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Gout

Gout is a form of arthritis that causes painful inflammation of a joint. It's most common in men and older people. Read more to help identify symptoms.

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Gout diagnosis

Often, the diagnosis of gout is obvious, especially if a person has had gout before. Find out how gout is diagnosed.

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Gout treatments

Trusted information on gout treatments, remedies and medications, plus links to trusted resources

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Gout medication

Gout is a painful swelling of a joint. Medical treatment for gout can help reduce swelling and pain whilst others prevent further attacks. Learn more about the different medication for gout.

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Gout symptoms

Gout is a type of arthritis. The symptoms usually come on rapidly and can last one to two weeks. Find out about gout symptoms.

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Gout prevention

Information on how to prevent gout through lifestyle measures, medications available, and links to trusted resources.

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Complications of osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis can result in additional complications. Find out about common problems from the information and resources on this page.

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What causes arthritis?

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

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Just diagnosed with osteoarthritis

Information on just diagnosed with osteoarthritis and treatment options and medicines. Plus links to trusted resources.

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Knee pain

Knee pain is a common problem with a number of causes. Generally treatment is available. Find out more about risk factors, symptoms, treatments and diagnosis from our trusted partners.

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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.

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