A 47-year-old female asked:
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how did i get gout. i weigh 42 kilos, don't drink smoke, eat red meat , shellfish etc and run/walk an hour a day . what am i doing wrong . thank you?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Nothing: Diet has little effect. High uric acid is most often an inherited issue. If you have gout you need to be on allopurinol to normalize your serum uric acid and prevent further attacks.
Answered on Aug 8, 2017
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