9 Surprising Triggers of Gout Pain

Dietary factors, such as red meat and alcohol, have long been known to trigger gout pain, but medications and medical conditions can be a problem too.
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How to fight gout pain

by Carina Storrs

Gout is an excruciatingly painful form of arthritis that often affects the feet.

Dietary factors, such as red meat and alcohol, can trigger gout pain. However, medications and medical conditions can be a problem too, says Kenneth G. Saag, MD, a rheumatologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

"Non-food items are the major risk factors for developing gout," he says. Here are nine such triggers, which could be causing your gout pain.

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