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-- and this is fox extra gallon affects eight million people in the US alone and the number is growing.
Joining me now as Long Island rheumatology association president doctor Barry Gruber.
I -- hello value of one of the top rheumatologist in the country going to my understanding.
And -- look it seems to me that gal would it is affecting more and more people why is that.
But certainly true the incidence of -- is rising and it may be due in large part to a lot of the other conditions that are associated with -- obesity metabolic syndrome had delivered the -- diabetes.
As well -- check check check it right.
And they blow living longer -- and to be more active yes.
If so is there any specific group of people they get affected as of both men and women.
Any specific age group.
Yeah well it was a risky it can affect men and women it's more common in men usually passed the age of forty women have to -- Poland's.
But it's a very common disorder affecting anywhere between four to 67% of the population give me some of -- Major and minor symptoms of -- can.
But -- that's right we certainly recognized -- by the pattern in which -- presents itself often.
It's an acute inflammatory.
That can come on what a vengeance and typically involves the very distilled joints a small joints of the feet.
The ankle the great toe.
And it can last from a few days to maybe a couple weeks and then disappears and may not reoccur for weeks or months -- sometimes even years there are some myths surrounding -- out.
Give -- some of well I mean.
That is a very very ill disease has described thousands a year is -- -- and it was conceded the king of diseases and a disease that kings -- only Richmond -- to get -- then what we've come to record IE you know them for a that's right but.
But still though we now know that -- can affect.
Essentially in the entire population.
But there are factors such as alcohol and dietary indiscretions that still lead to an increased -- ago.
Well thank you so much that's it for fox -- -- I'm document.
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