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Of Pain and Purines: Lower Your Uric Acid to Ward Off Gout Flare-Ups

Of Pain and Purines: Lower Your Uric Acid to Ward Off Gout Flare-Ups

Purines. Everybody has them, and nearly everyone consumes them. Purines are natural substances found in your body’s tissues and in a wide array of foods. Moreover, they’re the precursors to uric acid, which forms when your body metabolizes purines.
Just as a heart attack may result from high cholesterol and other

Gout: The Arthritis of Kings

Gout: The Arthritis of Kings

Gout is a form of arthritis that occurs when there is too much uric acid in the blood, tissues, and urine. Accumulating uric acid crystallizes and takes on a needle-like shape, jabbing into the joints (usually the big toe, but also other joints, including those of the mid-foot, ankle, knees,

What Could Be Causing Your Gout Symptoms?

What Could Be Causing Your Gout Symptoms?

About 8 million Americans suffer from gout, according to the American College of Rheumatology. While men are particularly vulnerable to gout symptoms (6 million American men have the condition), women become increasingly susceptible to gout as they get older.

Menopause may be what causes gout in older women. Studies suggest

Don’t Let Gout Slow You Down

About eight million Americans suffer from gout, according to the American College of Rheumatology. This painful form of arthritis occurs when uric acid accumulates in the body and causes crystal-like deposits to form in the joints. The condition presents with the sudden onset of intense pain, swelling, and tenderness in

Fight Back Against Acute Gout Attacks

Gout is the most common type of inflammatory arthritis and affects more than eight million adults. If you ever have it, you will never confuse it with regular joint pain.

“It suddenly strikes like flicking on a light switch,” says rheumatologist Roy Altman, MD, a professor of med-icine at UCLA Health.

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