Go below 6 mg/dl

Gout can be caused when the level of uric acid is above 6.8 mg/dl. Many parts of the body can be affected.

Gout is a lifestyle disease

Gout is diagnosed more frequently in industrialised countries and develops as a consequence of increased uric acid levels in the blood (hyperuricaemia) over many years. There are several factors that can raise uric acid levels.

Below mg/dl

Uric acid level: Optimal uric acid level is below 6 mg/dl, or 360 µmol/l.

30 to 60 years

Age: Most patients develop gout between the age of 30 and 60.

80% men

Sex: Men are more frequently affected.

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The multisystemic effect of gout on the body

Gout is a multisystemic disease; that means it can affect different parts of the body. Find out more about the impact gout can have on different body parts.

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Gout can be treated

Gout is treatable. Acute gout is treated using medication. In order to avoid further gout attacks, a permanent reduction of uric acid levels through lifestyle changes and medication is necessary.

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Gout patient brochure

Learn more about gout with our "Gout patient brochure".

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