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Gout**
 
Gout is a form of arthritis that causes sudden and severe episodes of pain, tenderness, redness, warmth and joint swelling. It may affect one joint at a time but it can become chronic and affect several joints. The most common joint affected by gout is the large joint of the great toe. The swelling and pain in gout are caused by increased levels of uric acid in the blood and the formation of uric acid crystals in the joints. It affects about 2.1 million Americans, can occur at any age, in men it usually occurs after the age of 30.
  
You can find more information about Gout by clicking the link below:
http://www.rheumatology.org/public/factsheets/gout_new.asp?aud=pat










**PLEASE NOTE: THESE DISEASES ARE DEFINED FOR THE MERE UNDERSTANDING FOR THE PATIENTS. PLEASE DO NOT SELF DIAGNOSE YOURSELF. IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS, CALL THE DOCTORS OFFICE AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR CONSULTATION. WE DO NOT ENCOURAGE PATIENTS TO TAKE OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS FOR PAIN AND ANY OTHER RELATED SYMPTOMS. THIS OFFICE DOES NOT TAKE RESPOSIBILITY FOR ACCIDENTS OR INJURY DUE TO SELF DIAGNOSIS FROM THE ABOVE INFORMATION.