What is Gout?
A form of arthritis caused by excess uric acid in the bloodstream and may require gout treatment. The symptoms of gout are due to the formation of uric acid crystals in the joints and the body’s response to them. Gout most classically affects the joint in the base of the big toe.
Symptoms of Gout?
- Pain, usually intense
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and steroids.
- Lifestyle changes