What Helps with Gout?

Gout, Arthritis, Uric Acid

Gout is a metabolic disorder in which the concentration of uric acid in the blood is increased. As a result, uric acid crystals form which, for example, accumulate in the joints, bursae and tendons, where they lead to painful inflammation and, if left untreated, to joint damage. The crystals also settle in the kidney. If the gout is left untreated, it can lead to kidney stones and damage. Genetic factors and an unhealthy diet are often the cause of gout.

Men are more likely to develop gout.

About one to two percent of the adult population in Germany suffers from gout. 80 percent of gout patients are men. The disease usually begins between the ages of 40 and 60. Women usually do not get gout before menopause- the female sex hormones protect them until then. Those affected often have a predisposition that their bodies do not excrete uric acid as well.

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