Effective treatment of Gout entails lowering down the uric acid levels. How we do this with therapy, and the available medications, are presented in this video.
When a Gout flare occurs, there is much swelling and pain of the joints. This video discusses the treatment options that are available for such an event and prevention for future attacks.
Gout is not just a one-time event. It can be prolonged and chronic, affecting organs other than the joints. We discuss the stages of Gout and the long-term complications that arise from this disease when left untreated.
A healthy well balanced diet should be the goal for people living with gout. We discuss foods to avoid and foods to increase. A sample meal plan is described.
This video discusses the risk factors for gout. We identify triggers for gout attacks and what can be done to self-manage gout.
This video covers the what, why, and how of Gout. It discusses the role of uric acid in the development of gout and the risk factors associated with this. Symptoms of gout and how this is diagnosed are presented.
Get to know your psoriatic arthritis and make note of your experiences. You can help your doctor monitor your psoriatic arthritis by sharing your experience of symptoms and life impact for you. While lifestyle changes alone are not enough, there are things you can do to help control your psoriatic arthritis. Maintaining an ideal body weight is essential for psoriatic arthritis both for disease activity, and for decreasing your cardiovascular risk and the risk of fatty liver.
Early treatment is important in psoriatic arthritis. The earlier the treatment, the more likely you can prevent serious damage down the road. The specific treatment will depend on: how severe your psoriatic arthritis is, the type of psoriatic arthritis you have, and if you have damage already.
In this video, Dr. Orbai with the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center discusses treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis
Diagnosing psoriatic arthritis can be complex. However everyone affected one or more of joint, tendon or spine inflammation. Most of the time patients have, or have had, psoriasis of the skin or nail.