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Re: How can Gout be Treated?
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Allopurinol Hypersensitivity - Gout and Related Symptoms
Gout is a problem that develops after a long period of increase of uric acid crystals in the joints and surroundings tissues. Unwanted symptoms are developed because of gout. These may include warmth, pain, swelling, extreme sensitivity in joints. One of the most seen cases of gout is big toe joint problem, also called podagra. Other symptoms of gout include pain during the night and repeatedly and rapid increase of discomfort lasting for some hours, followed by an easing of the pain in the next days. This pain may last from 2 to 7 days.

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By the time people notice the symptoms of gout attackthe uric acid has surely been building up in their blood and had also deposit in one or more of their joints.

Gout Symptoms May Vary from Case to Case
In some cases gout symptoms may occur after an illness or after a surgery. Cases of people developing rare painful attacks are known but it is also known that people might develop chronic gout even if they do not experience often painful attacks.

The Most Common Affection is the Big Toe Joint Problem
Even is this affection is noticed in most of the cases it is not excluded that other joints of the feet, ankles, knees, wrists, fingers or elbows to be affected too. The completion of this article on Uric Acid Crystals Joints was our prerogative since the past one month. However, we completed it within a matter of fifteen days!

The first phase of gout, nodules, also known as tophi, appear on the hands, elbows or ears but afterwards different symptoms may develop in each case. This can be considered to be a valuable article on Gout. It is because there is so much to learn about Gout here.

As Most of the Health Problems Gout Symptoms are Related to Other Medical Conditions
Other problems with symptoms similar to those of gout are rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or joints infected with bacteria. Unlike gout rheumatoid arthritis often occurs in hips and shoulders which are usually spared in gout. The symptoms are about the same in osteoarthritis too. An infected joint cause's similar symptom with gout but the treatment involves intravenous antibiotics and hospitalization. ;)

  • Gout is a disease that may lead to purplish skin around the affected joint.
  • It may look as an infected area.
  • Fever is another possible symptom developed because of gout.
  • Another problem surely is the limited mobility of the affected joints.
  • Gout is a form of rheumatism that can also lead to arthritis.
  • It is a very painful medical condition that mostly affects men of all ages.
  • Gout can also be found in women, but mostly those who have reached menopause.
Diagnosing a Gout Case can be Very Difficult Sometimes
However, there are a few procedures that will help your doctor diagnose gout. Here are some of the medical investigations that you doctor will suggest ti diagnose gout:  - a blood test is maybe the first procedure that has to be made in diagnosing gout; a blood test can measure the urate level that you have in your blood; urate is the main cause of gout; however, a person can still have high urate levels in his/ her blood and still not suffer from gout; when raised levels of urate appear in the blood, this can indicate that you have gout, but this can also be caused by other medical conditions or medication that a person takes; furthermore, a person can have normal levels of urate in his/ her body during a gout attack;  - after a blood test that can give doctors an idea whether you can have gout or not, to be more sure and to be able to diagnose a gout case, doctors will examine the fluid that is found in your joints; this fluid can be extracted from your joints with the help of a needle; this can show you if indeed you suffer from gout or not; the fluid is then looked at under a microscope and if there are urate crystals( they indicate gout) , then they will be spotted right away; if indeed these crystals of urate are found in your joints, then, the blood test was right and you actually suffer from gout; this examination is not at all painful and it is very useful if your gout case starts very unusual; for example, a gout case can sometimes be mistaken for another rheumatic disease, like rheumatoid arthritis and gout can mimic this diseases very well;   - another investigation that can be made to diagnose a gout case is x- ray; x- rays of your joints can betaken to see whether you suffer from gout or not, but unfortunately in most of the cases, everything will appear normal and your doctor will not be able to tell if you have gout or not;     

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Are cherries truly fruit for a healthy you? These day's people want to take care of themselves and tart cherries can help. Tart cherries naturally pack a health-promoting punch that provides pain relief for many people. Recent studies have revealed that tart (sour) cherries offer an assortment of health benefits including the ability to offer natural relief from joint pain caused from gout and other joint inflammation symptoms.

An attempt to find relief from his pain, a friend recommended Fruit Advantage Tart Cherry capsules ***** "Within the first week of taking the tart cherry capsules my back felt so much better," says Mr. Roth. "I am now able to pick up my grandson without any pain in my back." Did you ever believe that there was so much to learn about Gout Arthritis? Neither did we! Once we got to write this article, it seemed to be endless.

Although more research is needed to unlock all of the amazing natural benefits of tart cherries, John Roth is a living testimony of the soothing affects of cherries on his joint pain. "After years of playing sports, my back always hurt. I was in so much pain I could barely get out of bed some days." says Roth.

  • According to ongoing research, daily consumption of tart cherries has the potential to reduce the pain associated with joint inflammation.
  • Tart cherries naturally contain anthocyanins and other bioflavonoids which may prevent inflammation in the body.
  • To date, no other fruit or vegetable has been found to have the pain relieving properties of tart cherries.
  • This is great news for the numerous people that feel the pain of the gout and arthritis everyday.
  • We worked as diligently as an owl in producing this composition on Gout Arthritis.
  • So only if you do read it, and appreciate its contents will we feel our efforts haven't gone in vain.
Some of the Best Known Antioxidants Include Vitamin a, C and E
These powerful antioxidants fight free-radicals within the body and potentially slow down the natural oxidation process that occurs in the body.   So with the increasing popularity of tart cherries, what should consumers look for in selecting tart cherry products? For best results, industry experts recommend consumers check the product label to make sure that it contains significant quantities of tart (sour) cherries. Every cloud has a silver lining; so consider that this article on Gout Arthritis to be the silver lining to the clouds of articles on Gout Arthritis. It is this article that will add more spice to the meaning of Gout Arthritis.

One Significant Source of Tart Cherry is Fruit Advantage Tart Cherry Dietary Supplement
The entire cherry, except the pit and stem, is used to make Fruit Advantage Tart Cherry -- even the skin. Just two capsules a day give you the benefits of this amazing fruit. Each daily serving provides 1200 mg of tart cherry. This amount equals the specific antioxidant benefits of over 5 glasses of cherry juice concentrate without he sugar. Go ahead and read this article on Gout Arthritis. We would also appreciate it if you could give us an analysis on it for us to make any needed changes to it.

According to researchers at Johns Hopkins, "There's no denying that there is a strong connection between what you eat and how you feel, and the difference is likely to become more and more apparent the older you get." (Johns Hopkins Health 2000, www.intelihealth.org)

Although denied by the medical profession for the last three decades, diet does influence your pain... Prior to the denial phase of medicine it was and in some circles still a known factor that certain foods and drinks trigger certain problems. For instance, Joint problems have been found to be exacerbated by the use of alcohol, liver and other organ meats. The most famous joint problem recognized is "Gout," even though the pharmaceutical companies have tried to convince the world this is not true, it certainly is and gout suffers who have had direct results of those foods will tell you... Chemicals concocted by the pharmaceutical industry does help with a few cases but the digestive system is suffering the affects as well as the liver and kidneys which have to filter out the foreign matter in the body! As we get older our digestive system does not work as fast nor as thorough as it needs to and therefore medications can create as many or more problems than they help! We have written a humorous anecdote on Gout to make it's reading more enjoyable and interesting to you. This way you learn there is a funny side good gout forum!


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Doctors also targeted allergies or intolerance for dairy products, preservatives found in a wide variety of foods and drugs along with members of the nightshade family as possible culprits for joint problems. In addition, eating or drinking anything tainted with Salmonella or other bacteria has been shown to provoke the immune system to attack the joints, a condition known as "Reiter's syndrome." It was at the spur of the moment that we ventured to write something about Gout. Such is the amount of matter that is available on Gout.

Diet to Promote Joint Comfort from Johns Hopkins Health 2000
* BREAKFAST: One piece or serving of fresh fruit; one slice of bread or bowl of cereal; one protein, such as an egg or a cup of yogurt. We were furnished with so many points to include while writing about Gout that we were actually lost as to which to use and which to discard!

Stunning breakthroughs in medical research demonstrate that you can literally feed your aching bones and joints exactly what they need to move more freely and with less discomfort. Taking certain nutrients to eliminate discomfort, rebuilding deteriorating join structures, and restore freedom of movement is rapidly moving into mainstream medical consciousness. Long overdue but still not fast enough... In fact the doctors at Johns Hopkins have developed a "bone/joint diet? That they believe can help alleviate the burden of stiff, inflamed joints. (Diet to follow) The results of one reading this composition is a good understanding on the topic of Gout. So do go ahead and read this to learn more about Gout.

AFTERNOON SNACK: One fruit or raw vegetable; one serving of bread; a glass of low-fat milk or a cup of low-fat yogurt.   * DINNER: A four-ounce serving of protein, such as fish, tofu, chicken, beans, turkey or beef; one carbohydrate, such as a baked potato, rice, bread or pasta; one cup of steamed vegetables (avoid starches like peas or corn); a fresh salad with low-fat dressing. Writing an article on Gout was our foremost priority while thinking of a topic to write on. This is because Gout are interesting parts of our lives, and are needed by us.

  • EVENING SNACK: A fruit with one graham cracker square, one low-fat cookie, or a half cup of sorbet or low-fat frozen yogurt.
  • Combining a healthful diet and stress reduction, pain can all but be eliminated in most instances...
The Johns Hopkins researchers say that you should experiment with different foods to ascertain which ones will help you and which ones will cause you pain. With over 100 different kinds of bone/joint problems classified under the heading of "arthritis" it is easy to understand why experimenting with different foods must be left up to you. Also as explained by the Johns Hopkins papers, "The more pressure and weight on your joints, the more they will hurt. Even and extra 10 pounds stresses the joints." A desirable reason to lose weight of plagued with joint/bone problems! Sometimes, what we hear about Gout can prove to be rather hilarious and illogical. This is why we have introduced this side of Gout to you. ;)

Gout is Not a Very Common Disease and It Does Not Affect Anyone
However, there are some factors of risk when it comes to gout.        Here are some of the most important risk factors in gout cases:  Genetics  - studies have shown that almost one of four people who suffer from gout have family history of this medical condition; this is to say that more than fifteen percent of all gout patients, have gout in their family history;

Gender  - gender is another risk factor in gout cases, unfortunately one that we have no control over; men are more at risk of developing gout than women are; men who are over twenty years old can develop gout; however, studies have shown that most men had their first gout attack somewhere between the age of thirty five to forty; there are no known case of men who have suffered from a gout attack in their twenties; if you thought that men are the only one who can suffer form gout, then you were wrong; even if this disease is mostly found in men, women can also suffer from gout; after menopause, the level of uric acid rises in women and they can develop gout; however, women mostly have their first gout symptoms around the age of fifty, whereas men can develop them as early as in their thirty' s;

Alcohol  - another risk factor when it comes to gout is alcohol, mostly the abuse of alcohol; alcohol increases the uric acid level that is responsible for gout; alcohol abuse is mostly related with younger gout patients;

Age  - age is another risk factor associated with got; gout is mostly seen in men who have reached middle age; the peak point of gout is the age of forty; gout is mostly linked with high pressure of blood, obesity, high cholesterol levels and use of alcohol; if older people are affected by gout, then gender does not count; both older men and women can be affected by gout; children are not affected by gout; ;)

Obesity  - obesity is also a friend of gout; your body weight and the levels of uric acid are highly linked together; obesity is mostly a gout risk factor in men and less in women; if a child is obese then the risk of developing gout when he grows up is increased; It is not necessary that only the learned can write about Gout Alcohol. As long as one ahs a flair for writing, and an interest for gaining information on Gout Alcohol, anyone can write about it.