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Description
Gout is also referred to as crystal-induced arthritis and is a result of accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joint regions. Gout normally occurs in joint areas like the knees; wrists; foot; joint of the big toe; elbows; and various other joints like the spine; hips; and shoulders. Uric acid is formed by the body while processing waste products like purines. It is generally dissolved in the b View more...
Causes
While the exact cause of gout is unknown, there are several reasons that could lead to gout and they are:
• Defective genes that are responsible for metabolism; can lead to an excess production of uric acid and also retention of the same; leading to gout.
• Certain surgical procedures could also result in gout.
• Dysfunctional or impaired kidney functioning could result in poor elimination of u View more...
Prevention
• Weight reduction program in case of patients that are obese or overweight;
• Avoid or curtail purine-rich diet;
• Stop alcohol consumption;
• Change medication if one is on diuretics for hypertension;
• Avoid food that could lead to high levels of uric acid, for example: anchovies, asparagus, legumes, mushrooms, meat, organ meat, and shellfish.
• Drink 6-8 eight-ounce glasses of water, f View more...
Common Symptoms
• Gout is a condition that is marked by four main stages during which the symptoms could vary from absolutely no symptoms to severe signs and symptoms.
• During the first stage which is referred to as the asymptomatic stage, there are absolutely no symptoms as the name suggests; however there is an increase in the uric acid levels.
• The second stage or acute stage is marked by sings and symptom View more...
Rare Symptoms
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Traditional Treatment
Medications include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs to provide relief from pain; colchicine, corticosteroid drugs, and/or adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH); probenecid (Benemid, Parbenem or Probalan); sulfinpyrazone (Anturane); or allopurinol (Lopurin, Zurinol or Zyloprim). Another form of gout known as tophi could be treated with probenecid, sulfinpyrazone and allopurinol.
Alternative Treatment
• Naturopathy: Cherries are considered to help treat gout and a pound of cherries a day is found to be effective. Vitamin supplements like vitamin C, B complex, pantothenic acid (B5), and Bromelain 500 mg are also found to be equally effective. Fish oil capsules; L-glutamine; L-glutathione; L-glycine; L-methionine; magnesium citrate; shark cartilage etc are also various alternative medications tha View more...
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