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It hurts, it is the most painful form of inflammatory arthritis, it is recurrent in attacks, it creates swollen red joints and can appear in the middle of the night and stay with you for months. Gout can maim, gout can cause kidney stones, kidney disorders, heart attacks, and even death. Caused by excess uric acid in your system that your kidneys cannot excrete out fast enough. This is an awful disease to have and millions or men and women around the world suffer from gout.
But there can be gout cures and treatments, both herbal and medicinal.
You have to learn about gout, your gout, what triggers it, what aids in treating it. What side effects from the medicine occurs, what herbs or folk tale remedies work. Changing your diet, exercising more, drinking more water.. It is up to you to learn how your body works. OR YOU CAN READ ABOUT IT ON THIS SITE, DO NOTHING AND SUFFER THE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES OF NOT TAKING ACTION AND HAVING A POOR LIFESTYLE RICH IN PAIN AND SUFFERING UNTIL YOU DIE.
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Gout is one of the most painful forms of arthritis. It occurs when too much uric acid builds up in the body. The buildup of uric acid can lead to:
For many people, the first attack of gout occurs in the big toe. Often, the attack wakes a person from sleep. The toe is very sore, red, warm, and swollen.
Gout can cause:
In addition to the big toe, gout can affect the:
A gout attack can be brought on by stressful events, alcohol or drugs, or another illness. Early attacks usually get better within 3 to 10 days, even without treatment. The next attack may not occur for months or even years.
Gout is caused by the buildup of too much uric acid in the body. Uric acid comes from the breakdown of substances called purines. Purines are found in all of your body’s tissues. They are also in many foods, such as liver, dried beans and peas, and anchovies.
Normally, uric acid dissolves in the blood. It passes through the kidneys and out of the body in urine. But uric acid can build up in the blood when:
When uric acid levels in the blood are high, it is called hyperuricemia. Most people with hyperuricemia do not develop gout. But if excess uric acid crystals form in the body, gout can develop.
You are more likely to have gout if you:
Your doctor will ask about your symptoms, medical history, and family history of gout. Signs and symptoms of gout include:
To confirm a diagnosis of gout, your doctor may draw a sample of fluid from an inflamed joint to look for crystals associated with gout.How Is Gout Treated?
Doctors use medicines to treat an acute attack of gout, including:
Sometimes doctors prescribe NSAIDs or colchicine in small daily doses to prevent future attacks. There are also medicines that lower the level of uric acid in the blood.What Can People With Gout Do to Stay Healthy?
Some things that you can do to stay healthy are:
Scientists are studying:
Scientists are also studying the role of genetics and environmental factors in hyperuricemia and gout.Contact gout Aware For More Information on Gout and Other Related Conditions:
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This publication contains information about medications used to treat the health condition discussed here. When this publication was developed, we included the most up-to-date (accurate) information available. Occasionally, new information on medication is released.
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Dec 08, 16 03:23 AM
Just getting over a gout attack so I thought making some scrambled eggs wouldn't hurt 2 hours later gout attack comes right back!! Gout SUCKS
Aug 19, 16 04:48 PM
I get severe, debilitating attacks of gout. So severe that I cannot go to work for up to 4 weeks at a time and have to use the intermittent Family Leave
Jul 28, 16 09:09 AM
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