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Do you suffer from sudden and severe episodes of joint pain? We can help.



What is GOUT?

Gout is a form of arthritis caused by too much uric acid in the blood. This causes crystals to form which buildup in the joints and cause pain and inflammation. Foods high in purines such as red meat and seafood, high alcohol intake and some medications such as diuretics can contribute to the development of gout.

Diagnosis is made by clinical history, laboratory tests or examination of joint fluid demonstrating uric acid crystals.

TREATMENT

Gout treatments include medications such as allopurinol to lower uric acid and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories and colchicine decrease inflammation. The goal is to lower uric acid to the point that the gout crystals to dissolve. Changes in diet and lifestyle can help with gout management and prevent flares. Cutting back on drinking alcohol, weight loss, avoiding purine rich foods or those high in sugar or fructose can be helpful.

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