Causes of Gout
Hyperuricemia or the increased level of uric acid in the blood is the underlying cause of this disease, though this medical condition can occur due to a number of reasons like diet, genetic factors and under- excretion or overproduction of urinary salts or uric acid. A person’s dietary habits including consumption of alcohol, fructose, meat and seafood can be accounted as the main reasons for this condition. A few rare genetic disorders pertaining to the kidney and the urinary tract system also lead to this disease. Abdominal obesity, hypertension and abnormal lipid levels have also been known to pave way for this disorder. Medication like niacin, aspirin and other diuretics increase the risk of gout.