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Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis that causes pain and swelling in joints. Gout most commonly affects the big toe joint. But it can affect other joints also. Gout symptoms come and go in episodes called flares or gout attacks



  • Intense pain.
  • Discoloration or redness.
  • Stiffness.
  • Swelling.
  • Tenderness, even to a light touch
  • Warm sensation in the joint



  • Overweight or obesity.
  • Congestive heart failure.
  • Diabetes.
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure).
  • Kidney disease.
  • Blood cancer.
  • Male predominance
  • Family history
  • Eat a lot of animal proteins — especially animal flesh, shellfish, and foods that contain organ meat.
  • Alcohol
  • Certain medications
  • Sugary drinks and sweets
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Alcohol
  • Organ meats
  • Game meats
  • Certain seafood
  • Red meat
  • Turkey
  • Gravy and meat sauces.





  • Low purine diet for gout
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Regular exercise can help reduce stress on joints and reduce risk of obesity