Is a common painful and inflammatory joint disease that is usually in just one joint.  It can occur any time after puberty and affects about 1 in 100 people, men are more likely to be affected than women and 90% of people who get this are over 50 years old.   The joints most commonly affected are the knees, toes, fingers, wrists and elbows.

Gout occurs when uric acid travels in the blood in the body and settles into the surrounding tissue of a joint, it then forms crystals  and becomes lodged in the joint.  The body usually eliminates uric acid via the kidneys so it may also suggest that the kidneys need some care too.

Uric acid is the by product of the protein (purines) metabolism.  Some purines are made in the body others come from food.  Most common foods are :  Shellfish, Red meat, and beer

Most people who have gout end up having a second attack six months to two years later.

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