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Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that develops in people who have high amount of uric acid i their blood. This acid form needle like crystals and lead to cause sudden and severe pain. It is more likely to affect men whereas women are more susceptible to this disorder after the menopause. 

It is estimated that more than 2.5 million Americans are affected by gout and it is projected to rise up to 3.8 million.

Generally, uric acid is dissolved in the blood and is excreted from the body in urine through kidney Gout occurs when uric acid is deposited in the form of needle like crystal within the tissues and the fluid in the body. Deposition of uric acid can form lumps beneath the skin, surrounding the joints. Crystal of uric acid can also deposit in the kidneys and lead to cause kidney stones.

Gout can cause permanent damage to the kidney and joints. However, it take long period of time to reach its advantage stage. Some common symptoms of gout are severe and sudden pain, inflammation, tenderness and redness in the joints, warmth and swelling commonly in the base of big toe etc. There are number of factors that can lead to cause this disorder such as age and gender, mead exposure, excess use of alcohol and other lifestyle choices, obesity and other disorders such as high blood pressure, diabetes and hypothyroidism.

Majority of gouts are treated with the help of proper anti-gout medications. They help to treat the symptoms of gout attack and reduce the risk of gout complications like kidney stone. Medications such as Zyloprim and Uloric work either by decrease the production of uric acid or by improving the kidney ability to remove excess uric acid from the body.

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