Understanding Gout: Symptoms and Causes
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Understanding Gout: Symptoms and Causes

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What is the main cause of gout?

High levels of uric acid in the blood

What may result from gout other than joint pain?

Formation of kidney stones

What is the recommended long-term prevention for those with frequent gout attacks?

Lifestyle changes and medication like allopurinol

Which joint is commonly affected by gout?

<p>Joint at the base of the big toe</p> Signup and view all the answers

How are high levels of uric acid treated once the acute gout attack subsides?

<p>Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)</p> Signup and view all the answers

Vitamin C is primarily found in which of the following?

<p>Citrus fruits</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary function of vitamin C in the body?

<p>Formation of collagen</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which animals are unable to synthesize their own vitamin C?

<p>Apes and monkeys (including humans)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main health condition for which vitamin C is used to prevent and treat?

<p>Scurvy</p> Signup and view all the answers

Apart from scurvy, claims have been made for the benefits of vitamin C supplementation in excess for which of the following health conditions?

<p>Common cold and cancer</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary function of vitamin C in the body?

<p>Playing a role in the synthesis of collagen</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which animals are unable to synthesize their own vitamin C?

<p>Humans and monkeys</p> Signup and view all the answers

In addition to citrus fruits, where else is vitamin C commonly found?

<p>Leafy green vegetables</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the recommended route for taking vitamin C, besides by mouth?

<p>Topical application on the skin</p> Signup and view all the answers

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