Here at Gout-info.org we understand the severity of the suffering associated with Gout. Luckily Gout is a well understood condition. The right Gout information can help relieve symptoms, reduce the severity and regularity of gout flares, and in some cases effectively manage the condition and prevent any further gout flares. Gout-info.org.
What is Gout ?
Gout is an arthritic condition, which affects the joints causing swelling and painful flare ups as well as the formation of hard nodules under the skin.
- Painful swelling located at and extending out from one or more joints.
- Periodic Gout flare ups of extreme pain which can last for some time then subside.
- Hard white/pale nodules under the skin called Gout Tophi.
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What causes Gout ?
There can be many reasons for the initial onset of gout or the particular joint affected. This may be due to a previous injury or irregular usage of the joint. Most common is gout in the foot and big toe gout.
Gout is a local manifestation of a deeper systemic disorder.
Gout can itself be thought of as a symptom of a problem with the body’s natural process for digesting purines and disposing of Uric acid created in the breakdown process. Nodules of uric acid crystals form around joints causing the Gout sympoms.
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How to manage my Gout ?
Purines in > Uric Acid created > Kidneys filter the blood > Waste water out
When managing gout it is this process we need to be aware of.
Consultation with your Doctor along with Gout diet and lifesyle modifications, can go a long way to help with the condition.
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