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What causes gout?

What causes gout?

Uric Acid: Accumulation of utica acid in the joints and soft tissues from high serum levels. Although genetic it can be aggravated by certain diets. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Definition)

Gout is when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. The classic one is the big toe although others can be affected. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more


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What is gout?

What is gout?

Uric acid arthritis: Gout is a form of arthritis caused by uric acid crystals. Uric acid crystals form when the amount of uric acid, a natural waste product, becomes too high in the blood. Uric acid levels can become high due to poor kidney function, obesity, or genetics. Gout is treated by decreasing inflammation to treat the arthritis and by decreasing uric acid levels in the blood to dissolve the crystals. ...Read more

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Foods for gout?

Foods for gout?

Foods to avoid: Foods that are rich in purines, an amino acid, are the ones to avoid which leaves everything else useable. The foods are red wine, beer, red meat, shell food, sea food, organ food like sweetbreads and liver. High blood pressure medicine can cause gout also. ...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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Are there any known ways to treat an acute gout attack without medication?

Are there any known ways to treat an acute gout attack without medication?

Ice: Cool that joint down with an ice pack. Cherry juice may help but is expensive. Colchicine, a common gout medication, is actually derived from the root of a plant, the autumnn crocus. Other dietary changes that may prevent flares include vitamin c, and low-fat dairy foods. ...Read more

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What do you do for gout?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What exactly is gout?

What exactly is gout?

A type of arthritis: Caused from uric acid crystals accumulating in a joint. Any condition that causes high amounts of uric acid to circulate in blood stream may cause this. The body is either producing too much or not excreting through kidneys fast enough. An attack is usually very painful and can cause redness and swelling at the affected joint. Certain foods and medications can precipitate an attack. ...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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Dr. Michael Ellman
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Chondrocalcinosis (Definition)

Chondrocalcinosis, also called pseudogout, is a condition of calcium crystal build up in joints, causing ...Read more