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Who is most at risk for developing gout?

Men have a higher risk of developing gout. Gout is also more prevalent in men age 40 and over and in women age 50 and over. In many cases, people who develop gout have a family history of the condition.

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What causes gout?
National Kidney FoundationNational Kidney Foundation
Uric acid, which causes gout when it builds up in the blood, comes from the breakdown of purines, na...
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Can damage to my joints caused by gout be reversed?
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Unfortunately, damage to your joints cannot be reversed. However, with treatment, any additional dam...
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