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  1. Gout - Symptoms

    Gout usually develops after a number of years of buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints and surrounding tissues. Learn the symptoms of gout.

  2. Gout - What Happens

    Learn how gout develops.

  3. Gout - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Eating plan for gout ...

  4. Gout - When To Call a Doctor

    Find out when you should call a doctor about gout.

  5. Gout - Exams and Tests

    The only certain way to diagnose gout is to have a joint fluid aspiration (arthrocentesis) test to see whether uric acid crystals are present. However, in people with an acutely swollen, red, painful big toe, where it is often difficult to obtain joint fl

  6. Gout - Surgery

    Gout can usually be successfully treated by eliminating causes and taking medications to relieve symptoms. However, if gouty symptoms have occurred off and on without treatment for more than 10 years, uric acid crystals may have accumulated in the joints.

  7. Gout - Home Treatment

    Find out how to take care of your gout at home.

  8. Gout - Topic Overview

    Read about gouty arthritis causes (high-purine diet, uric acid), symptoms (pain, swelling, inflammation), diagnosis, and treatment (medication, reducing alcohol intake).

  9. Gout - What Increases Your Risk

    Gout is caused by too much uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia). The following risk factors can either cause hyperuricemia or make joints more susceptible to the formation of uric acid crystals: Male sex. Family history of gout. Obesity. Moderate, regul

  10. Gout - Treatment Overview

    Read about the goals for gout treatment.

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