Gout - what is this disease?
Gout - what is it? This question is set by many people after watching the health programs, because in each of them there is a person who suffers from this disease. It is a metabolic disorder that provokes the appearance of salt deposits in the joints. This disease causes quite unpleasant sensations in the patient. Fortunately, it can be cured.
In pure form gout can be found quite rarely, with most often it occurs in men and manifests itself on the big toes. Approximately 90-100 years ago, this disease was part of a purely masculine. However, today the situation has changed. First of all, this is due to the fact that women now actively eat sausages and meat semi-finished products.
Women also often began to suffer from gout, as men, because they began taking medications that relieve high blood pressure. These drugs lead to a significant increase in the concentration of uric acid in the body.
Gout - what is this disease and how to treat it? This question is still more often interested in men, because uric acid in their organisms accumulates in much larger volumes due to hormonal effects.
Most often, the ailment in question appears in those who are genetically predisposed to it. However, if a person leads a healthy lifestyle, without drinking alcohol and observing the diet, he will be able to avoid such a problem.
Gout, whose photo will scare anyone, first manifests itself in the form of short-term attacks, which most often occur at night. Often, the joint of the thumb on the leg, sometimes on one, and sometimes both, is inflamed. In some cases, the inflammation spreads to the thumbs on the hands, wrists, elbows, ankles, knees and calcaneal tendons.
Affected joints turn red and then swell. Any touch to them causes great pain. The attack lasts for 3-4 days, and then passes. After a while, the disease returns, the intervals between attacks decrease, and the pain becomes permanent.
Many people think after hearing the diagnosis of "gout", that this is a deadly disease, but this is far from the case. This disease is treatable, and a professional doctor will help the patient cope with it. However, a diseased gout should be prepared for the fact that the therapy will not be easy, as it will have to abandon the large number of products that caused a metabolic disorder. In some cases, even home treatment for gout is allowed. However, this is possible only when the patient himself strictly observes the doctor's recommendations.
Gout - what does this mean for the patient? First of all, treatment implies a strict diet, from the diet will have to exclude almost all meat, some varieties of fish, mushrooms, beer, coffee, some vegetables. It is allowed to use in any quantities all cereals( except oatmeal), pasta, bread, dairy products and cheeses, nuts of all varieties.
As a medicamental treatment for gout, the drug "Purinol" is used, which already in the first month of therapy normalizes the amount of uric acid in the patient's body. Only 12 months after a strict diet and medication use, the attending physician can make a relief in the regime. In this case, a patient with gout should remember that the drug "Purinol" in any case will have to take two to three years.