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Jane's Blog Eliminating Gout

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Jane's Blog Eliminating Gout

Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis. It happens when the body makes excess uric acid, a normal waste product. About two thirds of the uric acid in your blood is naturally made by your body. The rest is produced when your body breaks down substances called purines, which are found in many foods. High-purine foods include seafood, red meat, and alcohol. Normally, your kidneys get rid of uric acid. But if they can’t properly flush it out, the uric acid accumulates and forms crystals in your joints. These uric acid crystals, called monosodium urate cause irritation, inflammation and swelling. This is...

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