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Symptoms of Gout

Gout is caused by the buildup of uric acid in the body; this condition can be categorized as a form of arthritis. This build up usually leads to the formation of tiny microscopic crystals around joints, which may trigger a painful reaction in the joints. Gout also affects the functioning of organs like the liver [...]

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Causes of Gout

In this article, we will be discussing the various causes of gout. But first lets quickly define what this condition is. Definition of gout: gout can be classified as a kind of arthritis. This disease which affects joints especially those in the feet is characterized by; Sudden attacks of pain in the affected joint. Stiffening [...]

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What is Gout?

The word ‘gout’ is believed to have been derived from the French word ‘gote’ and the Latin word ‘gutta’ which means a drop.  In earlier times people thought that gout resulted from the seepage and accumulation of humors from a person’s blood into joints resulting to extreme pain. Though not scientifically correct their suppositions were [...]

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