Gout

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Gout is a form of artharitis wherein small crystals of [[uric acid|urate]] ([[uric acid|uric acid]]) form around joints causing swelling and pain. Urate is a [[purine|purine]] found in our bodies and in our diet, notably in shellfish, red meat, offal and certain alcohols, namely Beer and Stout. Consumption of alcohol also causes [[dehydration|dehydration]], which can exacerbate the formation of crystals<ref>https://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/what-is-arthritis/types-of-arthritis/54-gout</ref>. <br>  
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Gout is a form of arthritis whereby small crystals of [[Uric acid|urate]] ([[Uric acid|uric acid]]) form around joints causing swelling and pain. Urate is a [[Purine|purine]] found in our bodies and in our diet, notably in shellfish, red meat, offal and certain alcohols, namely Beer and Stout. Consumption of alcohol also causes [[Dehydration|dehydration]], which can exacerbate the formation of crystals<ref>https://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/what-is-arthritis/types-of-arthritis/54-gout</ref>. <br>  
  
 
Gout occurs when too much urate accumulates in the body, either through the body producing too much, or not enough being filtered out through the [[Kidneys|kidneys]]<ref>https://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/what-is-arthritis/types-of-arthritis/54-gout</ref>. <br>  
 
Gout occurs when too much urate accumulates in the body, either through the body producing too much, or not enough being filtered out through the [[Kidneys|kidneys]]<ref>https://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/what-is-arthritis/types-of-arthritis/54-gout</ref>. <br>  
  
Gout is treated with urate lowering drugs such as [[allopurinol|allopurinol]] or [[febuxostat|febuxostat]] or [[corticosteroids|corticosteroids]]<ref>https://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/what-is-arthritis/types-of-arthritis/54-gout</ref>.<br>  
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Gout is treated with urate lowering drugs such as [[Allopurinol|allopurinol]] or [[Febuxostat|febuxostat]] or [[Corticosteroids|corticosteroids]]<ref>https://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/what-is-arthritis/types-of-arthritis/54-gout</ref>.<br>  
  
 
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Revision as of 15:43, 23 October 2018

Gout is a form of arthritis whereby small crystals of urate (uric acid) form around joints causing swelling and pain. Urate is a purine found in our bodies and in our diet, notably in shellfish, red meat, offal and certain alcohols, namely Beer and Stout. Consumption of alcohol also causes dehydration, which can exacerbate the formation of crystals[1].

Gout occurs when too much urate accumulates in the body, either through the body producing too much, or not enough being filtered out through the kidneys[2].

Gout is treated with urate lowering drugs such as allopurinol or febuxostat or corticosteroids[3].

  1. https://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/what-is-arthritis/types-of-arthritis/54-gout
  2. https://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/what-is-arthritis/types-of-arthritis/54-gout
  3. https://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/what-is-arthritis/types-of-arthritis/54-gout
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