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Gout

Gout. A pain you don't need.

Gout is a painful inflammatory form of arthritis usually affection the joint at the base of the big toe the so-called metatarsal-phalangeal joint. It is three times commoner in men than in women and is characterised by attacks that last for a week to ten days before subsiding. It has a tendency to strike suddenly out of the blue and can be prevented by taking Allopurinol on a continuous base.

 

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