This page, our gout quiz basic level answers, was last reviewed or updated on 6 July 2018
IF YOU GET ANY OF THE QUESTIONS MARKED ** WRONG, MAKE SURE YOU LEARN THE CORRECT ANSWER It is very important to know the answers to these ** marked questions.
Uric acid is found in >
Answer (a) the blood.
Where in the body does gout most often first attack ?
Answer (c) big toes
Question 3 **
The usual target for the beginning of clearing up gout is >
Answer (a) 6.0 mg/dL in men; 5.5 mg/dL women
Question 4 **
At what uric acid level is gout more likely ? >
Answer (c) 10.0 mg/dL
Allopurinol works to lower uric acid by >
Answer (a) inhibiting its production.
Febuxostat works to lower uric acid by >
Answer (a) inhibiting its production
Can gout be cured ? >
Answer (b) False. But it can be controlled at a level that ends attacks.
Gout only attacks the big toe >
Answer (b) False. Gout can attack any joint.
Question 9 **
Uric acid is made from >
Answer (b) purines
Does losing weight help to lower uric acid ? >
Answer (c) Usually.
You should drink water if you have gout >
Answer (a) True. Drinking water is a must if you have gout.
Uric acid is mainly excreted in urine >
Answer (a) True.
Uric acid is more likely to crystallise (crystallize) when it is less saturated in the blood >
Answer (b) False. It is more likely to crystallise when it is very saturated in the blood
Most uric acid is removed by the kidneys but the rest is dissolved in >
Answer (c) the intestines.
Gout is only caused by over-eating and over-drinking. >
Answer (b) False. There are many causes of gout.
Tophi most commonly appear after sufferers have had gout for >
Answer (c) 5 years
To lower uric acid naturally you must lose weight >
Answer (b) False. Simply by reducing purines intake in your diet and/or by
encouraging your kidneys to excrete more, (e.g by taking Vitamin C) you could
cause uric acid to fall. And that's naturally. There are medications too.
Drinking water dilutes uric acid which makes it more excretable >
Answer (a) True
You should deal with gout as soon as you suspect its presence,
or you have had it diagnosed. >
Answer (a) True. Gout will get worse over time if not dealt with - and
best immediately. This is as sure as night follows day.
A medical problem with your kidneys can cause gout. >
Answer (a) True The kidneys excrete uric acid. If they don't work properly,
less will be excreted
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to test how good is your knowledge of gout; 20 merely give a slight indication.
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