Swelling Of The Legs Making It Difficult To Walk?
I want to ask my father to have swelling in his legs so that he has difficulty walking. initially thought that it was due to gout, then his own initiative to buy drugs at the pharmacy without a prescription and doctor’s advice. initially healed / the pain disappeared, but often recurred. it’s been almost a year, and it feels sick this time not as usual. then just took the initiative to go to a doctor, because they tried to take medicine as usual but there were no changes.
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Gout or in medical language is called gout is a disease that affects the joints due to high uric acid levels in the blood. Uric acid which builds up in the blood will form crystals in the joints which result in complaints of pain in the body. In patients with gout can also be felt complaints such as stiffness in the joints, causing movement limitations. The joints most commonly affected are the fingers, wrists, elbows, big toes and ankles and knees. To ensure this is usually carried out supporting tests such as blood uric acid levels tests, joint fluid tests, X-Ray to USG.
For osteoarthritis itself, it is a chronic inflammation of the joints due to damaged cartilage. Symptoms caused are a lump in the affected joint, swelling in the joint, the sound of friction in the joints when moved, joint pain can also be felt when walking.
While rheumatoid arthritis is caused by the body's immunity that attacks its own tissues, complaints can also be in the form of joint pain and stiffness in the joints.
Differences in pain in Osteoarthritis, Gout Arthritis (uric acid) and Rheumatoid Arthritis, namely: in Osteoarthritis, pain is mainly felt when joints such as the knee are carried on walking, this is due to calcification or accumulation of calcium in the bones so that it causes pain when rubbing when walking, whereas pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis arises when the old joints are not moved like when I wake up this is due to an accumulation of immunity but when it is moved, the pain will gradually decrease, and usually affects the small joints, whereas in Gout Arthritis the pain arises especially when eating food containing uric acid such as high beans, viscera, pain that is felt is not typical and can arise at any time and is supported by examination of elevated uric acid levels in the blood.
So far there has been no relationship between increased gastric acid or magh with the occurrence of gout. So far, you should consume drugs in accordance with the advice of your doctor, and reduce foods that cause an increase in uric acid levels such as nuts and viscera, get enough rest.
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