Reviewed by Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Take the Gout Quiz First! Before reading this FAQ, challenge yourself and
Test your Knowledge!
Q:Gout is a form of arthritis. True or false?
Q:Gout is most often seen in whom: Men or women?
Q:Gout is caused by the buildup of what substance in the body?
Q:Uric acid is eliminated from the body through urine. True or false?
Q:What should people with gout should avoid consuming?
Q:What are the symptoms of gout?
A: Symptoms of gout generally include the following: Warmth, pain, swelling, and extreme tenderness in a joint, an very red or purplish skin around the affected joint, which may appear to be infected. As the gout attack subsides, the skin around the affected joint may peel and feel itchy.
Q:What is the most common site of a gout attack?
A:The most common sign of gout is a nighttime attack of swelling, tenderness, redness, and sharp pain in the big toe.
Q:An excessive amount of uric acid in the body can also lead to what condition?
Q:What increases a person risk for developing gout?
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