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Gout

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by Hollenstein J

(Arthritis, Gouty; Gouty Arthritis)

 

Risk Factors

Gout is more common in men over the age of 30 years, but gout can occur in men and women at any age. Other factors that may increase your risk of gout include:
  • Obesity , sudden weight gain, or rapid weight loss
  • Family members with history of gout
  • Kidney disease
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • High blood pressure
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Certain medications, such as:
    • Low-dose aspirin
    • Diuretics
    • Cyclosporin, an antirejection drug
    • Chemotherapy drugs used to treat cancer
Certain foods and beverages may also increase your chances of gout.
  • Foods high in purines, such as organ meats, shellfish, some vegetables, and gravies.
  • High-fructose drinks, such as sugar-sweetened sodas and orange juice
  • Excess alcohol, especially beer
  • Binge drinking alcohol
 

RESOURCES

Arthritis Foundation
http://www.arthritis.org

American Arthritis Society
http://www.americanarthritis.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Arthritis Society of Canada
http://www.arthritis.ca

Canadian Arthritis Network
http://www.arthritisnetwork.ca

 

References


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Gout. Arthritis Foundation website. Available at: http://www.arthritis.org/conditions-treatments/disease-center/gout. Accessed July 12, 2013.


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Gout overview. American Academy of Family Physicians Family Doctor website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/gout.html. Updated March 2010. Accessed July 12, 2013.


Questions and answers about gout. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health%5FInfo/Gout/default.asp. Accessed July 12, 2013.


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What is gout? National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health%5FInfo/Gout/gout%5Fff.pdf. Accessed July 12, 2013.


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1/4/2011 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Choi HK, Willett W, Curhan G. Fructose-rich beverages and risk of gout in women. JAMA. 2010;304(20):2270-2278.


4/24/2014 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Wise JN, Weissman BN, et al. American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria for chronic foot pain. Available at: http://www.acr.org/~/media/ACR/Documents/AppCriteria/Diagnostic/ChronicFootPain.pdf. Updated 2013. Accessed April 24, 2014.

 

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