WHAT IS GOUT?
Gout is a type of arthritis. Arthritis is a common condition that causes swelling and pain in your joints. Gout does not have a cure and will usually last your whole life.
Gout comes in sudden, and sometimes severe attacks, also called flares, or flare-ups. During a gout attack you may have pain, swelling and/or redness in your joints. Gout is extremely painful and sometimes hard to control.
Kidney disease can lead to gout, and gout may lead to kidney disease. If you have either condition, talk to your doctor about preventing the other. Click here to learn more about gout and kidney disease.
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