What is gout and is it hereditary?
Q. What is gout and is it hereditary?
A. It takes place when the body is unable to deal with excess uric acid found in the body. This compound is cleared by the kidneys and the person who suffers from this has too much of it in his blood which is deposited as crystals within the joints. This causes inflammation and pain and is rarer from of arthritis. It is hereditary but is more common in men than in women .