develops after a number of years of buildup of
uric acid crystals in the joints and surrounding
tissue. You probably won't know that you have an elevated uric acid level in
your blood until you have had your first gout attack. But you can help prevent
or reduce the severity of future gout attacks.
If you have been prescribed medicines for gout,
it is important that you take those medicines as instructed to prevent future
attacks. Most people continue to take this medicine for the rest of their