Drinking excess alcohol aggravates gout

Dec 26, 2012
Gulp alcohol, get gout: Stay clear of your favourite drink if you are suffering from the arthritic condition of gout. Alcohol, especially beer, can lead to flaring up of gout because of its high purine content, which breaks down to form uric acid. Excess of uric acid in the body occurs if the kidneys do not function properly, leads to the formation of crystals around the joints.

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