What is Gout?

Gout is a kind of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints. An abnormality in handling uric acid and crystallization of these compounds in joints can cause attacks of painful arthritis, kidney stones, and blockage of the kidney filtering tubules with uric acid crystals, leading to kidney failure.The joint at the base of the big toe is the most common site of gout attack.

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Hi im Amol suffering gout attack from last two month on repeated basis. I already reduce high purince diet. Daily i take 3 tablets of valparin 500...

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Hello. I read your query and I am sorry about your health issues.

Regarding your first question about valproic acid, it doesn't cause any problems...

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My husband is a gout patient. On 22 nov, 2011, he was given amloguard 5 mg for high bp. His Uric acid levels was also high at that time . So he is...

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Your husband symptoms seem to be related to gout. I suggest using anti inflammatory medications such as Acetaminophen to relieve pain. I...

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I am a 44-year-old kidney donor and am experiencing gout. Can the gout damage my remaining kidney? Are the drugs used for gout toxic to the...

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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Most of the drugs used in the treatment of gout can...

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