While the older one gets, the more the risks increase for many conditions, this isn’t always the case when it comes to all illnesses. A new study reveals that those younger adult gout sufferers actually increase their risks around getting a blood clot; a 25 percent enhanced chance when it comes to a blood clot forming deep within their veins a mere decade after contracting gout.
In fact, the chances increased additionally, 79 percent more, in gout patients versus those who have never gotten gout in that under-50 years old age demographic.
Researchers for the study reviewed approximately 62,000 gout patients, along with the same number of non-gout adults.
The team discovered that the increased risk around blood clots was largely found within those gout sufferers under 50 years of age.
As per the study team, Medical Express revealed that the risk around blood clots rose whether the younger adults had their gout dealt with via medications like Zyloprim (allopurinol). These medications help with lowering uric acid, the cause of gout, and can decrease gout flare ups. It’s important to note that the results were not affected by gender, and evenly towed when it came to males and females that had gout in that under-50 age demographic; women and men were both equally susceptible to blood clot risks in the study.
The team stated that the study’s findings were not overly surprising as it is known that chronic inflammation increases blood clot chances. Past research has highlighted that rheumatological diseases (like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis and lupus), can also be blood clot risk factors.
The research team reviewed primary care information gathered via England’s Clinical Practice Research Datalink. They first identified those who were diagnosed with gout from 1998 to 2017, matching them with about the same number of adults who had never had the illness.