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A-Z of Diseases

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Gallstones are solid pieces of stone-like material that form in the gall bladder, a small organ on the right hand side of the body, below the liver. It stores a green liquid called bile, which is produced by the liver to help digest fats.

Gout is a type of arthritis caused by high levels of uric acid in the body. At low levels, uric acid is useful, but when it builds up it can crystallise in the joints and cause severe pain and inflammation.