The findings challenge the long-held belief that diet is the major factor in gout, a joint disease that causes extreme pain and swelling. Gout is caused by hyperuricemia -- high blood levels of uric aci...

MONDAY, Oct. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The gout drug allopurinol may offer some protection from kidney disease, according to a new study that upends traditional beliefs.

Some doctors hesitate to prescribe the drug to patients because of concerns it may raise their risk for chronic kidney disease, even though there is a lack of evidence to that effect.

As a result, many gou...

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new approach to preventing gout attacks looks promising for people not already helped by existing treatments.

Researchers are looking at an anti-inflammatory drug called canakinumab (Ilaris) to treat this painful form of arthritis.

Instead of targeting excessively high uric acid levels as existing gout drugs do, the new strategy...

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with sleep apnea have higher chances of developing gout, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed data on nearly 16,000 people with sleep apnea and more than 63,000 people without apnea who were followed for a median of nearly six years. (Half were followed longer, half for less time.)

Overall, 4.9 percent of sleep apnea p...

FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Having a type of inflammatory arthritis called gout may worsen heart-related outcomes for people being treated for coronary artery disease, according to new research.

The study, published Aug. 17 in The Journal of the American Heart Association, sought to clarify older research on the link between cardiovascular disease and ...

WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Warding off the joint pain of gout may be as easy as eating right, a new study suggests.

Gout, a joint disease that causes extreme pain and swelling, is caused by excess uric acid in the blood. It's the most common form of inflammatory arthritis, and its incidence has risen among Americans over recent decades, Harvard researchers noted.

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What is gout? Of all the things that can go wrong with a joint, perhaps nothing's more painful than gout. Vinnie Campasano of San Francisco can testify to that. Campasano, now 48, had his first excruciating experience with the disease 15 years ago. That night he went to bed with a slight tingling in his big toe and woke up vaguely aware of some pain. But when his foot hit the floor, he crumpled ...

Questions Patients With Gout May Want to Ask Their Doctors 1. What is gout? 2. Why is it so painful? 3. What causes it? 4. Is gout hereditary? 5. What does it mean to have a high level of uric acid? 6. How is it diagnosed? 7. How can I keep it under control? 8. What is a tophus? 9. How do you treat an acute gout attack? 10. What is the long-term treatment plan? 11. Will I have to take ...

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