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What cause gout ?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Gout causes: Gout is caused by formation of uric acid crystals building up in the joints due to too much uric acid in the blood. Uric acid crystals trigger a immune-mediated inflammatory reaction, causing pain, swelling and redness of the joints, which is experienced as a gout attack. High levels of uric acid may be due to hereditary reasons for uric acid overproduction, underexcretion, diet and medications.
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Elevated uric acid: Uric acid is a breakdown product that builds up in the blood. In people with gout it can be due to the body making too much and/or not excreting it efficiently. There can be many medical reasons for the build up of uric acid.This can lead to the production of monosodium urate crystals that can precipitate in the tissues and joints and cause the gout attack: evaluation and treatment depends.

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A 61-year-old member asked:

Gout what caused it

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Gout: It is caused by not metabolizing the uric acid which accumulates in blood and joints and the kidney forming crystals that produce inflammation and pain, causing gouty arthritis and kidney stones.
A 45-year-old male asked:

What causes gout?

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Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Foods: Gout is a build up of uric acid most commonly caused by high intake or red meats, shell fish, alcohol, sweets, and high blood pressure medicine. This will be very painful and is quickly eliminated with medications from your doctor.
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What are the main causes of gout?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
HIGH URIC ACID: High uric acid causes gout that can happen due to number of reasons, like diet high in purines, genetic predisposition or kidneys not able to excrete uric acid as a result there is high uric acid level in blood.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Does gout cause headaches?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
It can: But the headache is usually related to the pain it causes.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What medications can cause gout?

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Dr. Richard Taddeo
Podiatry 27 years experience
Most common are: Thiazide diuretics like HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide)

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