Gout

Causes and Risk Factors

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1. Most people with gout have too much ______ in their blood.




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Most people with gout have too much uric acid in their blood, a condition known as hyperuricemia. Needle-like crystals of uric acid can build up in the connective tissue, in the joint space between two bones, or both. If too many uric acid crystals form as a result of hyperuricemia, gout can develop.