Gout - What Increases Your Risk
Certain things can either cause
gout or make you more likely to get it.
Things you can't change
Having a family history of
gout Having been born with a rare condition that causes high
blood uric acid levels, such as Kelley-Seegmiller syndrome or Lesch- Nyhan syndrome
Medicines that may increase uric acid
Conditions related to diet and body weight
Obesity. Moderate, regular, or heavy use of alcohol, especially beer.
A diet rich in meat and seafood, which can be high in
purines. Frequent episodes of
dehydration. Very low-calorie diets.
Certain other conditions and diseases appear more often in people who have
gout than in people who don't, though studies have not shown a clear relationship. Gout may share risk factors (such as obesity, hypertension, and high levels of triglycerides) with certain diseases, including:
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
September 30, 2014
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