arthritis_gout_intro01The pain from gout can be crushing.  It’s the most common inflammatory joint disease and affects over 5 million people in the United States alone.  It’s also been referred to as “the king of diseases and the disease of kings” because rich foods and alcohol, symbols of the “good life” trigger painful attacks.  On today’s show, Paul Feinberg shares what it’s like to have gout for 13 years and how he’s making strides to beat it. Dr. Michael Maldonado, rheumatologist and director of the Immunoscience Clinical Research Group at Bristol-Myers Squibb provides expert recommendations from years of treating patients with this disease.