Appropriate Treatment For Gout In The Elderly?
Hi, good afternoon. R n May I ask, my mother is sick with gout but when the check was bad she said so if I ask for advice what medicine is suitable for my mother?
Hello Ainni, thank you for your question
Gout or gout disease commonly attacks the joints, causing signs of inflammation, both acute and chronic.
In acute gout (3-10 days), the patient will experience pain, swelling, and a burning sensation in the joints, especially around the toes and ankles. Its main treatment is to relieve acute inflammation, for example with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
In chronic gout, after the acute phase has passed, then blood uric acid levels are controlled with xanthine oxidase inhibitors.
The causes of gout are:
consumption of high-purine foods, such as nuts, organ meats, seafood
frequent alcohol consumption
there are medical conditions that contribute to the background, such as chronic kidney failure, hypertension, diabetes, obesity
Regarding your mother's current condition, it is best to get checked directly to a doctor, especially a specialist in internal medicine / rheumatology. In addition to interviews and physical examinations, the doctor will order additional tests to confirm the presence of urate crystals in the joint, determine their severity, and determine the appropriate therapy. From examining blood uric acid levels, a woman is said to have gout if the uric acid level is more than 7 mg / dL.
While waiting for the doctor's examination, it is recommended that your mother:
increase water consumption, at least 2-3 liters per day
avoid foods that contain high purine substances
in acute conditions, the affected joint should be compressed and positioned higher
So, hopefully it's useful