. Gout - Symptoms, Causes and Diagnosis | CK Birla Hospital
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Gout is a common and complicated form of arthritis and anyone of any age can develop gout. Gout attacks are abrupt and frequent, causing the patient to wake up even in the middle of the night with severe pain and inflammation in the toes.

Signs and symptoms
Signs and symptoms

Though the symptoms of gout may come and go but there are some which may cause severe pain and discomfort.

Causes
Causes

Following are some causes and risk factors that can result in gout.

Formation of needlelike urate crystals in a joint or surrounding tissue

Diagnosis
Diagnosis

Below are some tests done to diagnose Gout. 

Treatment
Treatment

There are two basic types of gout drugs that each target a different issue. The first kind aids in reducing the pain and swelling brought on by gout attacks. The second type reduces the level of uric acid in your blood to prevent gout complications.

The frequency and seriousness of your symptoms, along with any additional health issues you might have, will determine which kind of medication is best for you.