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Medication for Gout Disease and Recognizing the Symptoms

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Medication for Gout Disease and Recognizing the Symptoms

Gout is a condition that results when crystals of uric acid are deposited body tissues, and is characterized by an overload of this acid. It causes joints to become inflamed and is often very painful. Chronic gout can lead to deposits of hard lumps in and around the joints. Very Happy.

Not Everyone Who Has Gout Will Experience Such Severe Symptoms

Some patients may only develop elevated blood uric acid levels, a condition that is known as hyperuricemia. These patients may not have the arthritic joint pain and other symptoms. The actual term "gout" is often used in reference to the painful joint attacks. The length of an article is rather immaterial about its response from people. People are more interested in the matter about Gout Kidney, and not length.



  • As a result, patients with gout can experience decreased kidney function and kidney stones, which are also very painful.
  • When these problems occur, they must be treated immediately.
  • This article has been written with the intention of showing some illumination to the meaning of Normal Blood Uric Acid Levels.
  • This is so that those who don't know much about Normal Blood Uric Acid Levels can learn more about it.
  • One of the most common problems that can be associated with gout and kidney function is blockage of these organs.
  • This blockage occurs in the tubular filters that allow the kidneys to rid the body of unwanted materials.
  • When they become clogged with uric acid crystals, the kidneys are unable to perform their proper function.
  • When this happens, kidney failure can occur.
  • This condition must be treated right away in order to restore proper function to the kidneys, and to the body. Very Happy





  • While hyperuricemia and gout often occur together, there is currently not medical evidence that shows their exact relationship.
  • Some patients with hyperuricemia do not develop gout, while others with repeated gout attacks show normal or low blood uric acid levels.
  • Still, it continues to be a common problem, and should be treated to keep other more serious conditions from occurring.
  • Because it is painful, and, therefore, very distinguishable, it can usually be easily diagnosed and quickly treated.
  • The more interesting an article, the more takers there are for the article.
  • So we have made it a point to make this article on Gout as interesting as possible! Surprised





  • Gout, when referred to in this way, is usually an extremely painful arthritic attack with a rapid onset of joint inflammation.
  • The deposits of uric acid crystals in the joint fluid that helps to facilitate proper motion precipitate this inflammation.
  • When this occurs, this fluid is unable to correctly do its job because the crystals are in the way.
  • Because of this, the joints are not able to move properly, and movement becomes very painful.



Gout is a Common Disease and Often Presents Suddenly With a Painful Joint

The most common and well-recognized symptom is swelling of the joint in the big toe where it joins the foot. This can be extremely painful and enlarged and if not treated the pain will last about 10 days and can cause lasting damage with repeated attacks. The area can be red, hot, inflamed and very painful or tender.

Kidney Stones can Form Due to Gout and can Cause Back Pain

Other joints such as the knee, fingers and heel can also be affected. Some people get lumps on the rim of the ear or other parts of the body near joints under the skin and these are called tophi. Learning about things is what we are living here for now. So try to get to know as much about everything, including Acute Gouty Arthritis whenever possible. Rolling Eyes

People May Have an Elevated Uric Acid Also Called Hyperuricemia but Have No Symptoms

Later they may develop acute gouty arthritis where the joint is affected. Almost three fourths of people with gout will develop it in the big toe at some point of time. In between attacks the gout is said to be in an interval or intercritical phase and finally some people get chronic tophaceous (with the tophi) gout.



  • Over the long term there can be deformity of joints and there can be many large lumps under the skin.
  • Nowadays with proper treatment this is less likely.
  • The symptoms can last from three to ten days and often get better even without treatment.
  • The next attack may occur many months or even years later.
  • Usually (and fortunately) only one joint is affected at a time and the symptoms of the swelling and pain start within a day.
  • People always think that they know everything about everything; however, it should be known that no one is perfect in everything.
  • There is never a limit to learning; even learning about Gout Com. Rolling Eyes



The definite diagnosis or determining if the arthritis is due to gout may involve drawing fluid from the joint and looking for crystals of uric acid. Shocked

Gout is an extremely painful disease and can cause immense discomfort apart from complications like kidney stones and the like. Unfortunately, there is no established cure for gout. The best means of thwarting gout attacks is prevention. These insidious attacks occur when you will be least expecting it, successful home treatments suitable for gout asleep.

The most commonly afflicted areas of gout include the big toes and the joints in feet, ankles, knees, hands, wrists, arms, elbows, and bursas, the ligaments and tendons around these joints; and, in extreme cases, shoulders, necks, hips and spine. Very Happy

Gout Attacks Typically Set in Between Midnight and 2 a.M

And are more frequent during the spring. The initial attacks may wane automatically within a few days even without treatment, as the crystals become encrusted by certain proteins that prevent their recognition by the immune system as non-self particles. However, gout may resurface even after years, and in due course of time the frequency of the attacks gradually increases. Ultimately, the problem becomes a persistent one and in chronic cases, can cause permanent distortion of the affected joints.

Purine is a Normal Constituent of the Human Diet

It is metabolized within the body to produce uric acid, which then reacts with the sodium ions present in the system to give mono-sodium urate (MSU). The production of MSU rises with the internal pH of the body. At the biological pH, the MSU exists in the form of insoluble crystals that deposit on the joints of the body. The bodys defense mechanism recognizes these accumulated crystals as foreign invasions and combats them with white blood cells called neutrophils. As a result of this immunologic reaction, sudden inflammation and rubor of the skin develops, along with heat production and tenderness of the affected regions. This is accompanied by excruciating pain as the bodys defense mechanism fights the invading MSU crystals. The symptoms include malaise, fever, chills, increased heart rate, and high blood pressure. Smile

According to researchers at Johns Hopkins, "There's no denying that there is a strong connection between what you eat and how you feel, and the difference is likely to become more and more apparent the older you get." (Johns Hopkins Health 2000, www.intelihealth.org)

AFTERNOON SNACK: One fruit or raw vegetable; one serving of bread; a glass of low-fat milk or a cup of low-fat yogurt. * DINNER: A four-ounce serving of protein, such as fish, tofu, chicken, beans, turkey or beef; one carbohydrate, such as a baked potato, rice, bread or pasta; one cup of steamed vegetables (avoid starches like peas or corn); a fresh salad with low-fat dressing.

Doctors also targeted allergies or intolerance for dairy products, preservatives found in a wide variety of foods and drugs along with members of the nightshade family as possible culprits for joint problems. In addition, eating or drinking anything tainted with Salmonella or other bacteria has been shown to provoke the immune system to attack the joints, a condition known as "Reiter's syndrome."

Diet to Promote Joint Comfort from Johns Hopkins Health 2000

* BREAKFAST: One piece or serving of fresh fruit; one slice of bread or bowl of cereal; one protein, such as an egg or a cup of yogurt. It is rather interesting to note that people like reading about Gout if they are presented in an easy and clear way. The presentation of an article too is important for one to entice people to read it! Wink

LUNCH: A fresh salad with vegetable, such as mushrooms, carrots, tomatoes, radishes, celery and low-fat dressing; a four-ounce serving of protein, such as fish, chicken, turkey, tofu or beans; one bread serving; a piece of fruit. It is always better to have compositions with as little corrections in it as possible. This is why we have written this composition on Gout with no corrections for the reader to be more interested in reading it. Evil or Very Mad


What is Uric Acid?





Although denied by the medical profession for the last three decades, diet does influence your pain... Prior to the denial phase of medicine it was and in some circles still a known factor that certain foods and drinks trigger certain problems. For instance, Joint problems have been found to be exacerbated by the use of alcohol, liver and other organ meats. The most famous joint problem recognized is "Gout," even though the pharmaceutical companies have tried to convince the world this is not true, it certainly is and gout suffers who have had direct results of those foods will tell you... Chemicals concocted by the pharmaceutical industry does help with a few cases but the digestive system is suffering the affects as well as the liver and kidneys which have to filter out the foreign matter in the body! As we get older our digestive system does not work as fast nor as thorough as it needs to and therefore medication to treat gout as many or more problems than they help! The presentation of an article on Gout plays an important role in getting the reader interested in reading it. This is the reason for this presentation, which has gotten you interested in reading it!

EVENING SNACK: A fruit with one graham cracker square, one low-fat cookie, or a half cup of sorbet or low-fat frozen yogurt. Combining a healthful diet and stress reduction, pain can all but colchicine in mitosis instances...

Stunning breakthroughs in medical research demonstrate that you can literally feed your aching bones and joints exactly what they need to move more freely and with less discomfort. Taking certain nutrients to eliminate discomfort, rebuilding deteriorating join structures, and restore freedom of movement is rapidly moving into mainstream medical consciousness. Long overdue but still not fast enough... In fact the doctors at Johns Hopkins have developed a "bone/joint diet? That they believe can help alleviate the burden of stiff, inflamed joints. (Diet to follow)

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