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Can gout turn into gangrene?

Can gout turn into gangrene?

No: Gout is when uric acid crystals form in your joints. Gangrene is when you lose blood flow to your tissues and they die. Gout isn't associated with gangrene, but it wouldn't be impossible for someone with gout to also form gangrene.

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Occurs when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more


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I want to know what is the difference between gangrene and gout?

I want to know what is the difference between gangrene and gout?

Two completely: Different diseases. Gangrene is not enough blood flow. Gout is excessive uric acid that cystalizes in joint. Treatment is also completely different. Get to a doctor.

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What is a gout?

What is a gout?

Uric acid: Gout is over accumulation of uric acid in the body. A gouty arthritis attack is one of the most severe joint pains possible. Other symptoms of gout can be kidney stones (also painful) or chalky deposits in the skin. Gout can cause joint deformity. Gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medications.

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What cause gout?

What cause gout?

Elevated uric acid: Uric acid is a breakdown product that builds up in the blood. In people with gout it can be due to the body making too much and/or not excreting it efficiently. There can be many medical reasons for the build up of uric acid. This can lead to the production of monosodium urate crystals that can precipitate in the tissues and joints and cause the gout attack: evaluation and treatment depends.

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How to cure gout?

How to cure gout?

Treatment: There is no cure but medicines and a change in lifestyle may help reduce the painful attacks of gout. Certain drugs such as colchicine and anti-inflammatories relieve the joint pain of a gout flare. Other drugs such as allopurinol reduce the body's uric acid and help prevent attacks of gout.

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Can gout be cured?

Not: Most people how have gout have all the time, you minimize the symptoms by adhere to diet and take medications and avoid aggravating factors.

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Is gout hereditary?

Is gout hereditary?

Yes, sometimes: Gout does run in families. To lessen the risk of developing gout, lose weight if you are overweight. Reduce the amount of red meat and shellfish you eat. Reduce the amount of alcohol and high fructose processed food that you eat. Eat more grains, vegetables, and low fat dairy products.

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Gout what caused it?

Uric acid: In gout, uric acid over accumulates in the body. When the uric acid crystallizes, it forms microscopic needle shaped crystals. A gout arthritis attack is one of the most severe joint pains. Other symptoms of gout can be kidney stones or chalky deposits in the skin. Gout can cause joint deformity. The good news is that gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medications.

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What is good for gout?

What is good for gout?

Medication: There are a number of good drugs. For long term care it would usually be Allopurinol or uloric.

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What do you do for gout?

Gout treatment: There are medications to treat acute attacks of gout and medicines to keep it under long term control. Also, there are certain foods (red meat, shellfish, organ meats, nuts/seeds) and alcohol can cause attacks.

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Gout - how did I get it?

Gout: As was stated previously, gout is a buildup of uric acid in the body. This buildup forms crystals which deposit themselves in the coldest places in the body. The buildup occurs either by the body producing too much uric acid or not excreting enough of it in the urine. Most people are underexcreters. Drugs that lower uric acid levels in the body are helpful for long term control.

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Is urcinol good for gout?

Is urcinol good for gout?

Uncertain: It is not fda approved. It is not been evaluated in fda studies.

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How do you realive the gout?

Medication: Though gout attacks are usually self-limited (ie, lasting 7-14 days) they can be disabling. Medications including nsaids, steroids, and Colchicine can bring relief. The third of these options is usually optimal due to its excellent side effects profile and rapid onset of action. This drug has, unfortunately, recently become expensive (no longer a generic available), and is only available via rx.

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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.

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What triggers a gout attack?

What triggers a gout attack?

High purine food: Such as shellfish certain types of meats and alcohol increase the production of uric acid in the body. Get out occurs when the body cannot metabolize uric acid adequately. Medicines are taken to help get rid of the excess uric acid. If one counters this by eating foods that make more your casted then of course you are defeating the purpose of the medication. Hi was at York acid in the blood will c

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What triggers a gout attack?

What triggers a gout attack?

Elevated Uric acid: Which canbe from overproducing it or under excreting it. Food or medication is usually inciting factor.

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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.

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What are the symptoms of gout?

Crystal joint dis: Gout is caused by a build up of crystals of uric acid. Usually this leads to an acute painful joint pain and swelling (crystal joint disease, an acute inflammatory arthritis), commonly at the base of the great toe, but it can affect other joints too, usually one at a time. Build up of crystals under the skin causes bumps on the skin called tophi.

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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.

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Dr. Mark Dickson
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Gangrene (Definition)

A medical term describing the death of body tissue ...Read more