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June 14, 2009 at 2:56 AMComments: 1 Faves: 0

Gout and Acute Arthritis

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Sometimes called metabolic arthritis, gout is a disease. Gout is a congenital disorder of uric acid metabolism. This is the result of uric acid crystals that accumulate on a joint and elevated uric acid levels flow into the blood stream. This is a problem because this harmful accumulation creates the perfect scenario of inflammation.Pain that is associated with gout is called excruciating. Gout pain can bring a grown man to his knees at the slightest touch. For instance, the weight of a sheet on the bed can bring tears. This inflammation is red hot to the touch and severely painful and tender.

How common is gout?

Gout is more common in men between the ages of 45-55. Women's risk of developing increases after menopause. Gout affects about six out of every thousand men and one woman in about 1,000 women.

What does acute mean?

You'se probably heard the word on your favorite television show that centers around a hospital. Acute simply means severe, sharp, or intense. Some medical conditions are referred to as acute.

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is just not one condition, it is a group of conditions that is characterized by joint damage. There are many forms of arthritis, and what's interesting is each one has a different cause. Here are some common forms of arthritis:

  • Psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (the most common type of arthritis) are autoimmune diseases. These types of arthritis are characterized by body attacking itself.
  • Gouty arthritis is a form of arthritis that is characterized by the build-up of uric acid crystals.

How common is arthritis?

Arthritis is common in children and adults. Of 100,000 children under the age of 16, the percentage is 5-10 of those afflicted. Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, affects 21 million adults in America.

Gout and acute arthritis

The culmination of gout and acute arthritis is called gouty arthritis. If you have the following conditions, you are more susceptible to the onset of gouty arthritis: diabetes, obesity, kidney disease, and sickle cell anemia. The symptoms of gout and acute arthritis (gouty arthritis) Symptoms usually develop without warning. The big toe is the most affected, but pain can happen in the knee or ankle joints, as well. Sufferers describes the unwanted pain usually starts in the middle of the night. The pain is excruciating. The joint is red, tender, and warm. Gouty arthritis pain can last for several days. It's not unusual for gouty arthritis to flare up again and again. Flare-ups generally last longer. Here are some of the common symptoms associated with gout and acute arthritis: fever, and joint pain, redness, stiffness, and swelling.

What are the complications of gout and acute arthritis?

Gouty arthritis can lead to chronic gout and chronic gout can lead to the following complications: chronic gouty arthritis, kidney dysfunctions, kidney stones, and medication side effects.

Is there relief for gout and acute arthritis?

Yes. Pharmaceutical mediations are available, but they come with side effects. Be sure to review these drugs so you can make an informed decision. There are natural remedies available, as well. Do the research. Make the best decision for your best health. You deserve it.

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  • i have lots of questions i just got this thing that is GOUT and im having a very hard time dealing with it because i have no medical insurance and no Job how can i get help/

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