Can gout be cured?

  • Gout is not curable and the general mode of treatment would be concentrated on reducing the pain associated with gout attack.
  • A blood test would confirm the diagnosis of a gout attack, which shows increased levels of uric acid present in the blood.
  • Another problem related to increased levels of uric acid may be the formation of kidney stones, which is a far more serious issue.
  • The doctor may prescribe the following medication to relieve the symptoms of a gout attack

Firstly, the choice of treatment involves treating the pain aspect related to gout attack and hence nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed to relieve the pain associated with gout attack.

Secondly, the doctor would concentrate on prescribing a drug, which may prevent further gout attacks. There are severe side effects associated with prescribed medications and include diarrhea, vomiting, as well as nausea.