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Gout Attack and Gout Symptoms and Treatments

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Gout Attack


Gout attacks occur suddenly in most of the cases. The first attack is surely going to develop at night, people getting to wake up feeling an extreme joint pain. During gout attack people usually develop the following symptoms: sudden and severe joint pain, swelling, reddish skin around the affected joints and extreme sensitivity in those areas.


The Beginning of the Disease Rare Episodes are Happening

In that phase episodes do not last a long period of time. More than that after an episode everything seems to be going back to normal and between episodes no symptoms occur. It is recommended for the disease to be treated with medication in order to prevent the more often occurrence of these episodes. If gout is not treated the episodes might last longer and might occur more often too. The repeating episodes might lead to a damage of the affected joints, causing limited mobility after any attack.

Gout is a Problem that Definitely Needs Treatment

Many ways of easing the pain or avoiding the severe attacks are known. Doctors recommend the patients in most of the cases good rest and to increase the amount of fluids that they drink. This is recommended for the easy forms of gout. Acute gout has to be treated with medicine therapy in order to decrease the pain and inflammations in the joints. The drugs usually prescribed for acute gout are non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as indomethacin, ketoprofen, oxaprozin, diclofenac, ibuprofen and others.

All these symptoms might be a cause of an unhealthy diet or even the cause of too much alcohol drinking. Beside these factors that may lead to gout we also need to mention that gout may occur after a surgical intervention, after a sudden and severe illness or after chemotherapy. An injury to a joint might also lead to development of gout. Very Happy.

Corticosteroids are also used but not as often cell division and colchicine because they do not have the same effect. Chronic gout is usually treated with xanthine oxidase inhibitors or uricosuric agents that help the kidneys to eliminate the excess of uric acid produced in the body. Embarassed

Gout Symptoms Occur in Three Phases

The first phase refers to the sudden onset of a joint pain, especially in the big toe, that lasts more than 5 days, going in some cases up to 10 days or even more. The second period is believed to be a period with no symptoms or attacks. This is the period between episodes. The third phase refers to the untreated cases of gout. In this last phase persistent symptoms develop. During this phase episodes occur more often and cause severe pain. Evil or Very Mad

Gout is a fairly old disease, being around for more than two thousand years. Gout is a disease that affects mostly mean, but women can suffer from gout as well, mostly after menopause. Gout is a very hard rheumatic disease, but out off all this type of diseases, gout probably has the best treatment. Rolling Eyes

There was a myth that said that the cause of gout is too much food and drinks. Nowadays, this myth has proven wrong. However, everybody knows that there is a little truth in every myth. This gout myth makes no exception. If you drink a lot, but mainly wine or beer and if you eat more than you should, then gout attacks are more likely to appear. However, this is not the cause of gout. Studies have shown that people who suffer from gout suffer from a chemical process disorder of their bodies. One of the gout causes can be the build up of urate, that can form crystals in your joints. These are very painful. However, this problem is mostly genetic and almost all people who suffer from it inherited gout from their grandparents or parents. Actually, gout is a family problem. Smile

Gout is Very Painful

In fact, this disease is the most painful of all rheumatism or arthritis forms. Gout attacks mainly start during night time and the first gout attack sign is pain in your big toe. This toes becomes swollen, extremely red and painful. However, it is sometimes difficult for doctors to tell you if you are having a gout attack or it is just a simple bunion case. Besides this joint, other joints can also be attacked by gout. The elbow, wrist or knee are some of the other places at risk of a gout attack.

Urate is the Main Cause of Gout as Studies Have Shown

However, not all people who have high urate levels actually suffer from gout. Even relatives of gout patients can have high urate levels in their blood and still not suffer from gout or have any gout attack in their lives. Diuretics, that are mainly used to treat high pressures of blood or heart problems can increase the levels of urate and thus lead to gout. Rolling Eyes

Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disease that begins with severe pain in the small joints of hands and feet, spreading to the wrists, knees, shoulders, ankles, and elbows. Overlying skin appears red and shiny. This condition affects mostly women, often beginning between the ages of 20 and 40, although it can occur at any time. Symptoms include joint pain, swelling, and stiffness, accompanied by fatigue, low-grade fever, and poor appetite.

Treatment Diet and Nutrition It is sensible to increase your intake of wholefoods, vegetables, and fiber. Reduce intake of meat, refined carbohydrates, and saturated fats. A qualified nutritional therapist will check for food allergies or intolerance, such as dairy, wheat, corn, and so on, and will, perhaps, suggest daily supplementation with vitamins C (2g), E (400iu), and B complex, along with calcium pantothenate, selenium (100mg), and zinc (30mg). Rolling Eyes

Healing this Therapy can be Beneficial

Gout Gout is caused by the buildup of crystalized uric acid around the joints, causing severe pain, swelling, and redness around them. It affects mainly the big toe, knuckles, knees, and elbows. An attack may be accompanied by a high fever, and repeated attacks damage bones. Gout is usually an indication that the body is not processing and removing uric acid efficiently.



  • Hydrotherapy Cold compresses are useful when the joints are acutely inflamed, followed by alternating hot and cold compresses.
  • Massage Joints can be massaged with tiger balm, lavender, and camomile oils, and Ruta graveolens cream.



Acupressure Massage of Points Relating to the Feet Will be Useful

Consult a qualified practitioner/therapist for: Herbal Medicine Celery seeds, and wintergreen teas; bladderwrack may be taken internally, or seaweed can be eaten or added to the bath. Burdock and nettle neutralize and eliminate poisons from the body. A poultice of comfrey and marigold may be useful.



  • Massage Oils of peppermint, lavender, camomile and geranium may be massaged into the affected area.
  • Ruta graveolens cream may also be used.
  • Self-mobilize the toe by gently pulling it and moving it around.
  • Consult a qualified practitioner/therapist for: Acupuncture This will be aimed at energy balance, and pain relief.
  • Herbal Medicine Useful herbs include black cohosh, wild yam, willow bark, and licorice.



Treatment for Gout in Foot: Pain Treatment Guidelines





Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune reaction resulting in a chronic, inflammatory condition affecting the joints and the tissues around them. The joints themselves become painful, swollen, unstable, and then greatly deformed. Arkansas tech university. Laughing

Homeopathy Specific remedies include Arnica 6c, Bryonia 30c, Rhus tox. 6c, and Ruta grav. 6c, but treatment should always be constitutional. Osteopathy Treatment will be to address the maintenance of body mechanics. Writing an article on Gout was our foremost priority while thinking of a topic to write on. This is because Gout are interesting parts of our lives, and are needed by us.

Gout is Not a Very Common Disease and It Does Not Affect Anyone

However, there are some factors of risk when it comes to gout. Here are some of the most important risk alkaline water as a natural gout remedy: Genetics - studies have shown that almost one of four people who suffer from gout have family history of this medical condition; this is to say that more than fifteen percent of all gout patients, have gout in their family history;

Age - age is another risk factor associated with got; gout is mostly seen in men who have reached middle age; the peak point of gout is the age of forty; gout is mostly linked with high pressure of blood, obesity, high cholesterol levels and use of alcohol; if older people are affected by gout, then gender does not count; both older men and women can be affected by gout; children are not affected by gout;

Gender - gender is another risk factor in gout cases, unfortunately one that we have no control over; men are more at risk of developing gout than women are; men who are over twenty years old can develop gout; however, studies have shown that most men had their first gout attack somewhere between the age of thirty five to forty; there are no known case of men who have suffered from a gout attack in their twenties; if you thought that men are the only one who can suffer form gout, then you were wrong; even if this disease is mostly found in men, women can also suffer from gout; after menopause, the level of uric acid rises in women and they can develop gout; however, women mostly have their first gout symptoms around the age of fifty, whereas men can develop them as early as in their thirty' s;

Alcohol - another risk factor when it comes to gout is alcohol, mostly the abuse of alcohol; alcohol increases the uric acid level that is responsible for gout; alcohol abuse is mostly related with younger gout patients;

Obesity - obesity is also a friend of gout; your body weight and the levels of uric acid are highly linked together; obesity is mostly new gout drugs factor in men and less in women; if a child is obese then the risk of developing gout when he grows up is increased;

Recently, a Gout and Diet Prevention Study Was Published in by Dr

Hyon K. Choi and Gary Curhan in Arthritis Care & Research's June 2007 issue which examined the fact that, contrary to popular belief, coffee may not be as bad for gout sufferers as previously thought. Although gout patients have been told to stay away from coffee, there may be an ingredient in the beverage that can actually help to lower the uric acid levels in the body. Evil or Very Mad



  • Similar study in Japan looked into the same concept, but used decaffeinated coffee.
  • Similar, though not equal, results were witnessed.
  • This is why it is now thought that components of coffee other than soley caffeine are responsible for lowering the uric acid levels in the body.



Though it is not yet known what part of coffee is responsible for lowering the uric acid levels in the body, it is known that it is not just the caffeine content, as the same results were not found from drinking caffeinated tea. Whatever the cause, when participants drank one to two cups of coffee every day, the levels of uric acid in the blood reduced dramatically. Furthermore, as coffee dallas baptist university, uric acid levels decreased. Rolling Eyes

Similar Belief Was Once Applied to Alcohol

It was thought that spirits, wine, and beer were the true cause of gout. Indeed, drinking to excess can be harmful to gout sufferers, especially due to the resulting dehydration of the body. Hydration is especially important to gout sufferers as it allows the body to flush the uric acid out of the blood, preventing its buildup as crystals on the joints. However, drinking alcohol is not a direct cause of gout. Embarassed

Considering that until this study, gout sufferers had been discouraged from drinking coffee, many gout sufferers may now be wondering what other gout and diet prevention beliefs may soon turn out to be disproved. For example, though tea has not been found to reduce uric acid levels in the body as has now been demonstrated with coffee, tea is often thought to be unacceptable as a part of a gout and diet prevention strategy. Instead, tea can indeed be a part of a gout diet as long as it is consumed in moderation and as long as its dehydrating effect is compensated for by taking in additional water.

Was also believed at one time that eating rich foods was the root cause of gout. Indeed, some rich foods are high in proteins and purines and therefore may contribute to gout flare-ups, however low fat dairy products have now been shown to have a preventative effect. Also Gout is believed to be caused by many factors, including being heredity.

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