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Gout Care at Shanahan Rheumatology & Immunotherapy:

Empowering Relief for Uric Acid Challenges

Discover expert care for Gout at Shanahan Rheumatology & Immunotherapy, where we specialize in managing this type of arthritis characterized by elevated uric acid levels in the blood. Uric acid, a normal waste product, can accumulate in specific joints, forming painful crystalline deposits. Gout predominantly affects men or post-menopausal women.


Understanding Gout

Gout is a distinctive form of arthritis that presents unique challenges. Common characteristics include:

  • Uric Acid Buildup: Elevated levels of uric acid in the blood can lead to crystalline deposits in certain joints.

  • Predominance in Men: Gout is more commonly observed in men or post-menopausal women.

Recognizing Symptoms

Patients with gout may experience:

  • Swelling

  • Redness

  • Warmth

  • Throbbing Pain in the affected joint.


These symptoms can appear suddenly and may require prompt management to alleviate discomfort.

Managing Gout Attacks

Anti-inflammatory drugs are often employed to reduce swelling and alleviate pain during sudden gout attacks. These medications aim to provide rapid relief, enabling patients to resume their regular activities.

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Addressing Long-Term Risks

Recurring gout attacks can lead to joint damage over time. To address this, patients may be prescribed medications designed to lower uric acid levels in the blood. Managing uric acid levels is crucial for preventing future gout flares and minimizing the risk of joint damage.

Your Partner in Gout Wellness

Shanahan Rheumatology & Immunotherapy is committed to being your partner in the journey to Gout wellness. If you are dealing with the challenges of Gout or suspect you may have this condition, schedule a consultation with Dr. Shanahan. Let us empower you with expert care, personalized treatment options, and support to enhance your quality of life.

Embark on the path to Gout relief with Shanahan Rheumatology & Immunotherapy—an ally in your pursuit of optimal living with this unique form of arthritis.

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