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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


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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 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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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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Why is the pain for gouty arthritis is intermittent?

Why is the pain for gouty arthritis is intermittent?

It isn't: The attacks are intermittent but pain is constant once the attack starts, the pain gradually diminishes as the attack winds down. The attacks are intermittent because the crystals of uric acid which cause the attack are not present in the joint on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Can ural sachets be used to treat gouty arthritis?

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 type of food should people with gouty arthritis eat?

What type of food should people with gouty arthritis eat?

Diet and gout: Tart cherry juice is effective; avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will aggravate gout. Avoid these. Also, 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. ...Read more

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Need some advice on nursing management of gouty arthritis?

Need some advice on nursing management of gouty arthritis?

Nursing: Information is your best ally . The more the patient can know about the condition the better it is for them to follow directions and not just doing something because they were told to do so. ...Read more

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Can someone explain to me what causes the 'punched-out lesions' in gouty arthritis?

Can someone explain to me what causes the 'punched-out lesions' in gouty arthritis?

X-ray finding: Punched out lesions are an x-ray find that explains the bony destruction caused by gout and other arthritic conditions. It is the absence of normal bone in an irregular pattern around a joint/capsule interface. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for gouty arthritis?

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 is the treatment for gouty arthritis?

What is the  treatment for gouty arthritis?

Lowering uric acid !: You need to lower uric acid, but if done too rapidly, it paradoxically might bring on an attack. Most patients should have an acute attack dealt with nsaids, colchicine, or even a steroid injection into the inflamed joint. Low dose Allopurinol 100 mg is started a few days later and incrementally increased to lower uric acid levels to or below 6mg/%. No need for anyone to have chronic problems. ...Read more

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What is the pain reliever for gouty arthritis?

What is the pain reliever for gouty arthritis?

Depends: One can take an antiinflammatory to reduce the. Inflammation i n an acute attack. Examples are indocin, or naprosyn. But, if arthritis has already set in, then tylenol (acetaminophen) may work. The idea is to control the gout so repeated attacks and arthritis does not set in. Keep in mind pain from an attack does not mean necessarily that arthritis has set in. ...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 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 definition or description of: Gouty arthritis?

What is the definition or description of: Gouty arthritis?

Arthritis due 2 -: -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. ...Read more

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What are the specific foods for persons with gouty arthritis?

What are the specific foods for persons with gouty arthritis?

Many things to avoid: Avoid, shrimp, lobster, cheese, red wine you want to eat food that are low in purine content. ...Read more

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What are the specific foods for persons who have gouty arthritis?

None: Studies have shown the diet has no significant effect on uric acid levels no matter what other docs tell you. The one thing you can do is minimize alcohol. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the specific foods for persons who has gouty arthritis?

Can you tell me the specific foods for persons who has gouty arthritis?

Gout diet/purines: Avoid purines in your diet. What you put in your mouth can affect the gout flare-ups as much as medications. Avoid processed meats* (hot dogs and deli/"cold cuts") and legumes (beans, peas). Make sure you are hydrated. Dehydration and alcohol (beer/wine) worsen the condition. Suggest not eating shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp, mussel, clams). *processed meat has animal organs, a classic "no-no". ...Read more

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Dr. C Julio Aponte
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Gouty Arthritis (Definition)

-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 ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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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