Meet The Players

Best Tackle:
Took the first step and saw a doctor

Latest Touchdown:
Cut down on red meat.

Name: Jonathan S.
Age: 31
Occupation: Advertising Executive

Before I was diagnosed with gout I would eat and drink anything. I was so much more likely to go to events I was invited to without thinking about what I was going to eat or drink. I don’t have allergies or anything like that, so gout is the first thing that’s really caused me to think about what I put in my body.

latest posst

Best Tackle:
Taking my uric acid-lowering medication regularly.

Latest Touchdown:
Knowing I definitely need to avoid eating scallops.

Name: Chris M.
Age: 53
Occupation: Management Consultant

“I was diagnosed with gout in 1994, so I’ve been living with it for 17 years. Before my diagnosis, I’d had a routine physical that didn’t show any results that were alarming.”

latest posst

Best Tackle:
Being as supportive of my husband as I can be.

Latest Touchdown:
Talking through food decisions proactively.

Name: Mira M.
Age: 51
Occupation: Management Executive

“I was relieved when my husband was first diagnosed with gout, because at least his mysterious pain was identified and explained, and we could finally understand it.”

latest posst

Best Tackle:
Staying hydrated.

Latest Touchdown:
Making sure I get out and walk. The more I walk, the better off I am.

Name: Scott T.
Age: 50
Occupation: Town Mayor

“I’ve had gout for six years. My first gout attack started in the bottom joint of the big toe of my right foot. It was the middle of summer, I’d been out working and I was definitely dehydrated. The attack came out of nowhere, and it was the most painful thing I’d ever experienced.”

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