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What is allopurinol? Allopurinol reduces the production of uric acid in your body. Uric acid buildup can lead to gout or kidney stones. Allopurinol is used to treat gout or kidney stones,...
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What is Gout? (Part 1 of 3) | HealthiNation

Gout is a form of arthritis that affects both men and women alike. The good news is it's highly treatable! Related Videos: What is Gout? (Part 1 of 3) | HealthiNation Causes and Diagnosis of Gout (Part 2 of 3) | HealthiNation Treatment and Prevention of Gout (Part 3 of 3) | HealthiNation TRANSCRIPT: Overview Gout is a condition that has been known and treated since ancient Egypt. It was also once called "the king of diseases" and "the disease of kings." But despite that regal description, gout is really quite common. It is a type of inflammatory arthritis that affects an increasing number of people, both men and women, worldwide. It is often brought on by diet, but with dietary changes and medication, it is also one of the most controllable types of arthritis. Gout is a debilitating condition that typically affects one joint, but can affect multiple joints and other tissues in the body. It is caused by a build-up of uric acid, also called urate, which crystallizes around the joints, triggering inflammation and pain. While a person with gout has hyperuricemia—meaning high levels of uric acid in the blood—some people with hyperuricemia might not develop gout. In fact, about two-thirds of those with hyperuricemia never go on to develop gout. Uric acid is produced in the body after purines, which are naturally found in some foods and in tissue, are broken down. Normally, uric acid is processed by the kidneys and expelled in <b>...</b>
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