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The Disease of Kings

Gout, a disease commonly referred to as “The Disease of Kings or as “Rich Man’s Disease is considered a chronic and progressive disease. Chronic gout can also lead to crystal deposits (sodium orate) of uric acid (a normal byproduct of purines) in the tissues, particularly in and around the joints. Gout can cause sudden severe arthritis and may cause joint destruction, decreased kidney function, and kidney (nephrolithiasis). Gout has the unique distinction of being one of the most frequently recorded medical illnesses throughout history
When our body has too much of uric acid (commonly known as “hyperuricema”), some of the needle-shaped crystals tend to deposit outside the bloodstream, most commonly around the
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A healthy diet and proper medication, and catching the disease in its initial stages, are the only ways to stay healthy and miles away from
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