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What Happens When Gout is Left Untreated?

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Man with wrist pain.
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Various kidney stones.
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How gout can affect your kidneys


Doctor measuring blood pressure.
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How gout can put your heart at risk


Man with knee pain.
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How repeated gout attacks affect your joints


Gout nodule on ankle.
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How gout can affect your joints inside and out


Senior with cataracts.
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How gout can affect your vision


Senior woman with trouble breathing.
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How gout can affect your lung health


Senior man with insomnia.
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How gout can lead to sleep deprivation


Unhappy woman looking away.
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How gout affects your mood and behavior


Senior man getting an MRI.
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How gout can affect your cancer risk


Malaika Hill

Malaika Hill

Malaika Hill is a freelance health writer specializing in ophthalmology and population health. For the past decade, she has dedicated her work to helping eye care professionals communicate advances in ophthalmic research to their peers and patients in an effort to provide the highest-quality eye care. She serves on the editorial board of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science where she is committed to exploring and communicating short- and long-term strategies to prioritize eye and vision health disparities across the world. Malaika can be found on her website, LinkedIn, or Twitter.