Healthy Living

Gout: Facts

Gout: Facts

What is Gout?

Gout is an extremely painful form of inflammatory arthritis caused by the build up of uric acid in the joints.  It currently affects about 4% of population.  For most people, gout occurs first in the big toe, where deposits of uric acid(tophie) cause the toe to be red, sore, swollen and warm.