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A 37-year-old male asked about a 39-year-old male:

What could be some causes for reoccurring gout in an individual that is athletic and diet is all in moderation. some alcohol 3-4 per week?. thanks!

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Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Gout causes : Gout can be related to diet but sometimes no specific dietary influences are found. It's often due to a metabolic defect whereby you produce too much uric acid. This can then crystalize in a joint and cause severe pain. Have you had your uric acids level checked ? If it's raised and you are having recurrent attacks you might want to consider a medication called allopurinol.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Genetics: The major cause is such an individual is a genetic predisposition to overproducing uric acid. Unless the diet is excessively rich or the alcohol excessive, diet plays less of a role these days,
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Cause Poor hydration: If you are getting recurrent attacks in spite of your good acts ( except alcohol ) cause may be you are not drinking enough fluids ( water ) Get your self well hated by drinking plenty of water ( I do to avert an attack ! ) You try and let us know the outcome Make sure visit your doctor to correct other metabolic abnormalities
Last updated Jun 4, 2018

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