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If I have lower back pain of late as well as sometimes numbness of my right toes, being a gout sufferer, what does this all mean?

If I have lower back pain of late as well as sometimes numbness of my right toes, being a gout sufferer, what does this all mean?

Various Causes: Low back pain and one-sided leg, foot or toe pain/numbness could be related to a vertebral disc issue in the spine, or piriformis (buttock) muscle spasm, both of which can produce sciatica symptoms. Additionally, low back pain and gout in a young person suggests a suboptimal diet which may also raise the risk for diabetic changes in blood vessels of the feet (as well as eyes, heart and kidneys).

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If my toe is streaky black on too from severe gout attack suggestions? Did receive 50 mg decadrone today. Some numbness exists bottom of foot pain m2

If my toe is streaky black on too from severe gout attack suggestions? Did receive 50 mg decadrone today. Some numbness exists bottom of foot pain m2

Black is not normal: Gout shouldn't cause black discoloration. It suggests some form of bleeding issue, whether it be related to bruising or an abnormality with the blood vessels in that area. Or, it can suggest death of tissue in that area, so called necrosis. Alternatively, if you are using a silver based dressing in that location it could discolor your skin. Nonetheless a healthcare provided should assess this!

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Numbness and swelling I've been having an on-going battle with random gout flair ups in my feet, ankles, hands, shoulders and wrists for the past 10 years. I've been taking Aleve to help with the pain and swelling. Recently, I have experienced swelling, n

Numbness and swelling I've been having an on-going battle with random gout flair ups in my feet, ankles, hands, shoulders and wrists for the past 10 years. I've been taking Aleve to help with the pain and swelling. Recently, I have experienced swelling, n

The: The longer a patient has gout, the disease typically will involve more joints. It generally startes in the lower extremities (feet, ankles, knees), but can involve the upper extremities (hands, wrists, elbows). Shoulder symptoms are less common, but can be related to gout in some cases. I would recommend a thorough rheumatologic evaluation. If your symptoms are all related to gout, you may need to be on long-term gout medications such as allopurinol. On the other hand, the symptoms could be related to another type of arthritis (and possible muscle/tendon problems in the shoulder) and should be evaluated by an expert to make this distinction. Hope this is helpful.

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Was told pain in my index finger was gout, they did no test. Now the rest of my fingers have a numb feeling and a pain shot into my wrist. Is this gou?

Was told pain in my index finger was gout, they did no test. Now the rest of my fingers have a numb feeling and a pain shot into my wrist. Is this gou?

Lab tests?: Gout is defined by a buildup of urate crystals in joint fluid and a very painful arthritis. There are definite ways to make the diagnosis, simply pain in fingers and/or wrist does not make this diagnosis, it takes more than that, usually a sample of joint fluid to analyze -discuss with a rheumatologist or ortho to Help confirm diagnosis

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What is the main cause of gout?

High uric acid: Gout results from uric acid building up in your body. The most common cause of high uric acid is due to your body not getting rid of it properly. This could be because of your genes, your weight or kidney problems.
Sometimes, high uric acid is caused by what you eat and drink. For more info, please visit https://www. Healthnavigator. Org. Nz/health-a-z/g/gout/

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What are the causes of gout and what can you do for it?

Gout: Gout is caused by excessive amounts of uric acid in the body. Medications such as Allopurinol are helpful in keeping uric acid levels low.

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Can almonds cause gout?

Can almonds cause gout?

Almonds are healthy: Almonds are very healthy for us. They contain unsaturated fats, vitamins, particularly Vit E, and some protein. The protein almonds contain are not going to spike your serum uric acid, which provokes gout. Almonds contain oxalate, which can crystallize in urine to promote calcium oxalate stones. Be sure you balance your diet, eat well, drink 3 liters per day, and enjoy almonds-an excellent food.

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Does gout cause headaches?

Not usually: Headaches in perswon suffering from gout is usually due to the NSAID they are taking particularly indocine/indomethacin.

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Does oolong tea cause gout?

No relationship: I've never seen or heard a relationship there. Large quantities of red meats, beer and several other foods are known triggers for gout. Lately, it has been found that drinking cherry juice can be helpful in preventing attacks.

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What causes gout flare ups?

Many: They can be caused by medications, kidney function and other medical reasons, hereditary predisposition, and (controversially) diet. Hyperuricemia can cause the gout. The underlying cause of hyperuricemia needs to be addressed, and sometimes management with medications are necessary.

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Do gout cause skin to change?

Do gout cause skin to change?

It can: Redness, swelling, inflammation. If present long enough, peeling of skin may occur. Sometimes white powdery material can be seen which is gouty tophi.

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Can heat cause a gout attack?

No: Gout is caused by abnormally high levels of uric acid in the blood due to eating foods high in purines or due to kidney dysfunction in the clearance of uric acid. A blood test can be done to see if the uric acid level is elevated.

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Could anxiety cause gout at all?

Could anxiety cause gout at all?

Anxiety does not: Cause gout but you may be anxious and also have gout. Please let your doc examine you and treat you. If you have an anxiety disorder a mental health professional can teach you strategies to cope. Peace and good health.

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Can eating beans or nuts cause gout?

Maybe: Some beans and nuts have high levels of purines, the precursors of the uric acid that causes gout. However, the effect of vegetable purines on gout seems to be less than those that come from meat. The best strategy in the long run is to eat a healthy, balanced diet and to take any prescribed medications for gout on a regular basis.

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What are purine foods that can cause gout?

What are purine foods that can cause gout?

Shellfish, beer, wine: The foods to avoid are fermented beverages (like beer and wine), shellfish, banannas, smoked meat and fish, organ meats (liver), peanuts, and excess caffeine. If you have had more then one attack of gout go you your doctor for treatment as these attacks can lead to arthritis.

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