Pharmacy Corner
All About Gout Who gets gout?

Many people can get gout, but some people are at higher risk of developing it. Risk factors include:

Age Most common in men over the age of 45 years and women after they reach menopause.3
Ethnicity People of Caucasian or African descent are more likely to have gout.3
Family History Gout tends to run in family.3
Gender Gout is more common in men, but women get it commonly after menopause.3
Previous Injury If you have injured a joint before, it is more likely you will get gout in that joint.3
Other Health Conditions Having heart conditions, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity or kidney disease can increase your risk of gout.3
Medications Certain medications can increase your risk of gout (i.e. water pills).3