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La gota no se puede curar. Pero, los síntomas de gota se pueden controlar mediante tratamiento. Los objetivos del tratamiento para gota son:

  • Controlar los síntomas
  • Prevenir complicaciones
  • Tratar de reducir el riesgo de reaparición

El tratamiento podría involucrar lo siguiente:

Cambios en el estilo de vida
Medicamentos
Terapias alternativas y complementarias
Otros tratamientos

Referencias:

American Academy of Family Physicians website. Disponible en: http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home.html .

American College of Rheumatology website. Disponible en: http://www.rheumatology.org/ .

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Disponible en: http://www.niams.nih.gov/ .

The Merck Manual of Medical Information. 17th ed. Simon and Schuster, Inc; 2000.



Last reviewed septiembre 2011 by Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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