Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Search results for: "gout"

Gout

Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a build-up of uric acid, leading to symptoms like painful joint inflammation. Lifestyle changes may reduce the risk of developing gout.

Read more

Gout medication

Medical treatment for gout can help reduce swelling and pain whilst others prevent further attacks. Learn more about the different medication for gout.

Read more

Complications of osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis can result in additional complications. Find out about complications of osteoarthritis.

Read more

Arthritis

Learn more about this common condition that causes pain and inflammation within the joints. Check out our guide on arthritis.

Read more

Joint pain and swelling

Joint pain and swelling can affect any joint in the body, and is often accompanied by stiffness and aches. Read more to learn about joint pain and swelling.

Read more

What causes arthritis?

Information on the causes of arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and links to our partners resources

Read more

Just diagnosed with osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis can be effectively managed with medicine, exercise and in some cases surgery. Find out more about the next steps and treatment options.

Read more

Obesity symptoms

Being a little overweight may not cause many noticeable problems. However, once you are carrying extra kilograms (or pounds), you may develop symptoms that affect your daily life. Find out about the symptoms of obesity.

Read more

Temporomandibular joint disorder

Pain in the jaw or ‘locking’ of the jaw can be symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder. Learn more about symptoms and treatments.

Read more

Knee pain

Knee pain is a common problem with a number of causes. Read about risk factors, symptoms, treatments and diagnosis.

Read more

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo