August 6, 2013
Health Tip: Know Risk Factors for Gout
It's more common in males
(HealthDay News) -- Gout is characterized by a buildup of uric acid in the body, leading to swollen, painful joints.
The U.S. National Institute on Aging mentions these common risk factors for gout:
- Being male.
- Having a family history of gout.
- Being overweight.
- Eating a poor diet.
- Drinking alcohol.
- Having too much uric acid in the blood, a condition called hyperuricemia.