Gout: symptoms and treatment

Gout is a joint disease that is characterized by severe pain, inflammation and swelling. Most often, gout affects the big toe, but can occur in other joints of our body. Gout develops due to the fact that the joints in large quantities accumulates uric acid usually occurs in the elderly.

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What are the symptoms of gout? First, gout causes severe pain in the affected joint, there is inflammation, which manifests itself in redness of the affected area, in many cases, body temperature rises. If in this state the person resides often in the course of his life, over time can form tophi, or gouty hard nodules consisting of uric acid crystals and are located around the affected joint.

What treatment is recommended for gout, to relieve the condition? To alleviate their condition when attacks of gout and remove the symptoms, the most recommended treatment is application of cold. Gently lift the affected joint, avoiding sudden movements and trying not to cause yourself pain, make a compress with ice, which should be kept within 10 minutes. This simple procedure can greatly reduce vospalenie and, consequently, pain. In addition, you should drink plenty of fluids and monitor your weight, its excess has a negative impact on your condition.

If you seek medical help from a doctor, you can recommend various anti-inflammatory drugs which will help relieve inflammation and reduce pain, but they should be very careful and take them only on prescription of a physician, not to exceed indicated dosage, in other cases, such drugs can cause negative side effects.

It is important to note that people who are prone to this disease, you need to pay careful attention to your diet and try to eliminate from the diet red meat, seafood, offal (liver, heart, etc.), rich broth, yeast like beer, and those that are present in baked goods, and alcohol. All these foods contribute to increase the production of uric acid by the body.

Foods that can be consumed to people suffering from gout:

  • Chicken and quail eggs
  • Milk
  • Olive oil
  • Chickpeas and peas
  • Cereals (neproroschennye)
  • Produce
  • Fruits
  • Coffee
  • Chocolate
  • Gelatin
And products such as white lean meat, fish, whole or sprouted grains, cabbage, asparagus, spinach and mushrooms should be eaten in very moderate amounts, in any case, not allowing yourself to excesses, as it can have a negative impact on state when the gout attacks: enhance pain and prolong the treatment period.published 

Source: steptohealth.ru/


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