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Guide to Gout Diet: Gout is a kind of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints

Guide to Gout Diet: Gout is a kind of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints

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Diet & Nutrition

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ISBN13: 9798591397074
Publisher: Independently Published
Published: Jan 6 2021
Pages: 102
Weight: 0.28
Height: 0.21 Width: 5.51 Depth: 8.50
Language: English
Gout is a kind of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints. Uric acid is a breakdown product of purines that are part of many foods we eat. An abnormality in handling uric acid and crystallization of these compounds in joints can cause attacks of painful arthritis, kidney stones, and blockage of the kidney filtering tubules with uric acid crystals, leading to kidney failure. Gout has the unique distinction of being one of the most frequently recorded medical illnesses throughout history.The prevalence of gout in the U.S. has risen over the last twenty years and now affects 8.3 million (4%) Americans. Gout is more common in men than in women and more prevalent in African-American men than white men. The chances of having gout rises with age, with a peak age of 75. In women, gout attacks usually occur after menopause. Among the U.S. population, about 21% have elevated blood uric acid levels, a condition known as hyperuricemia. However, only a small portion of those with hyperuricemia will actually develop gout. If your parents have gout, then you have a 20% chance of developing it.

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