Gout causes inflammatory arthritis

Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by TwoCatDoctors, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

    I was referred to a hand surgeon for the hand pain I have been having for many months. He is doing blood work for several factors first and said that he routinely checks for gout also when running blood work because people may not realize they have it.

    People may confuse gout for arthritis, and their diet can consist of certain seafood, meats and even vegetables that can promote gout.

    Below is a good article explaining gout and since it is on the radar with the doctors I'm seeing, it must be appearing more frequently than we think.

    http://www.niams.nih.gov/health_info/gout/default.asp