Risk Factors of Gout
The presence of abnormally low thyroid hormone levels in the human body can be accounted for as a primary risk factor. Patients develop a certain vulnerability to gout and those patients at risk of developing this disorder could worsen it due a number of reasons like dehydration, joint injury, fever, alcohol intake and surgeries. It is a genetic disorder which means that the offspring of a gout patient could possibly be at a higher risk of getting it. Obesity and dietary habits could put a person at risk of gout. Further, a person’s lifestyle, climate and physical habits could influence his vulnerability to this disorder.