A 46-year-old member asked:
What cause gout ?
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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.
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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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Geriatrics 41 years experience
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A 45-year-old male asked:
What causes gout?
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Podiatry 39 years experience
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A 43-year-old member asked:
What are the main causes of gout?
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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.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Does gout cause headaches?
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Podiatry 42 years experience
It can: But the headache is usually related to the pain it causes.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
What medications can cause gout?
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Podiatry 27 years experience
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