Gout is an inflammatory disease of the joints that is caused due to high Uric acid levels in the blood. Uric acid can crystallize in joint spaces in toes, fingers, ankles, knees, and elbows causing extreme pain, tenderness, and swelling of the joints. Gout is more often noted in patients with chronic kidney disease.
Some of the medications used to treat Gout can also be harmful to kidneys in patients with pre-existing kidney disease. Here are some resources to help understand more about Gout and manage diet in patients with Gout. (Credit: UK gout society; Palo Alto medical foundation)