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What is Gout?

What is gout? Gout is a common inflammatory arthritis. Gout symptoms are often brought on by diet, and include inflammation and pain of your joints.

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.

Holly Atkinson, MD

This video features Holly Atkinson, MD. Dr. Atkinson specializes in internal medicine and is an award-winning medical journalist.

Duration: 4:04. Last Updated On: Nov. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Reviewed by: Holly Atkinson, MD, Mera Goodman, MD, Preeti Parikh, MD . Review date: Jan. 12, 2017
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