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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

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 is gout?

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?

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?

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?

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

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What causes gout?

Deposition of: Uric acid in the joints. Too much uric acid secondary to overproduction or underexcretion. ...Read more

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What causes gout?

Uric acid regulation: Gout is classified as either overproduction or underexcretion of uric acid. The increased levels can cause swelling and inflammation resulting from uric acid crystallization. Long term, the uric acid crystals can accumulate in joints cause deformities and erosions. It is quite painful. It needs to be properly evaluated clinically as well as by bloodwork and radiographs. ...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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How is gout treated?

With medication: Antiinflammatories, and Colchicine are used to address the pain and inflammation of the [acute] gout attack. Allopurinol is commonly used to control uric acid levels. There are other options available as well- talk to your doctor. ...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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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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Hi is gout heriditary?

Partially.: A tendency toward gout can be inherited. The development of gout is also influenced by diet, weight, and other factors. ...Read more

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Does damp effect gout?

Coldness effects: Gout. Gout pain will increase with coldness.
As the uric acid crystals will remain. Warming up the foot can possibly help the crystals dissolve. ...Read more

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How do people get gout?

How do people get gout?

Overweight, others: A study published this week suggests that the increase in gout over the last 5 years is due to the increase in overweight in the us. High uric acid for years or decades due to diet (alcohol, meat, fructose, etc) causes gout. Other causes include medicines, some diseases, and genetics. ...Read more

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What can I do for gout?

Medication: Despite the common advice about diet restrictions, most gout sufferers cannot control the disease with diet alone. Several medications are available, which usually work very well. ...Read more

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What are signs of gout?

Swelling and pain: gout is the greatest imitator of an infection: a joint affected with gout will look red and swollen and feel warm. ...Read more

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