Gout is caused by a build-up of excess uric acid in the blood and tissues. Uric acid develops into crystals, which commonly cause kidney stones. When it occurs in the joints, you have gout. There are three reasons you might be prone to a gout attack:
- You eat a lot of foods rich with purines, which the body turns into uric acid.
- You naturally produce a lot of uric acid.
- Your kidneys don't get rid of the uric acid like they should.
- Organ meats (liver, kidneys, and sweetbreads)
- Dried beans and peas
- Alcohol (beer, wine)
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