It may come as a surprise that gout is the most common cause of inflammatory arthritis among adults in the United States.1 It’s also very painful, but gout can be a management disease – meaning there are several things people with gout can do to reduce flares, or eliminate flares all together.
Being that gout is so common, yet not talked about that often we decided to create something to bring awareness to gout. To do that, we started a campaign, Wipe Out Gout, in partnership with the National Kidney Foundation. The message of our campaign of simple: Millions of people have gout, but with the right treatment, management and support from your doctor zero gout flares is possible.
To learn more about the campaign, go to our web toolkit, which includes educational info, tools to help you talk to your doctor about gout, a downloadable gout brochure and a video to help explain what it means to live with gout, specifically with a gout flare. When your gout flares up, it can be disastrous. It can completely derail your schedule for days, even weeks because of its sudden and unpredictable nature. You can’t do the things you love, like ride your bike or play gold with friends. Not only that, but you can miss out on spending time with your family and friends because of the pain. Watch the video to learn more:
If you have gout, you know. But many people don’t know what it’s like to live with gout. We hope that Wipe Out Gout brings awareness to the severity of gout and it helps to transform gout care for the millions that still suffer and may be sub-optimally treated. Gout deserves your attention and it deserves your doctor’s attention.
Don’t settle; zero flares may be possible. Visit arthritis.org/WipeOutGout and talk to your doctor; together you can Wipe Out Gout. And get involved on social media by using the hashtag #WipeOutGout and sharing the campaign with friends or sharing your tips for managing gout with us!
Sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals
- Khanna D, et al. Arthritis Care & Research. 2012.