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Gout

Gout- A complete overview

About

Gout is a form of arthritis affecting the big toes. Gout triggers a sudden and intense pain, which gives you the sensation that the big toe is on fire. An attack of gout can trigger at any time of the day.

- Lab tests or imagings are often required
- Males are more likely to develop this condition
- Can be acute or chronic
- Treatable by medical professionals

One is more likely to develop a gout if the following conditions exists:
- Too much build-up of uric acid in the bloodstream
- Too much calcium deposits in the joint cartilage
- Family history of gout
- Excess consumption of alcohol specially beer
- Obesity
- Type 2 diabetes
- Kidney diseases
- Extreme level of crash dieting or fasting

Gout is a very common condition which affects more than 10 million people each year.

Ages affected – Men are usually affected with gout conditions between 30 to 50 years. Women develop symptoms of gout only after the age of 50.

Symptoms:

The common symptoms of gout includes:
- Intense pain in the joints
- A lingering discomfort after the gout attack
- Inflammation and redness of the joints
- A limited range of motion

Treatment

Self- Care: Making certain lifestyle modifications can help in preventing attacks of gout. These include:
- Exercising regularly
- Maintaining well-balanced diet
- Limiting alcohol consumption

Professional help: The treatments usually given by rheumatologist to reduce gout pain and inflammation includes:
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Colchicine
- Corticosteroids medicines
- Medications to reduce uric acid like Febuxostat, allopurinol, and probenecid

Specialists: The earlier you seek treatment for gout, the better it is. Seek the help of a rheumatologist for appropriate treatment. We at mfine, are here to help you find solutions to all health problems. Get on board with us to get appropriate treatment

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