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Man with right foot swollen and painful gout inflammation

All about Gout

Gout is a chronic joint disease caused by an excess of uric acid in the blood. It mainly affects men around the age of 35 and women at the menopause. A gout attack is very painful and often starts in the big toe. Definition Gout is a disease caused by an increase in uric acid in the blood (known as hyperuricemia). Uric acid is a waste product resulting from the breakdown of purines, normally evacuated in the urine. Above 60 mg/L, the body is no longer able to eliminate it and the uric acid forms crystals that are deposited in […]

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