I can recall a conversation among adults once when I was a child concerning a family member of some friends of my parents. I can vividly remember them discussing his big toe and that he couldn’t even bear the weight of a sheet on top of it.
Frankly I did not understand even a single part of that disease. But I was very confused and afraid even to think how much this disease will hurt.
This is known as rich man medical condition. Gout is a kind of arthritis that appears all of a sudden. The first place the gout forms will be in joint below the big toe.
Gout’s symptoms are as follows red, tender, swollen and hot joints, ligaments and tendons of the toes, feet, hands, ankles and knees. Gout gives pain continuously for many hours, sometime even up to 24 hours.
Generally, people who are attacked by gout will be in pain for many days and in some cases the pain will for many weeks. After the first attack, it will follow up it with more regular attacks, with more pain and this time on more joints.
In rare phenomenon very little content of uric acid will also create the same symptoms. High content of uric acid in the blood is the reason for gout. Crystals that are sharp starts depositing in joints, ligaments and tendons.
After menopause, women seems to get this condition at regular interval. When compared men are known to be attacked frequently by gout than women. And men tend to suffer the attack at younger age.
What puts one at risk for gout? Sometimes (less than 15%) of cases are due to lifestyle. Alcohol consumption can impair the kidney’s ability to remove excess uric acid. Additionally, eating organ meat (especially red meat) and seafood can contribute to higher levels of uric acid.
High blood pressure is also a cause which can bring gout. Gout is also formed by Atherosclerosis and diabetes.
Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle are also contributors to gout. As you may have guessed, they are also contributors to hypertension and adult diabetes.
Medicines are advised when the first attack happens, there also medicines to prevent the following attack. But if a person is not willing to take medicines due to the side effects then changing the lifestyle is the best thing to do.
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