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Causes of gout encompass all those triggers/diseases that cause the kidneys to work improperly. Rheumatoid arthritis is often equated with gout but site of affliction differs in both. Gout usually affects the big toe. Gout causes include any disease or trigger that leads to increased uric acid levels or a decreased uric acid excretion from the body.
Risk factors include :
4. Renal insufficiency like kidney stones
Rheumatology is a field that has bloomed in the recent years due to the rise in gout causes and the corollary of patients coming in with complaints of gout.
Complaints include :
1. Severe and sudden joint pain in mornings or evenings.
2. Joint tenderness.
3. Stiffness of joint.