Gout is due to the presence of excess uric acid in the body. Uric acid is a normal waste product in the system. These form needle-like crystals in the joint, which makes it hard to move.
1. Genetics – family history
2. Medications – medicines such as aspirin hat ma block the excretion of uric acid in the kidney, diuretics and etc.
4. Food – red meat, shellfish
5. Excess alcoholic beverages
People who have kidney failures are prone to gout, women who are menopause but mostly men. Some of gout problems may indicate arthritis. This is why proper diagnosis and analysis is important. When doctors observe that the patient has been having swelling joint and very painful attacks especially at night. Doctors may use needles and x-rays to detect gout.
Gout attacks can be very painful. Doctors usually prescribe medicine for the treatment of acute attacks. Medicines like anti-inflammatory drugs are also given. There are also treatments to remove excess uric acid in the body. Consult your doctor for early detection and cure for gout problems.
Prevention is better that cure
Preventing gout may be possible (considering to genetically inclined to having one). Taking vitamins and medicines, following up with your doctor, eat a healthy and well-balanced diet, having regular exercise and drink plenty of water.
Where can you find more information?
Contact Faith Medical Group or drop by at our clinics!