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What is gout?

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Gouty arthritis (or gout) is a joint disease that is caused by the deposition in them of urate (uric acid salts). This disease affects different joints: knee, foot, hands, fingers, elbows. Often this disease affected the joints of the toes.

This disease suffer 1 in 1000 people. Representatives of the stronger sex suffer from gout twenty times more often than women. Usually, the disease develops in women after menopause and in men after 40 years. More detailed, visit the website



In the development of the disease plays a role a heredity. Predisposing factors in the development of this disease are:

  • monotonous meat diet;
  • excess food;
  • sedentary lifestyle
  • alcohol (especially wine and beer).

Very often the gout develops on the background of blood diseases and renal failure.



the Diagnosis of "gout" can put a rheumatologist directly when distributing. and examination of the patient. Often, in biochemical analysis of blood there is excessive uric acid. Sometimes you need an x-ray or puncture (puncture) of the joint with further study of the synovial fluid.



unfortunately, to date, to recover 100% from this disease is impossible, but you can control it. In order to do it in the 1st place it is necessary to change the nature of their food — remove from your diet the following products: offal (kidney, liver, etc.), meat of young animals, sardines, wine, beer, mushrooms, legumes, and fish eggs.

Drug therapy includes anti-inflammatory drugs and money, which stimulate uric acid excretion and inhibit its formation.

to Greatly facilitate health helps physical therapy. Also used the removal of deposits of uric acid from the soft tissues of the surgical technique.

in addition, therapy includes correction of weight and the treatment is absolutely all metabolic diseases (diabetes, atherosclerosis), which are satellites of such diseases as gout.

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