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So does a person with gout always need crutches?

So does a person with gout always need crutches?

Rarely: It is rare that a person with gout will need crutches. At times during the acute attack, especially involving the great toe or knee the joint is so painful that it is impossible to bear weight. This is usually treated with different medications or local cortisone injections. It is, therefore, possible that during the most acute part of an attack, within the first 24 hours, crutches may be used. ...Read more

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Definition)

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


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What kind of fish, meat are the ones a person with gout should avoid?

What kind of fish, meat are the ones a person with gout should avoid?

Shellfish, organ: Meats are the most common ones I've found in practice. Occasionally sardines or anchovies in the fish category. You can look up a complete list of foods to minimize in the diet, including legumes. ...Read more

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What kind of fish, meat and vegetables should a person with gout avoid?

What kind of fish, meat and vegetables should a person with gout avoid?

Shell fish: If you have gout you should avoid any shell fish, red meat, alcohol, sweets, and fried foods. Check with your doctor to avoid having recurrent gout attacks that can damage your joints. ...Read more

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What can a person do for gout.

What can a person do for gout.

Medicines: Gout is mostly a clinical diagnosis meaning that it's usually diagnosed by a doctor based on a history and physical exam. If someone is diagnosed with gout they are usually given one medication to treat the inflammation and a different medication that tries to keep the flare-ups to a minimum. ...Read more

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Is oat not good to person with gout?

Is oat not good to person with gout?

Gout diet: Diet does not play as great a role in worsening or helping gouty symptoms as is commonly thought. Diets high in alcohol, particularly beer, shellfish or organ meats pose the greatest risk. Fruits, grains, vegetables and dairy products do not raise the risk of gout for most people. Enjoy your oatmeal! ...Read more

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Please suggest what food must not be eaten by a person who has a gout arthritis?

Please suggest what food must not be eaten by a person who has a gout arthritis?

Several.: Organ meats: liver, kidney, sweetbreads, heart, etc. Slow down on meat. Do not drink. Tart cherry juice can help.
But when all is sai and done the cornerstone is treatment with Allopurinol or the newer uloric. Diet alone cannot match the efficacy of these drugs in preventing the over- synthesis of uric acid, the cause of gouty arthritis and uric acid nephropathy. Diet helps, but not good enough! ...Read more

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How to treat a person with protein deficiency having gout?

How to treat a person with protein deficiency having gout?

See your doctor: If there is an underlying medical reason for your protein deficiency, medical treatment will be in order. If it is due to malnutrition or crash dieting, getting the right protein in the diet and/or supplementation might help. It is controversial, but in patients who do not take in enough protein and/or calories, muscle catabolism takes place before burning fat. ...Read more

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Tell me at what figure of blood uric acid level a person can be called gout?

Highlevel predispose: Gout can occur where serum uric acid levels are as low as 6 mg/dl but an individual can have serum values as high as 9.6 mg/dl and not have gout. Depending on the lab normal range any level above 8 mg/dl is called hyperurecemia. The higher the level of uric acid the more likely you are to experience a gout attack but not necessarily. ...Read more

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What food to eat and what to avoid when a person is suffering through gout problem, my father, aged 62, also a blood pressure patient?

What food to eat and what to avoid when a person is suffering through gout problem, my father, aged 62, also a blood pressure patient?

Diet and gout: Avoid meats and most importantly, avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol are doubly potent against gout. Avoid these. Also, if you are able, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - this may enhance uric acid excretion - and if you incline your diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, using egg white for protein, then your uric acid levels will come down even more ...Read more

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Can a person get gout on knuckles of their hand or is it only on the foot.

Can a person get gout on knuckles of their hand or is it only on the foot.

Yes: High levels of uric acid in your blood is associated with "gout" attacks of a joint. Classically it is in the great toe (podagra) but it can occur in almost any other synovial joint. Fingers, wrists, knee to name a few. Gold standard for absolutely diagnosing a swollen painful joint is an aspiration of the affect joint fluid showing gout crystals. (needle-like neg birefringence in polarized lite) ...Read more

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Is all protein like meats, seafood and chicken off limits during a gout flare up? I keep hearing conflicting answers. What's a person left to eat?

Is all protein like meats, seafood and chicken off limits during a gout flare up? I keep hearing conflicting answers. What's a person left to eat?

Chicken better: Diet is more important to prevent flares, no to help during flares. During a flare cherries and copious water are good. Chicken is better than red meat. ...Read more

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For treatment of sudden gout attack (podagra) with sever pain, can 250mg naproxen, 30mg codeine, and 0.5mg colchicine be combined for a healthy person?

For treatment of sudden gout attack (podagra) with sever pain, can 250mg naproxen, 30mg codeine, and 0.5mg colchicine be combined for a healthy person?

Yes, should be safe: But all of these drugs have GI side effects, so don't be surprised if you get nausea, upset stomach, constipation, or diarrhea, especially if you use them for more than a few days. ...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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What is gout?

Gout basics: It is an inflammation of joints where monosodium urate crystals get deposited in affected joints, ultimately causing acute joint pain with intermittent flare-up and can causechronic joint deformity over time. Many patients have high Uric acid level in blood. Obesity, alcohol, and certain food items that are rich in purines can trigger gout. Toes, ankles, knees are commonly affected ...Read more

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What is gout?

Uric acid gout: Gout is recurrent attacks of acute inflammatory arthritis. Mp joint at big toe is the most affected. 50% of cases. It can present as tophi, kidney stones, or urate nephropathy. It is due to elevated uric acid in the blood. The uric acid crystallizes and deposits in joints, tendons, and surrounding tissues causing inflammation ...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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What is gout?

Arthritis caused. ..: By the over accumulation of uric acid. Gout can cause acute attacks with severe pain, redness, and swelling (for men, especially common in the foot). If left untreated, it can cause chronic arthritis involving multiple joints. ...Read more

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What is gout?

What is gout?

An acute arthritis: Gout is a form of acute inflammatory arthritis caused by uric acid buildup. The hallmarks of inflammation- pain, redness, swelling, heat that come on abruptly are consistent with a gout attack. See a podiatrist to diagnose this. X-rays may be taken, and labs ordered to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is gout?

What is gout?

Gout: A very painful condition that is usually found in the big toe joint which has an abundance of uric acid crytals. Used to b called the rich mans disease due to the noble diet. Treated by strong antiinflamatory drugs then drugs to control the production of the uric acid crystals. ...Read more

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What is gout?

Gout: Is a disease caused by the over production or under excretion of uric acid the uric acid forms crystals in blood that can be deposited in a joint. The cooler the location (farther from heart: such as feet), the more likely this may occur in a joint there. Can be treated and controlled with medication and diet. ...Read more

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What is gout?

Gout.: Gout comes from a problem with the body's handling of uric acid, leading to uric acid crystals accumulating in the fluid within joints. The body's inflammatory response to these crystals results in episodes of severe pain in the joints involved. Usually starts with a first episode at the base of the big toe; subsequent bouts can occur in other joints. ...Read more

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What is gout??

What is gout??

Uric acid in a joint: Gout is a chronic disease caused by deposition of uric acid crystals in the joints. This deposition causes acute episodes of joint swelling, redness, and pain, which can last for several days before it resolves on its own. Gout usually affects the great toe, but if left untreated, can affect other joints in the body. ...Read more

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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 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 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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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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What causes gout?

Uric acid urate crys: Uric acid levels can lead to urate crystals precipitation in the tissue and joints and can lead to the joint attacks of gout. The urate crystals accumulate in the joint, the body sends in inflammatory cells to remove the urate crystals and this leads to the gout attacks. Treating gout includes stopping this inflammation and lowering the level of uric acid in blood which lead to urate crystals. ...Read more

Crutches (Definition)

Crutches are devices held beneath the armpits to support the body in walking after an injury to ...Read more