Gout (hyperuricemia) is a disease caused by metabolic disorders in the body, and is characterized by increased levels of uric acid in the blood cells. As a result of this kidney poorly on excretory function, they are not able to completely withdraw crystals of urate (uric acid) from the body. In the end, urates, separated from blood cells begin to be deposited in the joints and tissues of the body, causing inflammation in them.
Clinical manifestation of gout
First clinical gout manifests itself in the form of acute arthritis and is characterized by an acute pain in the region of inflammation. Further chronic form of gout is manifested by recurrent acute arthritis and occurs on affected joints tatusov (gouty nodes). When you first identified the gout attack treatment should be carried out in the hospital. At the stages of remission of patients being treated on an outpatient basis. A significant positive effect is achieved if the conduct at the time of relapse treatment folk remedies gout.
The symptoms of gout
Gout attack is characterized by severe pain, fever, redness of the skin. The main reason for the development of this disease is increasing uric acid levels, but this fact may not be a symptom of gout, since only 10% of persons diagnosed with hyperuricemia develop gout arthritis. Increased levels of uric acid are also found in other diseases (various tumors, blood diseases, kidney disease), therefore, on the basis of one analysis to diagnose impossible.
To diagnose, you must have at least one criterion of the two, in addition to the chemical analysis of blood:
At least two attacks of painful arthritis in history with clinical remission between them at least 1-2 weeks
Gouty attack in history and the defeat of joints with tophi.
The risk factors for gout:
The intake of purine compounds from food in large quantities (red meat, chocolate products, coffee, tea, cocoa, legumes).
Renal failure and kidney disease, inhibiting the excretion of uric acid.
The abuse of alcohol.
How is it treated gout?
Gout should be treated in two ways: using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and symptomatic treatment.
Besides medication the patient is prescribed a special diet that excludes the protein foods that contain purines in large quantities: meat, offal, fish, mushrooms, yeast, alcohol, restricted salt intake.
National ways to cure gout
A pound of salt to pour water so that the liquid is slightly covered with salt, and simmer on low heat until the water boils away. Add in salt vaseline ointment and make a compress on the sore joint. In addition, you need to drink a lot of fluids (at least 2 liters per day), plenty to drink milk and herbal teas.
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From outgrowths (tophi) in joints it really helps to get acetylsalicylic acid in combination with iodine. For the manufacture of the solution is taken pharmacy iodine 10 mg, in which you dissolve 5 tablets of aspirin. Obtained by means lubricate the affected joint before going to sleep.