How To Deal With Gout?
Good night, doctor. I have gout. After I check the results of my gout 6.2.I want to ask what medicine I should take because every time I get a gout attack, it can heal for a week and it makes my activities disrupted. At this time I was experiencing gout pain. Please give me an information that can cure my gout quickly. thank you
Gout is characterized by high uric acid levels in the blood and a buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints that cause complaints of joint pain and swelling. High uric acid can also form uric acid crystals that become stones in the kidneys and urinary tract.
People with high uric acid levels may not necessarily experience gout. In fact the level of uric acid in the body is very much influenced by the type of food / diet that we eat everyday. Uric acid is also excreted in normal people by the kidneys through urine to keep the levels remain normal in the body. High uric acid levels occur when we consume too much food containing purines or when the body has difficulty removing excess uric acid or a combination of the two causes.
Symptoms of gout include:
Sudden joint pain, then disappears in a few days. These symptoms can appear again after 6-12 months. In some cases, gout sufferers experience chronic symptoms (persist for a long time)
Pain occurs in one joint or several joints. Most often the base of the big toe, knee, and ankle.
Pain is generally accompanied by other signs of inflammation such as swelling, skin discoloration to redness, and the area of the joint feels warm when held compared to other joints
Can be accompanied by fever
Lumps appear on the skin containing uric acid crystals, especially around the skin surface of the joints
The diagnosis of gout is based on clinical symptoms, physical examination, and supporting examinations in the form of blood tests, 24-hour urine tests, joint fluid tests, and other examinations if needed. When experiencing an acute attack, patients are given drugs to relieve pain, can be given a drug colchicine or NSAIDs or corticosteroids. In patients who experience chronic symptoms and are not in an acute attack, allopurinol is given to reduce the production of uric acid in the body.
As a precautionary measure, patients should avoid high purine foods and reduce high-sugar and alcoholic drinks. Patients are encouraged to exercise regularly and carry out routine physical activity. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.