Gout is caused by the build-up of uric acid in the blood, a condition known as hyperuricemia, explains WebMD. The exact cause of hyperuricemia is not known, but researchers believe genes are a contributing factor. More »

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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 »

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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An excess of uric acid in the blood, also known as hyperuricemia, is generally treated through the administration of medications, as reported by The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative. Popular medications include non-steroi... More »

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Inactivity due to a medical condition such as paralysis is one medical cause of blood clots in the legs, according to WebMD. Cancer can also cause blood clots in the legs, as can damage to blood vessels that occurs as a ... More »

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In some cases, fluid on the lungs, or pleural effusion, is dealt with by treating the cause of the fluid build-up, such as pneumonia or congestive heart failure, according to WebMD. In urgent cases, doctors must drain th... More »

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 »