Gout is the term that is collectively used to refer to the variety of conditions that can arise in a person’s body due to an increase in the levels of uric acid. This build-up, commonly referred to as gout, starts at the person’s feet. If a person has gout, they will feel swelling and pain in the joints of their feet, particularly their big toe. They can also experience sudden and intense pain, which is commonly referred to as gout attacks. It can make them feel like their foot is on fire. There are several symptoms of gout. However, there are also people who do have too much uric acid in their body but don’t show any symptoms. They are called patients suffering from asymptomatic gout. For acute gout, symptoms can come on quickly from the build-up of uric acid crystals in their joints and can last for 3-10 days at a time. However, if gout is treated promptly and well, patients can usually prevent it from becoming chronic and lasting forever. There are several causes of gout in a person. Certain conditions like blood and metabolism disorders or dehydration can make a person’s body produce too much uric acid. By avoiding these problems, we can cure or avoid gout.

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