Frequently Asked Questions

What is Gout?

Gout is a kind of arthritis that occurs due to excess uric acid accumulation in the body. Uric acid is the body’s waste material formed due to purine (components of deoxyribonucleic acid) breakdown.

What are the symptoms of Gout?
  • Sudden intense pain
  • Swelling and redness
  • Joint stiffness
  • Warm and tenderness of the affected area
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Persistent discomfort
  • Difficulty in moving
  • Appetite loss
What are the causes of Gout?

Excess uric acid in the blood due in the prime cause of gout

And causes of excess uric acid in the body are

  • Kidney disease in which the body is unable to excrete extra uric acid from the body
  • Hyperthyroidism(thyroid gland produces excess thyroid hormone)
  • Hereditary disorders
What are the risk factors of Gout?
  • Diet
  • Overweight
  • Dehydration
  • Cardiac problem
  • Alcoholism
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Diabetes
What are the complications of Gout?

Gout is associated with many health issues, including

Advanced gout:

  • Tophi (nodules of urate crystals) deposit below the skin in several body parts such as fingers, feet, and elbows.
  • Tophi is tender and swollen during gout occurrence and are usually not painful.

Recurrent gouts: It can cause corrosion and damage the joints.

Kidney stones:The urate crystals get deposited in the kidney and the urinary tract of gout patients leading to kidney stones.

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