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Gout - 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.

But you can help prevent or reduce the severity of future gout attacks. To learn more, see Home Treatment.

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Scleroderma Symptoms

When you have scleroderma, the thing you’re most likely to notice first is that the skin on your fingers, arms, legs, hands, feet, or face tightens, gets harder, or gets thicker. Help is available, though. Your doctor has treatments to manage scleroderma symptoms, which can also include: Swelling, stiffness, or pain in the fingers, toes, hands, feet, or face Puffy skin Discolored skin Fingers and toes that react strongly to cold -- they may look white and hurt. This is called Raynaud's...

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Last Updated: September 30, 2014
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