Gout is the result of a buildup of uric acid in the body that causes needle-like deposits of urate crystals in the soft tissues or joints in the body, according to the American College of Rheumatology. This condition is ... More »

Several health conditions, such as joint injury, or diet choices, such as drinking fructose-sweetened soft drinks, can trigger a gout attack, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Anything that causes a rise in uric aci... More »

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Low-fat milk products are low in purines, may lower the risk of gout by more than 40 percent, and may rid the body of uric acid during a gout attack, states WebMD. Citrus fruits, cherries and cherry juice may help preven... More »

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The basic cause of gout is an elevated uric acid level in the blood, which allows for the formation of urate crystals in a person's joints, Mayo Clinic states. The body excretes uric acid via the kidneys, so elevated blo... More »

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The formation of needle-shaped crystals of uric acid in the joints and surrounding tissue causes inflammation and intense pain in the affected joint, which is the chief symptom of gout. Uric acid comes from purines, whic... More »

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The gout diet touted by Mayo Clinic is designed to reduce levels of uric acid in the body, specifically in the treatment of gout, a condition where uric acid forms painful deposits within joints. This diet focuses on red... More »

The main cause of gout in the foot is the buildup of too much uric acid in the blood. The cause of hyperuricemia, or uric acid buildup, is not known, but it is commonly attributed to genetic factors, according to WebMD... More »

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