Gout Treatment

Get gout treatment online with free and fast delivery.

Prices from £24.95

To request a treatment, fill in a brief medical questionnaire. A doctor will review your answers and prescribe treatment if it’s right for you. For test kits, you can just place an order. Once you’ve sent your sample to our UK-accredited partner laboratory, results and advice from our doctors will be ready in 2 to 3 days.

Gout is a type of arthritis that affects one or more joints, making them swell up. It’s caused by too much uric acid in your blood.

A gout attack can be very sudden and painful. It can affect the hands, wrists, elbows, knees, and feet, but is most common in the big toe.

In the UK, about 1 in 40 people have gout, and it is more common in men than women.

You can easily test for gout at home, and can get a test kit and repeat treatment if you have already been diagnosed with gout online from ZAVA.

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Key facts about gout

  • Gout mostly affects the big-toe joint
  • It’s more common in men than women
  • 1 in 40 people in the UK have gout
  • Children do not usually get gout

How to test for gout

  • You should test for gout if you’ve had sudden severe pain, redness, and swelling in any of your joints, lasting up to 10 days
  • The best time to test for gout is at least 4 weeks after you’ve had symptoms, to get accurate results
  • You can test for gout using our home blood-test kit, or by booking an appointment with your GP
  • If you’re having symptoms right now, for the first time, it’s best to see a GP about it in person, so they can make sure it’s not a more serious condition that is causing the joint to swell

How to treat gout

  • Medicines like ibuprofen, colchicine, and steroids are used to treat gout
  • You can reduce the pain in your joints by raising the affected leg and using ice packs to cool the joint down
  • Lifestyle changes like exercise, eating a healthy diet, and avoiding certain food and drinks, can help prevent future gout attacks
Medically reviewed by:
Dr Clair Grainger Accreditations: MBChB, MRCGP (2017), DRCOG

Dr Clair Grainger studied at The University of Edinburgh from 2004 to 2009. She's worked in hospitals throughout Edinburgh and London before completing her GP training in North Middlesex Hospital in 2017.

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Last reviewed: 24 Sep 2019

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