Last Dec. I had a UT infection and was dehydrated and bad case of gas all at once. I went to the ER and was tested and given medication. The next day I woke up with gout. When I went to my PC doctor she said the gout might have been triggered by the medicine they have me (which I ended up being allergic to) and she changed my medicine. Did not have another flare up until I had another UT infection and trauma to my bunion and foot while I was in a cast.
Now I was told gout is caused by too much u. acid in system - but mine only occurs when there is trauma going on somewhere in my body. Could this really be the cause? I have the list of foods that you are supposed to stay away from so I rarely, if ever eat them. That's why I'm wondering if something else triggers the gout. Any comment?
Yes, Gout is caused by a primary hyperuricemia which can be triggered by a number of factors like stress (infections/ trauma), diet, medications/ drugs, diabetes, hypertension, renal disease, blood disorders etc.
Hope this information helps.
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