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Gout is the symptomatic manifestation caused by deposition of urate in tissues and raised uric acid level in blood.

Source of uric acid

Uric acid is the metabolite of purine which some food items are rich in. Owing to genetic predisposition, certain people are more prone to produce excess uric acid and hence gouty attack if they eat excessive purine-rich food.

Who are prone to have gouty arthritis

People who suffer from gouty arthritis are usually over 40 years old and male. Many of them love drinking alcohol and eating foods which are rich in purine, such as offal, shellfish and seafood. In addition, those who have blood cancer, kidney disease or take diuretics are also prone to have gouty arthritis.

Symptoms of gout

Prevention and control

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