Gout is a common and intricate type of arthritis which can affect anyone. It’s recognized by abrupt, relentless blitzes of pain, tenderness and redness in the joints and swelling.
People who are affected with gout are more likely to be affected with kidney disease, and vice versa.
The National Kidney Foundation is the leader in bringing awareness to kidney disease. You can donate a car for kidney health and support someone affected by kidney disease. Whether you donate old cars or newer cars, the proceeds go directly to benefit those suffering and to help prevent others from getting CKD.
What You Can Do:
Talk to your doctor about having periodic blood tests to monitor your uric acid levels and to conduct tests to measure the health and function of your kidneys. Other steps you can take include:
- Drinking plenty of water to flush your kidneys and help expel uric acid from your bloodstream
- Exercising consistently
- Maintaining a body weight that is healthy
- Avoiding trigger foods
To learn more about Kidney health and gout, visit The NKF Gout – Patient Resources. You can take a quiz to see if you are at risk and watch some helpful videos. There is a mobile app you can use to track your uric acid along with several other educational resources.
When you donate cars to the Kidney Foundation through our Donate-a-car program, you make a difference in people’s lives and you could be eligible for a possible tax deduction.