GOUT sounds like a gross word. But its a stark reality for more than 8.3 million Americans. The prevalence of gout in the U.S. has risen over the last twenty years and affects at least 4% of Americans. Gout affects more than just men, although it is commonly thought of as an ‘older male’ condition. Male to female incidence ratios are approximately 3:1. The healthcare costs for treating gout have been estimated at approximately anywhere from $332-$663/year, depending on severity and patient age.(
What should I avoid?
If you are at increased risk, your diet may require some adjustments to lower uric acid levels in your body. To help manage your gout: