What Is Gout? Plus: 8 Ways to Lower Your Risk - Use Aspirin Sparingly

Learn more about this painful joint condition, and get important information about how to reduce your risk of this common form of arthritis.
Use Aspirin Only Sparingly
Salicylates — the active ingredients in aspirin — can raise uric-acid levels, so those at risk for gout are generally told to avoid (or at least limit) consuming aspirin or aspirin-containing products. Talk to your doctor to find out what pain relievers are safe for you.