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Living with gout

If you have a diagnosis of gout, there are many things you can do to manage or improve your health. There are also things you can do to manage an attack and help prevent gout from coming back.

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What can I do?

Who can help?

What can I do?

Who can help?

The following people and organisations may be involved in your (or a family member's or friend's) healthcare.


If you need to find a GP, you can search on this map.

Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand can provide information and advice on the day-to-day management of gout and other forms of arthritis.

Christchurch Hospital Rheumatology Department

The Christchurch Hospital Rheumatology Department sees people with arthritis and other rheumatological disorders or diseases, on referral from a GP. If your doctor has referred you, you'll normally be seen at the Rheumatology Outpatients Department.

Private rheumatologist

Find private rheumatologists on Healthpages.

On the next page: Medications for gout

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by rheumatologist, Department of Rheumatology, Immunology & Allergy, Canterbury DHB. Last reviewed December 2017.


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