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Gout is a form of arthritis that occurs primarily in older men,
and is caused by a buildup of excess uric acid in the body that
crystallizes in a joint, causing inflammation, swelling, and
Prolonged exposure to excessive noise can result in permanent
hearing loss. Many occupations have increased risk of hearing
damage, and in such cases ear protection should be worn.
Vitamins and supplements cannot take the place of a balanced diet
and regular exercise. In certain instances a supplement may be
slightly more beneficial, but nutrition and physical activity
provide a better foundation for health.
I've been called a "chocoholic" because I love chocolate and eat
a piece after dinner every night. My weight is fine and my
cholesterol is, too. Is there any reason to change my ways?
I often find it difficult or impossible to pass urine in a public
men's room. I'm 41 and healthy. I have no problem urinating at
home. Last week I couldn't urinate at a friend's house, and I had
to go home early to use the bathroom. What can you suggest?