All about GoutGout occurs more often in men than women. This article will provide you basic information about gout, how it is acquired and what does it do to your health.

“Men usually develop it between the ages of 30 and 50. Women are more prone to gout after menopause, and it is rare in children and young adults. Men who are overweight or suffering from high blood pressure are particularly prone to gout, especially if they are taking thiazide diuretics (water pills).”Read more.

“Gout is caused by too much uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia). Certain other conditions and diseases appear more often in people who have gout than in people who don’t, though studies have not shown a clear relationship. It is thought that gout shares risk factors (such as obesity, hypertension, and high levels of triglycerides) with certain diseases.” Read more.

“Gout is treated with medicines to relieve symptoms and measures to eliminate causes. Specific treatment depends on whether you are having an acute attack or are trying to prevent future attacks. The goals of treatment for gout are rapid pain relief and prevention of future gout attacks and long-term complications, such as joint destruction and kidney damage. Treatment includes medicines and steps you can take at home to prevent future attacks.”

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