Gout is a very unpleasant illness that affects more and more people each day and severely reduces the quality of life for those that have it. This is why it’s important to understand what causes it, how to prevent it and how to cure or alleviate it.
What is Gout?
Gout is very painful form of arthritis that is caused by excessive levels of uric acid that build up in the body and especially in the joints. Those deposits are usually quite painful because the uric acid forms crystals and most of the time the deposits are the largest around the big toe and the joints in the feet in general. This leads to lower mobility, constant swelling and a lot of pain in the lower limbs for the people suffering from gout.