Gout Diet

29 April 2011

Gout is known to be a severe kind of arthritis which is caused by excessive levels of uric acid in the blood. One factor that is associated with the increase of uric acid in the body is diet, especially the consumption of foods such meat or overindulgence in alcoholic drinks. Before the development of gout [...]

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Gout Treatment

29 April 2011

With today’s advances in the field of medicine, it is possible to effectively treat gout and live a productive life. There are various treatments that can be employed in successful management and treatment of the condition.  Gout treatment is mainly aimed at; Reducing the pain experienced by the individual during the gout attacks. Prevention of [...]

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Types of Gout

26 April 2011

Gout is a medical condition that is caused by a buildup of uric acid in the blood stream. Statistically gout affects about one out of every 100 people in the world; research also indicates that this number is gradually rising in many areas even among some developed countries. There are numerous types of gout, some [...]

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Symptoms of Gout

26 April 2011

Gout is caused by the buildup of uric acid in the body; this condition can be categorized as a form of arthritis. This build up usually leads to the formation of tiny microscopic crystals around joints, which may trigger a painful reaction in the joints. Gout also affects the functioning of organs like the liver [...]

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Causes of Gout

26 April 2011

In this article, we will be discussing the various causes of gout. But first lets quickly define what this condition is. Definition of gout: gout can be classified as a kind of arthritis. This disease which affects joints especially those in the feet is characterized by; Sudden attacks of pain in the affected joint. Stiffening [...]

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What is Gout?

26 April 2011

The word ‘gout’ is believed to have been derived from the French word ‘gote’ and the Latin word ‘gutta’ which means a drop.  In earlier times people thought that gout resulted from the seepage and accumulation of humors from a person’s blood into joints resulting to extreme pain. Though not scientifically correct their suppositions were [...]

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