gout-arthritis

Gout is a type of arthritis that causes inflammation in joint/s. It usually develops in people with high levels of uric acid in the blood. The first symptom of this joint complaint is excruciating pain, which eventually results in swelling.
Causes:

  • Excess uric acid in the blood
  • Obesity
  • Genetics
  • Medications
  • Poor kidney functioning

Symptoms:

  • Intense joint pain that affects the ankles, knees, elbows, wrists and fingers
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Redness
June 2, 2018

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