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What Causes Gout?

What Causes Gout?

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Being born of royal blood sounds like a dream come true. Unless of course if you suffer from gout. Known throughout history as “the disease of kings,” gout often is associated with indulgent cuisine and a privileged lifestyle. B

The 411 on Gout

The 411 on Gout

by Stephanie Meadows
Gout is a painful form of arthritis, characterized by inflammation that occurs when uric acid builds up and crystalizes in your joints. Symptoms include painful inflammation, tenderness and redness around the affected joint. Some people experience gout in different joints of the body, such as the knees or elbows, but it most commonly effects the big toe.