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What is gout? what are some remedies?

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Dr. Frank Kase
Podiatry 46 years experience
Uric acid in joints: Gout is a condition that develops when the body retains a high level of serum uric acid. There are many reasons for this including but not limited to genetics, kidney problems and thiazides diuretics. Uric acid is a by product of protein metabolism. Therefore eating Rich foods and foods that contain high-protein like steak and redmeat can cause gout in the person that is predisposed to it.

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A 37-year-old female asked:

Remedy for gout?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Control uric acid: People with gout have elevated uric acid levels. Uric acid in the tissues becomes monosodium urate crystals. These crystals form in the joints of patients with gout. The way to control these crystals is to lower the level of uric acid. There are medicines to lower the production of uric acid, or to more rapidly remove uric acid crystals from the body. Your evaluation will decide which is the best therapy for you.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what is gout and what are the remedies for it?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
See below: It is a form of arthritis due to the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joint. There are many gout diets to help heal this.

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