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Herbs and Uric Acid
« on: August 27, 2016, 04:36:50 am »
Herbs and Uric Acid - Understanding Gout Symptoms and Treatments
The problem with gout is that in most of the cases it is a misunderstood disease. Gout is caused by the increase of the uric acid crystals in the joints or in the surrounding tissues. Gout develops various symptoms that usually involve pain. These symptoms may include warmth, swelling and extreme sensitivity of the affected joints. In more than 50 % of the cases big toe joint affection is seen in gout patients. This is the most common problem when it comes to gout.

  • As we mentioned before gout is caused by the increasing levels of uric acid in the fluids of human body.
  • The uric acid crystals are deposited in joints, tendons and kidneys and may cause serious damage and severe pain.
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  • Order to prevent gout attacks specialists recommend a healthy diet low in purine.
  • Alcohol should be avoided because it has a major influence in initiating attacks.
  • If symptoms are noticed it is recommended to seek for professional help.

The First Phase of Gout Means an Episode that Happens At Night
People often feel the symptoms during the night and caused pain to the affected joints. In some cases the attack follows a day of excess in alcohol, food or drugs. After progress the attack develops fever and chills along with pain. In more than 90 % of the cases these episodes are recurrent and might develop during the first year. Even if it is certitude that chronic gout cases are rare we have to mention that there is a risk of developing kidney dysfunctions and kidney stones. It is always better to have compositions with as little corrections in it as possible. This is why we have written this composition on Drugs Colchicine with no corrections for the reader to be more interested in reading it.

There are Known Two Types of Gout, Primary and Secondary
The first category includes more than 90 % of the gout sufferers. When uric acid is elevated in response to some other health problem such as kidney disease we can say that it is a case of secondary gout.

The most commonly medicines used are NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs) and colchicine. Both treatments help ease the pain and have an anti-inflammatory effect. The difference between these two possible ways of treatment is that colchicine may develop unpleasant side effects such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting or abdominal cramps.

  • Pseudogout, or CPPD, is a disease very similar to gout.
  • Gout and CPPD are often confused due to their similarities in onset.
  • The cause of CPPD is unknown and seems to effect both men and women equally.
  • Diagnosing CPPD may only be made by testing a small sample of the synovial fluid from the affected joint.
  • Gout and CPPD can be differentiated by specific testing and identification of the type of crystal.
Treatment of acute attacks includes the use of non-steroidal anti-kidney stone medication such as Indocin or Clinoril. Control of pain may require a mild narcotic such as codeine. Recurrent attacks may be contolled by the use of an NSAID.

Differential Diagnosis:   The differential diagnosis for this condition should include;-   fracture  gout  osteoarthritis  infection of the joint

Treatment of CPPD
The most significant consideration in the treatment of CPPD is controlling the frequency of attacks. Frequent attacks (more than one a year) will result in progressive erosion of the joint, leading to painful chronic arthritis. Isolated attacks (less that one a year) lead to minimal destruction of the joint. The frequency of CPPD attacks determines whether treatment is merely for each attack, or whether daily medication should be taken to lower levels of inflammation.

  • Symptoms:   The symptoms of pseudogout are similar to gout showing an abrupt onset and significant pain.
  • Xray finding may resemble gout with juxtachondral (immediately next to the joint) erosions of the bone.
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