Ankylosing Spondylitis - 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
Ankylosing Spondylitis - Treatment Overview
Read about the goals for gout treatment.
Ankylosing Spondylitis - Prevention
Gout usually develops after a number of years of buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints and surrounding tissue. You probably won't know that you have an elevated uric acid level in your blood until you have had your first gout attack. However, you ca
Ankylosing Spondylitis - Cause
Learn more about gout and what causes it.
Ankylosing Spondylitis - 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.
Ankylosing Spondylitis - 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.
Ankylosing Spondylitis - Other Treatment
Although not proven in scientific studies, complementary therapies may be used by some people to relieve symptoms caused by gout.
Ankylosing Spondylitis - What Happens
Learn how gout develops.
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