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Gout is a complex form of arthritis characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, redness and tenderness in joints, often the joint at the base of the big toe. These attacks can happen over and over unless gout is treated. In time they can damage joints, tendons, and other tissues. Men are more likely to get gout, but women become increasingly susceptible to gout after menopause.
The signs and symptoms of gout are almost always acute, occurring suddenly - often at night - and without warning. Gout symptoms include:
Gout is caused by too much uric acid in the blood. When uric acid concentrations are too high urate crystals accumulate around your joint, causing the inflammation and intense pain of a gout attack. Your body produces uric acid when it breaks down purines
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