what r some of the signs and symptoms of gout arthritis?
gout is usually caused by excess acid in body... and can attack any area, but usually effects the big toe (seriously) or feet. there are prescriptions for help,not cure.. best advice ; watch what you eat, drink and what causes the flareup.. usually spicy, sweets, etc.. also believe gout and arthritis are closely related ..the areas affected are -red-hot and swelling very pain full and sometime warm towels or hot water soaks will help calm down the attack..
The typical symptom of gout is the swelling of big toe.In gout the uric acid levels are found to be high.The therapy is based on reducing the uric acid levels thus providing relief from pain and swelling thus improving mobility of the joint.The best known medicine for the control of this condition is tab.zyloric 100mg.and 300mg.containing Allopurinol and marketed by Glaxo Smith Kline.For mild condition the dosage is 100 to 200mg.a day,moderate to severe 300 to 600mg and for very severe condition it is 600 to 900mg.a day.Please read more details under "zyloric" and consult your doctor before beginning the therapy.High uric acid can be caused by obesity,consumption of organ meat,excessive alcohol intake and certain medications like Aspirine and high blood pressure drugs including diuratics.Also try to identify the cause and try to eleminate it.
Have bursitis (diag. from MRI) in the knee - Gout like symptoms. Any tips to manage care (diets, meds?)?
You could take a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as ibuprofen to reduce the swelling and pain. You shouldn't take them if you have asthma though.
I would guess fish oils would help, so maybe eat more oily fish in your diet.
Do you know if it's caused by an infection or not? Some people with bursitis need to go on antibiotics if it's caused by infection.
If you do need to go onto antibiotics, then make sure you take probiotics to repopulate the good bacteria in your gut.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
In some cases of gout, surgery is required to remove the uric acid crystals and repair the joint. A podiatrist or foot specialist doctor can determine the procedure that would be most beneficial in your case. You can get more information over here http://www.medfoot.com/art_gout.html
Has anyone ever heard of the benefits of drinking coffee to relieve the symptoms of Gout?
i know cherry and pomegranate extract capsules will help gout.
also, flaxseed oil.
it helps my dad a lot. eliminating shellfish from his diet helped too...that really seemed to trigger attacks with him.
I think my daughter has been taking some medications that are causing gout like symptoms?
You can never be too careful! Check out what type of medications your daughter is taking. And if you can't, try to sit down and talk to your daughter about your concern. I think she will understand why you talked to her about it. I hope you find out what is going on. Good luck=)
Can drinking water help lower your blood pressure?How about gout symptoms?
Sorry but drinking water does not help lower blood pressure. There are many in the natural health field that recommend drinking a lot of water to help prevent and treat gout. The truth is water does not help much. If you drink very little water each day it can help a little. Your doctor does not mention it because it really does nothing to prevent the conditions.
There are some things you can do to help prevent gout attacks. Here is an article that can help.