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What Increases Your Risk
Certain things can either cause gout or make you more likely to get it.
Things you can't change
Medicines that may increase uric acid
Conditions related to diet and body weight
Having other conditions
Certain other conditions and diseases appear more often in people who have gout than in people who don't, though studies have not shown a clear relationship. Gout may share risk factors (such as obesity, hypertension, and high levels of triglycerides) with certain diseases, including:
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