Gout - What Increases Your Risk
Certain things can either cause gout or make you more likely to get it.
Things you can't change Being male 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
dehydration. Very low-calorie diets. Other conditions
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
June 12, 2012
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