The buildup of Uric acid in your blood from the breakdown of purines causes Gout.
Certain conditions, such as blood and metabolism disorders or dehydration, make your body produce too much Uric acid.
A kidney or thyroid problem, or an inherited disorder, can make it harder for your body to remove excess Uric acid.
You’re more likely to get gout if you:
- Are a middle-aged man or a postmenopausal woman
- Have parents, siblings, or other family members with gout
- Eat too much purine-rich food, such as red meats, organ meats, and certain fish
- Drink alcohol
- Take medications such as Diuretics and Cyclosporine
- Have a condition such as high blood pressure, Kidney disease,
- Thyroid disease, Diabetes, or Sleep apnea