There is no cure for gout but most symptoms and attacks can be managed with a combination of lifestyle changes and medications. The earlier gout is detected and treated, the better it can be controlled.

The goals of treatment for gout include:

    
  • Managing symptoms of an acute attack
  • Decreasing the risk of recurrence by managing uric acid levels
  • Preventing complications, such as joint or kidney damage, which can occur with recurrent attacks
  • Treatment options can vary by individual. Working with a healthcare team is important to help find the treatments that works best for each person.

    Treatment may include the following: