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Gout: Facts

What is a Gout Attack?

If your urine output is increased, a condition called dehydration results. Dehydration results in increased uric acid concentration in your blood.

When the uric acid concentration becomes very high, the excess uric acid forms needle like crystals inside your joints. This formation of uric acid crystals leads to inflammation in your body. When the cells of your immune system attack the crystals, it causes joint pain and inflammation. This is called as an acute gout attack.