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Dr. C Julio Aponte
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Gouty Arthritis (Overview)

-presence of uric acid crystals within the joint. They ear a physics irritant, & the resulting reaction 2 their presence is a very painful joint, angry appearing & swollen & red from inflammation. There is an error in metabolism of Utica acid, & when it reaches a critics concentration in the blood they crystallize just like maple syrup sometimes does, & the crystals R rough & starts the process.


Dr. C Julio Aponte
144 doctors shared insights

Gouty Arthritis (Overview)

-presence of uric acid crystals within the joint. They ear a physics irritant, & the resulting reaction 2 their presence is a very painful joint, angry appearing & swollen & red from inflammation. There is an error in metabolism of Utica acid, & when it reaches a critics concentration in the blood they crystallize just like maple syrup sometimes does, & the crystals R rough & starts the process.


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What are the symptoms of gouty arthritis?

What are the symptoms of gouty arthritis?

See below: Symptoms are usually a swollen, hot red joint with restricted range of motion and pain. ...Read more

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Gouty arthritis (Tip)

Is it curable? When do you recommend epidural shots or surgery? Are they effective? Do I have arthritis? ...See more

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Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (Checklist)

Communicate with physician if breakthrough flares occur to adjust meds
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Learn to differentiate osteoarthritis pain from rheumatoid flare
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Take medications as prescribed and keep active
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What's the best diet to follow to lower uric acid levels as i was just diagnosed with acute gouty arthritis?

What's the best diet to follow to lower uric acid levels as i was just diagnosed with acute gouty arthritis?

Uric acid & diet: The best diet to prevent gout is a healthy diet. Reduce beer and alcohol, shellfish and organ meats such as liver. Emphasize protein from dairy products instead of meat. Avoid sugary drinks with fructose and meats high in fat as they increase risk of gout. Instead increase intake of vegetables. If you continue to have symptoms with changes in diet, follow up with your physician. ...Read more

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What are the tests for gouty arthritis?

What are the tests for gouty arthritis?

See below: Two tests: one is a blood test which tests the level of uric acid in your blood. The second on is a test of the joint fluid in the affected joints or joint that looks for urate crystrals under a microscope. These crystals look like needles which can feel like needles as well. ...Read more

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Living with Degenerative Arthritis (Checklist)

Lose weight.
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Regular low impact cardiovascular exercise.
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Light weight training.
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Glucosamine/Chondroitin supplementation.
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Can I know if wheat bread and popcorns are bad for my gouty arthritis?

Can I know if wheat bread and popcorns are bad for my gouty arthritis?

Gout and foods: People with gout should consume primarily complex varieties, such as whole grains. Examples of arthritis friendly whole grain foods include 100 percent whole grain breads, whole wheat pasta, old-fashioned oatmeal, long grain brown rice, wild rice, barley soup, air popped popcorn and quinoa. ...Read more

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What may cause gouty arthritis?

What may cause gouty arthritis?

Several: Gout is caused by a problem of purine( a type of protein) metabolism. We all produce purine but it is the build up of it in the body that may cause a gouty attack. For certain people they may produce too much of it and or they may not get rid of it fast enough so it build up in the body usually around the joints( big toe). Poor kidney function, eating too much fish/meat and drinking are factors. ...Read more

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Living with Psoriatic Arthritis (Checklist)

Maintain contact with your rheumatolgist to guide your treatment
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Choose healthy lifestyle by quitting smoking, exercising & eating well
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Go to the National Psoriasis Foundation for more support
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Can ural sachets be used to treat gouty arthritis?

Absolutely not: This substance has no benefit in preventing or treating gout. It actually has no value for treating anything. ...Read more

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What is gouty arthritis and how is it treated?

Long answer: Gouty arthritis is a form of inflammation in the joint caused by the presence of uric acid crystals in the joint fluid. These can cause intense inflammation with pain swelling and redness. The acute attack is treated with forms of cortisone either by mouth or injected into the joint, anti-infalmmatory medications like Indocin (indomethacin) or colchicine. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for gouty arthritis?

Ideally prevention: Arthritis from gout occurs when uric acid crystals from the blood stream get deposited in the joints. The crystals cause an inflammatory reaction that can cause severe joint damage and arthritis. Ideally the treatment involves lowering uric acid levels in the body either with diet or medication. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of gouty arthritis if pain persists after uric acid levels are lowered?

Consider NSAIDS: If uric acid levels or back to normal then you would want to make sure there is no other cause of the pain. Initially NSAID Indomethacin can be used to help the pain. Other nsaids may also work. If this doesnt help- sometimes you will be prescribed steroids. Call and discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

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Gouty arthritis is caused by high level of uric acid in the blood. What causes rheumatism?

Gouty arthritis is caused by high level of uric acid in the blood. What causes rheumatism?

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Is of an unknown cause. There may be a genetic or autoimmune issue, but the actual cause isn't known. ...Read more

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What may cause gouty arthritis?

Several: Gout is caused by a problem of purine( a type of protein) metabolism. We all produce purine but it is the build up of it in the body that may cause a gouty attack. For certain people they may produce too much of it and or they may not get rid of it fast enough so it build up in the body usually around the joints( big toe). Poor kidney function, eating too much fish/meat and drinking are factors. ...Read more

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What excactly is gouty arthritis?

What excactly is gouty arthritis?

A form of arthritis: Gouty arthritis is a form of arthritis that can occur in people with gout. Actually it is one of the more destructive types of arthritis causing significant damage to the joints. ...Read more

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What are the tests for gouty arthritis?

See below: Two tests: one is a blood test which tests the level of uric acid in your blood. The second on is a test of the joint fluid in the affected joints or joint that looks for urate crystrals under a microscope. These crystals look like needles which can feel like needles as well. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gouty arthritis?

See below: Symptoms are usually a swollen, hot red joint with restricted range of motion and pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
1,540 doctors shared insights

Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more