How To Deal With Acute Gout?
Good evening doctor
Gout is normally dissolved in the blood and comes out through the urine. Gout, is a condition where there is an increase in uric acid levels, it can be affected due to lifestyle factors, food consumed, to genetics. High uric acid for a long time can settle to the joints and cause gouty arthritis.
Gout most often affects the big toe joint. Joints affected by gout can cause redness in the joints, swelling, pain when moving parts of the joints, and can be accompanied by fever.
If indeed you have a gout, then the treatment must be examined by a doctor first. Because if you consume any uric acid-lowering drug then it can actually worsen the condition of your joints. If you are already in an inflamed condition, then you need treatment with certain anti-inflammatory drugs first. Then later the doctor will give uric acid-lowering drugs with certain doses that are adjusted to your uric acid levels.
Therefore, you should consult a doctor directly first.
It is important to drink enough water, reduce the consumption of foods that contain high uric acid such as organ meats, chips, beef, beans, and alcohol. It's also important not to smoke. You can compress with warm water on a sore joint.
The following article you can read about gout
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