- Gout also known as Podagra is usually caused by elevated levels of Uric acid in the Blood. The uric acid crystallizes & the crystals deposit in joints, tendons & surrounding tissues. Excess of Uric acid formation in our body may be due to decreased removal of uric acid by the kidneys, excess amounts of food which are high in purine, prouduces excess uric acid, Alcohol intake weakens the removal of uric acid from our body & so the excess amount of uric acid gets deposted in joint spaces & subsequently to gout.
- It is characterized by recurrent attacks of acute inflammatory Arthritis. The Joints are affected especially the big toe, the other joints like the heels, knees, wrists, elbows, ankles & fingers may be affected
- The symptoms observed in the affected joints are red, tender, hot, swollen & stiffness of joint. The Joint pain usually begins over the night hours, this is because of the lower body temperature at nights. Other symptoms like fatigue, high fever may rarely occur along with the joint pain.
we have been able to successfully treat these patients not only to get rid of their acute pains but also preventing further attacks of gout.This is also subjected to the condition that diet and Alcohol and weight are well controlled.