Higher than average levels of Uric Acid in your system, which builds up around a joint and forms uric crystal, is what happens when you have Gout.
Finding out what triggers this build up may help to prevent future Gout Attacks.
- Foods - foods that are high in purines.
- Dehydration - it is harder for your kidneys to work when dehydrated, and flush out your uric acid.
- Alcohol - it raises uric acid levels and makes you dehydrated
- Medication - Some drugs such as diuretics, beta-blockers and cyclosporine
- Fructose Beverages - fructose sweetened drinks can can bring on flare ups.
- Stress - medical stress can cause flare ups.