In our body, joints play a significant role in each and every movement. With such importance of joints, by the time you wake up in the morning suddenly, you might face severe attacks of joint pains, redness thumb pain, inflammation, and even swelling. These problems may occur only due to the gouty issue. Gout is a major disease, which is caused due to the improper build-up of uric acid in the blood. Day by day, this gout problem is increasing drastically. At present, out of 1000 people, 45 are suffering from this disease. Men are likely to suffer three times more than women. Usually, a chemical name uric acid exists in our blood in certain degrees. If its presence is too much in the blood, then it flows and settles at joints. In such cases, the uric acid may form hard crystals in the joints due to which joints may swell, and one may face difficulty while doing any movement. This problem is called as Gouty. This issue mostly affects joints; thus, it is also called as Gouty Arthritis.
Symptoms of Gouty
Gouty symptoms can be clearly seen. This problem most commonly starts with the swell of the big toe. During midnight or by the time you wake up in the morning, you may experience a sudden onset of hot, red, swollen big toe issues, which are some of the symptoms of Gouty. Initially, this problem arises at the big toe and then to one or two joints but, gradually this disease spread to the remaining joints in the body. In some individuals, this painful episode come and goes. If the severity of the disease is increasingly ignored, it becomes a chronic problem, and affects joints severely. Therefore, initially when a swelling starts, it’s better to take treatment so that one can avoid issues as well as protect joints from further affects.
Confirmation tests for Gouty
The presence of excess amount of uric acid in the blood doesn’t mean that the person is affected from Gouty. Besides, the presence of the excess of uric acid in the blood, if person suffers from other issues like arthritis in the knee, then only it is confirmed as gouty. Additionally, there are also some other reasons behind the existence of uric acid in the blood. For instance, diseases such as psoriatic arthritis, kidney failure, leukemia problems may also cause due to the excess amount of uric acid in the blood. So, it is vital to confirm the gout disease.
The following are the tests a patient needs to undergo in order to confirm gouty disease.
- Blood test
- Joint fluid test
Gout Treatment Diet
Gout patients must follow diet rules in order to reduce the risk of gout attacks:
- Reduce the intake of meat, sea foods and other non-vegetarian food
- High purine diet must be avoided
Proteins are of two types such as, purines and pyrimidines.
Gout patients are not allowed to intake purines. Non-veg food items such as Mutton, Poultry, beef, red meat and other organs such as liver, heart, kidney and gizzard are restricted for gout patients.
Gout patients must reduce the intake of vegetarian food items such as spinach, cabbage, cauliflower, beans, mushrooms and so on. Other beverages such as alcohol and beer are also should be restricted to the gout patients.
Homeocare International Treatment
At Homeocare International, the best treatment will be given to Gouty Arthritis patients. During this treatment, patient’s physical and mental conditions will be taken into consideration, and given treatment accordingly. Moreover, this treatment avoids the formation of uric acid crystals in the joints, by balancing various chemicals proportion in the blood flow; one can cure Gout disease completely.