Little-Known Factors that Can Trigger Gout

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Filed Under: Gout, Bone & Joint Health
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Little-Known Factors that Can Trigger Gout

If you suffer from episodes of gout, you know how painful it can be. But did you know that addressing litle known factors can help you prevent gout attacks? These include the following:

  • Excess uric acid is sometimes created by your body when you’re under a great deal of stress, overworked or harboring suppressed hostility and anger.
  • Direct trauma to a gouty joint ruptures small pockets which release undissolved crystals leading to inflammation and gout attacks.
  • Sudden drops in the pH (where the body becomes more acidic) are thought to bring on attacks.
  • Hypothermia (exposing the joint to cold temperatures) causes uric acid to crystalize and leads to problems.

Now it's your turn: What do you do to prevent gout attacks?

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