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Gout - Causes and Risk Factors

Gout often runs in families because of a genetic connection. Most people with gout have their first attack between the ages of 30 to 40. The majority are men, although women may develop the condition after menopause. This is because the female hormone known as oestrogen can help to excrete uric acid from the body. Other diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, leukaemia, and kidney disorders and certain medications can also cause gout.

Gout is also linked to obesity and drugs like diuretics. 

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