Is gout genetic?
Gout can be inherited or it can be caused secondary to other disease such as kidney failure, certain enzyme malfunctions, chemotherapy (high cell turn over) and diet such as alcohol consumption and red meat and seafood.
persons with a genetic predisposition to goutyarthritis or perhaps a problem with the kidneys can end up suffering from gout. Gout is the result of high uric acid in the blood turning into uric acid crystals which are tiny sharp things that settle in joints and other tissue causing extreme pain. gout is not contagious and can not be transferred from one person to another.
I've been taking protein shakes for the last 2 years but no gout. Recent study found no connection between gout and protein consumption but consumption of alcohol, fructose-sweetened drinks, meat, and seafood are what can cause it. It's mostly genetic so you might wanna ease into it and see how your body reacts.
Gout usually occurs in middle aged men of up to the mid-40s. It tends often to be accompanied in this group with obesity, high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol levels, and heavy alcohol use. Gout can also develop in the elderly, occurring equally in men as in women. In the elderly it is often associated with kidney problems and /or the use of diuretics. and is less often associated with alcohol use. Aside from inherited genetic…