I was very confused and afraid even to think how much this disease will hurt. Frankly I did not understand even a single part of that disease.
The first place the gout forms will be in joint below the big toe. This is known as rich man medical condition. Gout is a kind of arthritis that appears all of a sudden.
Symptoms include red, tender, swollen and hot joints, ligaments and tendons of the toes, feet, hands, ankles and knees. The attack of gout is generally most painful for several hours up to 24 hours after onset.
Typically, people are in discomfort from a gout attack for several days to several weeks after the attack. After the initial attack, following attacks are typically seen more frequently, with more intense pain and involving more joints than the first.
In rare phenomenon very little content of uric acid will also create the same symptoms. High content of uric acid in the blood is the reason for gout. Crystals that are sharp starts depositing in joints, ligaments and tendons.
After menopause, women seems to get this condition at regular interval. When compared men are known to be attacked frequently by gout than women. And men tend to suffer the attack at younger age.
What puts one at risk for gout? Sometimes (less than 15%) of cases are due to lifestyle. Alcohol consumption can impair the kidney’s ability to remove excess uric acid. Additionally, eating organ meat (especially red meat) and seafood can contribute to higher levels of uric acid.
Gout can also be brought on by other medical conditions, the main one being high blood pressure, or hypertension. Atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries) and hyperlipidemia (high amounts of fat and cholesterol in the blood) and diabetes can also contribute to gout.
Alternatively obesity also contributes to high blood pressure and diabetes. Gout is also a result of obesity and sedentary lifestyle.
If a person is not willing to take medicines due to the side effects then changing the lifestyle is the best thing to do. Medicines are advised when the first attack happens, there also medicines to prevent the following attack.
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