Gout is caused by a chemical in the blood having higher-than-normal levels of uric acid in your body. This may occur if:
● Your body makes too much uric acid
● Your body has a hard time getting rid of uric acid
If too much uric acid builds up in the fluid around the pints (synovial fluid), uric acid crystal form. These crystals cause the joint to swell and become inflamed.
The exact cause is unknown. Gout may run in families. The problem is more common in men than women. In women often occur after menopause and for people who drink alcohol.
The condition may also develop in people with:
● Kidney disease
● Sickle cell anemia, Anemia
● Leukemia and other blood cancers
Symptoms of acute gout:
● Only one or a few joints are affected. The big toe, knee, or ankle joints are most often affected.
● The pain starts suddenly, often during the night. Pain is often described as throbbing, crushing, or excruciating.
● The joint appears warm and red. It is usually very tender and swollen.
● There may be a fever.
● The attack may go away in a few days, but may return from time to time. Additional attacks often last longer.
People will have no symptoms after a first gout attack. Many people will have another attack in the next 6 – 12 months
Some people may develop chronic gout. This is also called gouty arthritis. This condition can lead to joint damage and loss of motion in the joins. People with chronic gout will have joint pain and other symptoms most of the time.
Food that is safe to eat (low in purines)
● Green vegetables and tomatoes
● Fruits and fruit juices
● Breads and cereals that are not whole-grain
● Butter, buttermilk, cheese, and eggs
● Chocolate and cocoa
● Coffee, tea, and carbonated beverages
● Peanut butter and nuts
If you have a gout attack or high acid in your blood take medicines for gout as soon as possible or contact us at Rainbow Arokayal Holistic Longevity Clinic.