What is Gout? HSS Doctor Explains

Paramus Daily Voice—September 20, 2016

In a recent article published by Paramus Daily Voice, Dee Dee Wu, MD, a rheumatologist at Hospital for Special Surgery, explains the diagnosis and symptoms of gout in a two-part series.

Dr. Wu explains that, "Gout is a form of arthritis characterized by severe joint inflammation (swelling, warmth, redness and tenderness) of one or more joints that results from the deposition of uric acid crystals in the affected joints."

She also mentions "Gout can occur at any age, but it is more common in individuals over the age of 40. It also affects men earlier in life than women, but the incidence of gout in women rises after menopause to equal that of men. The estimated prevalence of gout in the U.S. ranges from three to eight million people."

To read more, visit Paramus.DailyVoice.com.



Find a Physician

Conditions & Treatments

graphic: adult outline graphic: child outline
Select A Body Part
Conditions: Adult head Conditions: Adult spine Conditions: Adult shoulder Conditions: Adult elbow Conditions: Adult hand Conditions: Adult hip Conditions: Adult knee Conditions: Adult ankle Conditions: Adult head Conditions: Adult full body Conditions: Child spine Conditions: Child elbow Conditions: Child hip Conditions: Child hand Conditions: Child knee Conditions: Child ankle Conditions: Child full body

Complete Listing »

Media Contacts

Tracy Hickenbottom
Monique Irons
Sherry Randolph


Social Media Contacts

Andrew Worob
Otis Gamboa