Gout is caused by too much uric acid in the body. The uric acid forms crystals on the joint and causes pain and inflammation.
If you suffer from gout, there are things you can do to try to have less frequent attacks. Diet is a big one. There are foods and drinks you should avoid like red meat, organ meats, certain seafoods, and beer. Adding cherries to your diet can help lower your uric acid levels. There are several medications to help control it.
It can be painful and managing it is very important due to the potential bone and joint damage, kidney and liver damage, and pancreatic damage.
If you or a loved one suffers from gout call us today so we can help you get back to your active lifestyle.