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If gout does not run in your family and you don't drink alcohol, eat meat, or consume anything high in purine content, what else could be triggering constant gout attacks and high uric acid levels in the blood?

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Dr. Birendra Tandan answered

Specializes in Urology

Family history and diet are precipitating and predisposing factors and not the cause of gout. Gout is due to an abnormality where the body lacks the ability to breakdown uric acid . You need to be under treatment of your MD and will probably need medication. But you will be OK.

Answered Oct 8, 2021



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