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What is gout

By Anonymous August 22, 2017 - 12:46pm
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Bunions on foot bone sticking out

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Hello Anon
Thank you for writing.

Bunions are not caused by gout, they are more often caused by ill-fitting shoes, arthritis or can even be hereditary.

Gout is a disease caused by inflammation from an accumulation of uric acid crystals around the joint. Your body may make too much uric acid, or have difficulty getting rid of uric acid. Not everyone with high uric acid levels in the blood has gout.

Symptoms of gout can begin suddenly, often in the big toe, with acute pain that may come and go in a day (a gouty attack). Attacks may not recur for some time, although typically when someone has had one attack, they will eventually get another.
You can read more about Gout here (cut and paste): https://www.empowher.com/gout/content/gout-advocacy-sheet-0

August 22, 2017 - 2:22pm
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