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what is gout?

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Dr. Alan Wittenberg
52 years experience Podiatry
A total body disease: Gout, like diabetes, affects the entire body. It is an error in the metabolism of a substance called purines. The body cannot break this down enough to be expelled from the body. Purines stay in the body in the form of uric acid. When this getsto a high enough level, it forms crystals which get deposited in the joints-- usually one joint at a time, this can be controlled by medication.
Answered on Jul 4, 2017
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Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Crystals uric acid: Gout is a condition caused by elevated uric acid in the blood. When the level gets high enough the uric acid can form crystals that inflame a joint causing it to be pain, swollen and hot. Typically in the great toe but can occur in the ankle, knee or elbow to name a few of the common joints. Elevated uric acid is caused by overproduction and decreased excretion. Internist and rheumatologist most hel.
Answered on May 22, 2014
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Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Crystals in joint: Uric acid can get in a joint , often the first joint of the big toe and cause pain, redness & swelling.Your dr has quick relief.
Answered on Apr 19, 2020
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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
51 years experience Rheumatology
Uric acid gout : Gout is recurrent attacks of acute inflammatory arthritis .Mp joint at big toe is the most affected .50% of cases. It can present as tophi, kidney stones, or urate nephropathy. It is due to elevated uric acid in the blood. The uric acid crystallizes and deposits in joints, tendons, and surrounding tissues causing inflammation
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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