What are the symptoms of Gout?
Gout develops in a person gradually or suddenly with severe symptoms. Symptoms develop suddenly and usually involve only one or a few joints. The pain frequently starts during the night and is often described as throbbing, crushing, or excruciating. Excruciating pain in the "Big Toe" in the recent past may indicate Gout.
The affected joint appears warm, red, and tender. The pain at the joints may subside in several days, but may recur at irregular intervals. Subsequent attacks usually have a longer duration.
In some people, it may progress to chronic gouty arthritis, while others may have no further attacks.
Who are at more of getting gout?
Men, postmenopausal women, people with kidney disease, diabetes mellitus, sickle cell anemia, or obesity have higher chances of getting Gout.