What is Uric Acid and How Does It Relate to Gout

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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?

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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.

How Do You Get Gout?

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Gout is a complex form of arthritis, a systemic, inflammatory and often progressive disease that causes intense pain, swelling, stiffness and heat in affected joints.