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What is the difference between myopathy and gout?

What is the difference between myopathy and gout?

Not related: Myopathy refers to damage to the muscles that can be caused by many diseases and drugs. Gout is a type of inflammatory joint disease caused by an immune reaction to crystals formed in the joints due to elevated levels of uric acid in the blood. ...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 are some differences between myopathy and gout?

What are some differences between myopathy and gout?

Big differences: Myopathy refers to disease processes in the muscle tissue, while gout is a form of acute inflammatory arthritis caused by the buildup of uric acid. Gout usually attacks joints and soft tissues, not muscle. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Gout pain attack?

They work: I've treated acute gouty attacks for almost 30 years and used judiciously, Colchicine and intraarticular steroid injections do work...Much better in fact than nsaids. And there is some research to indicate that the reason gout attacks the peripheral joints first is the lower temperature so heat may work when cold doesn't. ....Just my 2 cents. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Zimon
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Myopathy (Definition)

Myopathy is a general term describing the presence of disease in muscle. It is a disorder that may be inherited or ...Read more