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What Is Gout?

What Is Gout?

Gout, a form of arthritis, occurs when uric acid crystals are deposited in the joints. Uric acid forms when the body metabolizes substances called purines, which are found in a variety of foods. In further answering the question “What is gout?” we should describe the impact food can have.

Gout is

A Sharp Sudden Pain in Your Big Toe

The pain of an acute gout attack, which often occurs in the early hours of the morning, can be so severe that even the weight of a blanket can be excruciatingly painful. It is among the most common and painful joint problems. Gout, a type of arthritis, is caused by

Foods to Avoid with Gout

Foods to Avoid with Gout

Gout is a type of arthritis—it’s sometimes referred to as gouty arthritis—caused by the accumulation of uric acid crystals in one or more joints. It most often occurs in the big toe joint, but also can affect your hands and your knees. Uric acid forms when the body breaks down

Gout Is New Risk to Consider When You Opt for Low-Carb

Q. I?ve been on a low-carb, high-protein diet and I recently experienced an attack of gout. Could my diet be to blame? A. Possibly. Diet is one of several factors linked to gout. Family history, age, gender, certain drugs, obesity, alcohol, high-purine foods and quick weight-loss diets may increase your chances

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