What is Gout? HSS Doctor Explains

Paramus Daily Voice—September 20, 2016

In a recent article published by Paramus Daily Voice, Dee Dee Wu, MD, a rheumatologist at Hospital for Special Surgery, explains the diagnosis and symptoms of gout in a two-part series.

Dr. Wu explains that, "Gout is a form of arthritis characterized by severe joint inflammation (swelling, warmth, redness and tenderness) of one or more joints that results from the deposition of uric acid crystals in the affected joints."

She also mentions "Gout can occur at any age, but it is more common in individuals over the age of 40. It also affects men earlier in life than women, but the incidence of gout in women rises after menopause to equal that of men. The estimated prevalence of gout in the U.S. ranges from three to eight million people."

To read more, visit Paramus.DailyVoice.com.

 

 

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