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What is Gout?

What is gout? Gout is a common type of inflammatory arthritis that is often brought on by what you eat. Because of this, it is also one of the most controllable types of arthritis. Gout typically affects one joint and is caused by a crystallization of uric acid. Gout symptoms inflammation and pain. In this video, Dr. Holly Atkinson explains the stages of gout and who is at risk for this debilitating disease.

Dr. Holly Atkinson

This video features Dr. Holly Atkinson. Dr. Holly Atkinson specializes in Internal Medicine and is an award-winning medical journalist. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine as well as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Duration: 04:04.
Reviewed by: Dr. Preeti Parikh, Dr. Holly Atkinson, Dr. Mera Goodman . Review date: January 12, 2017
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