Gout is currently one of the most common types of arthritis (joint inflammation) and most often occurs in men (mostly middle-aged).But women are not immune to this disease, but they do it usually begins after age 50, when menopause.
emergence of diseases associated with the violation of urate metabolism: increased levels of uric acid in the blood and the deposition of salts in its tissues - urate.Uric acid is a healthy person in the urine excreted by the kidneys.Gout but formed too much uric acid, and it is poorly excreted by the kidneys, resulting in the excess are accumulated in the body.Gradually, this acid is deposited in the joints begins as tiny crystals, which is the cause of inflammation and pain.It should be noted that there is no clear boundary between the level of uric acid and the development of gout, some people it develops even when uric acid levels within the normal range.The reason for raising the level of uric acid in the body can become impaired renal function or taking certain medicat
first symptoms of gouty arthritis in most cases, short-term.The attack usually occurs suddenly, often at night.Typically, inflamed joint of the big toe (sometimes both).Much more rarely observed inflammation of the big fingers, knee, ankle, elbow and heel tendons, and even rarer - wrist joints.The affected joint becomes red, swells strongly, the skin over it becomes bright red or crimson and hot to the touch.Even the slightest movement in the inflammation of the joints or a light touch to it causes severe pain that lasts approximately 3-4 days.After that, the pain suddenly passes as if nothing had happened.
But after a while the pain just suddenly appears.Only in this case, the disease attacks are becoming longer, and the intervals between them - in short.Finally, at some point arthralgia are constant and intervals between attacks practically absent.This condition is called chronic gouty arthritis or "arthritic status".When this state is destroyed articular cartilage and specific defects are formed in the bone adjacent to it - "punches".This cavity is filled with micro-crystals of sodium urate.Furthermore, they can also be deposited under the skin, forming nodules whitish solid that filled pasty mass.They are called tophi, and mainly located on the ears or near joints.Tophi can sometimes break and release through a fistula formed crystals of uric acid.But a few days after the break tophi wound usually heals without consequences.
also need to know that running gout almost always accompanied by the deposition of urate in the kidneys, leading to kidney stones, and sometimes even to the inflammation of the kidneys (pyelonephritis).It is worth noting that women gout runs much smoother.
gout treatment is to control the level of uric acid in the body.It is necessary to consult a doctor, rheumatologist, regulations which are aimed at reducing the amount of uric acid and its speedy excretion from the body.Note that only a specialist will assign you the appropriate medication, which at the possible associated diseases do not harm your health.
doctors prescribe usually within 1-2 weeks of taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Phenylbutazone, indomethacin, diclofenac, indomethacin, naproxen.To quickly reduce uric acid levels in the body prescribed orotic acid, allopurinol, or Milurit Gepatokatazal.To arrest the acute symptoms of gout are advised to take colchicine.
extremely important in the treatment of gout is diet.It is important to strike the right balance between hunger and overeating.The feeling of hunger and rapid weight loss can cause an increase in uric acid, and as a result - gout attacks.It is advisable to go in for sports more often, any suitable gymnastics, swimming, brisk walking, or biking.
necessary to eat foods that are cooked by steaming or boil in water.It is better to completely eliminate salt from your diet.If this is not possible, the allowable rate - half a teaspoon per day.It should also be excluded from the daily diet of a variety of spices and hot sauces.Contraindicated even meat and fish broths, including jelly.You can use vegetable ghee and butter, but not more than 10 grams per day.
recommended to eat more raw vegetables, but sometimes they can be boiled or baked for menu variety.But some vegetables should be excluded from the diet because they are a source of purines: cauliflower, spinach, tomatoes, legumes, asparagus and sorrel.When gout manifests itself good simple fresh cabbage and sauerkraut.Its use not only in food, but also as a compress for reducing pain and inflammation.
no doubt very useful berries and fruits, especially citrus fruits.Excellent "washes" the body watermelon.Also, you can safely eat dairy products, potatoes, flour, cereals, breads and eggs.It is better to exclude such beverages as coffee, tea or cocoa, replace them with juice, compote, jelly or kvass.Very effective decoction of rose hips, Aralia, yarrow, mint and wheat bran.
excellent help eliminate unnecessary purines excreted mineral water.It is desirable to select and alkaline water containing organic matter.Remember that a day should be consumed at least 2.5 liters of any liquid.
There are many folk methods of treatment of gout, which are known for a long time.Sometimes in the bladder can cause discomfort and even burning.This suggests that the salt dissolves in the body and irritates mucous membranes.Do not be afraid of this.
Excellent soothing gout affected limb medicinal decoction of chamomile.Pour flowers water mixed with salt (ratio of 100 g / 10 l / 20 g).Once the solution infusion is necessary to make the tub.Good clean joints usual fir cones.To do this, unopened cone with seeds to pour 1.5 cups of boiling water and leave overnight.The broth should be taken three times a day for 30 minutes before eating.Repeat until full recovery.Joints can still be clean bay leaf.It is necessary to pour 5 g of leaves 1.5 cups of water and boil for at least 5 minutes.Do not cover the bowl with a lid, because the leaves contain essential oils, affecting the kidneys to treat gout.The resulting broth should be removed from the stove, wrap in a towel and leave for at least 3 hours.After infusion drink composition during the day.
can still be used for the purification of rice joints.This will have to repeatedly rinse with water 2 tablespoons rice, then pour in half-liter jar, pour the water and leave overnight.In the morning have once again washed and put to boil.After boiling, rinse again and again bring to a boil.This procedure is repeated 4 times.At the final stage of the rice is washed again and eat without salt and oil.Upon receiving this means you can not eat or drink for 4 hours.The course of treatment is 45 days.
Long washing helps remove starch from grains whole, and with repeated boiling formed cells, making the rice settles in the stomach and passes quickly into the duodenum.There the cells take in all the toxins, thus cleaning the entire body.