If you have gout, excess uric acid is probably to blame. While it’s normal to have some in your body, people with gout often have too much of it. Some people’s bodies make too much, but in many cases, your body can’t eliminate it efficiently.
Can you prevent high uric acid and gout? The short answer is mostly yes. While you may not be able to completely prevent it, there are treatment options, including lifestyle changes and medications that can help keep uric acid levels within a healthy range.