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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Overview)

A form of arthritis characterized by severe pain, redness, and tenderness in joints.


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What are the symptoms of gout?

What are the symptoms of gout?

Usually joint pain: A gout attack is one of the most severe joint pains that you can experience. The most common site is the big toe. Other symptoms of gout can be kidney stones (also painful) or chalky deposits in the skin ( painful if large and draining through the skin). Gout can cause joint deformity. The good news is that gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
946 doctors shared insights

Gout (Overview)

A form of arthritis characterized by severe pain, redness, and tenderness in joints.


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What are the tests for gout?

What are the tests for gout?

Blood work: Blood work for uric acid level is the most common. A joint aspiration could also be done with sending the material to the lab to see if crystals exist. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for gout?

Gout: Control your diet to avoid foods high in purines. Limit your use of alcohol and aspirin. Get tested for food sensitivities and avoid those foods as well. Drink plenty of water. If your uric acid cannot be controlled naturally, then Allopurinol should be able to. ...Read more

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What increases the risk of developing gout?

What increases the risk of developing gout?

Diet, medications: High purine diet, certain medications as well as other systemic conditions. ...Read more

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Gout pain attack?

Gout pain attack?

Can take : Colchicine when attacks are acute, antiinflammatories, warm water soaks and at times injection into the region. ...Read more

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Can gout attack shoulders?

Can gout attack shoulders?

Gout can...: Gout or acute gouty arthritis can affect many joints, but most often involves the lower extremity, particularly the great toe. Shoulder is infrequent but possible. ...Read more

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Is gout a symptom of CKD or does it cause ckd?

Is gout a symptom of CKD or does it cause ckd?

Either is possible: Gout with accompanying hyperuricemia can cause kidney disease (uric acid nephropathy). It can also be due to kidney disease, as a decline in kidney function is often associated with increased uric acid levels. Anyone with gout should have there kidney function checked regularly. A nephrologist is usually skilled to detect which is the primary disorder. ...Read more

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What causes gout and arthritis?

Diet related: Gout is a condition that is diet related. Richs foods can cause a elevated uric acid in the blood. Most commonly, the big toe joint will become red, hot, swollen and painful.a list of these foods can be found on the Internet. Long term gout can cause arthritic changes in the involved joints. You should see your podiatrist for evaluation and blood tests. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gout?

Usually joint pain: A gout attack is one of the most severe joint pains that you can experience. The most common site is the big toe. Other symptoms of gout can be kidney stones (also painful) or chalky deposits in the skin ( painful if large and draining through the skin). Gout can cause joint deformity. The good news is that gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medications. ...Read more

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What are telltale signs of gout?

Swollen joint: A hot red swollen joint what comes on rather suddenly without trauma. It usually happens in the big toe joint but can happen in any joint in the body. It hurts to move or touch the joint, ice can make it feel better until you see your podiatrist for a prescription to reduce the inflamation. ...Read more

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Can yeast cause gouty arthritis?

Can yeast cause gouty arthritis?

No: Gout is a form of acute, inflammatory arthritis caused by the buildup of excess uric acid in joints and the soft tissues. ...Read more

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How do gout and rheumatoid arthritis differ?

How do gout and rheumatoid arthritis differ?

See below.: Gout is the result of high uric acid circulating in blood that deposits in a joint causing acute pain. This can be caused from a over production or an under excretion. Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory auto-immune disease that affects multiple joints. A physician will examine you and test for these conditions if necessary. ...Read more

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Why are doctors reluctant to diagnose gout?

Why are doctors reluctant to diagnose gout?

We are not, usually.: Gout can mimic a number of other diseases including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and infected joint (an emergency). While gout classically affects the big toe, it can affect other joints or many joints at once. Labs/exam may not always be enough to diagnose. The most accurate way to diagnose gout is to collect fluid from the joint and analyze it under a certain type of microscope. ...Read more

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