Gout is one of the most painful conditions of the feet. This is a disease caused by the buildup of uric acid in the joints . Uric acid is a natural substance in the body, but when we have too much of it can crystallize in the joints. Over time , uric blood crystallizes and settles in the joint spaces acid , causing swelling , inflammation, stiffness and pain. Symptoms
Gout affects about 2.1 million people in the United States and is more common in men between the ages of 40 and 50, according to the National Institute of Health ( NIH). Although men are more sensitive , menopausal women are also at risk . What are the symptoms and causes , and how to prevent gout ?
Many people who have never suffered from gout often believe that the toe was broken when we first see an attack. Touching or moving the toe can be very painful, even so much as a bed sheet on the toe increases the pain . Symptoms of gout develop quickly and usually occur in one joint at a time , usually in the big toe , but can afflict the remaining parts of the body , including the ankle and knee.
• Severe pain and a sensation of heat in the affected joints , usually first appear in the big toe .
• sharp pain in the big toe
• red skin in the area around the joint
• joint stiffness
• Itchy skin around the joint
• Small parts may appear around the elbows , hands or ears
The causes of gout
• High alcohol, especially beer
• Diets low in calories
• Fast Weight Loss
• Excessive use of aspirin
• Exposure to lead in the environment
PREVENTION OF TASTE
Prevention is the best defense against gout. Avoid alcohol and purine -rich foods such as scallops , sardines , shellfish , red meat, cream sauces and salsa can also help prevent the disease. Be sure to drink plenty of water , exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet and body weight . If you already have accumulation uric joints , medication can be taken to prevent further accumulation.
Symptoms of gout may completely stop one or two weeks after an attack without any intervention. However, it is important to be diagnosed and treated by a podiatrist to avoid attacks more serious in the future and prevent permanent damage to the joints , kidneys, and other organs. Treatment focuses on relieving pain and inflammation.
Gout attacks are extremely painful . If left untreated, the pain can last for days or weeks , and can be repeated often causing permanent damage to the joints. If you think you have gout, please visit Dr. Abraham for rapid diagnosis and quickly eliminate pain treatment. Symptoms