Gout Symptoms


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http://curegoutpainnow.com - Gout is a painful condition, often affecting the toes, but it can affect many other joints as well. If left alone it can get worse, turn into a chronic problem and even cause permanent damage. Gout symptoms have to be understood and treated.

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Gout Symptoms

  1. 1. Gout Symptoms<br />
  2. 2. Gout symptoms often follow a similar pattern<br />
  3. 3. Inflammation and pain in the big toe joint of one foot.<br />
  4. 4. Pain comes on rapidly, often overnight, and then eases off over a period of days.<br />
  5. 5. The pain is excruciating. Even the weight of a bedsheet can be too much to bear. <br />
  6. 6. Gout sufferers may find the only relief is to hang their foot outside of the bed.<br />
  7. 7. Even the slightest movement of the joint will be incredibly painful.<br />
  8. 8. There will be limited movement in the affected joint.<br />
  9. 9. Along with swelling and pain, the skin will stretch and maybecome itchy.<br />
  10. 10. The big toe is not the only joint that can be affected by gout symptoms. <br />
  11. 11. Pain can appear in many joints, including fingers, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles and feet.<br />
  12. 12. Gout does not always present in the form of a painful attack.<br />
  13. 13. In less acute gout attacks, the joint may feel warm and tender. It may be slightly red.<br />
  14. 14. You may have ongoing joint pain which is otherwise unexplained. <br />
  15. 15. This may resemble normal gout symptoms, but perhaps be less severe.<br />
  16. 16. Uratedeposits (tophi) can showup in the ears as nodules, even if the classic gout symptoms are not present. <br />
  17. 17. Tophi can also show up in the hands and fingers.<br />
  18. 18. Normally gout attacks will go away by themselves, and often stop within one or two weeks. <br />
  19. 19. However even though the outward gout symptoms might have gone away, the cause is still there.<br />
  20. 20. Gout commonly returns to the same joint or even to another joint.<br />
  21. 21. If gout is not managed, gout attacks can occur more often and last longer. <br />
  22. 22. The problem compounds over time, even when gout symptoms aren't actually present.<br />
  23. 23. Ultimately the cause of gout symptoms is a build-up of uric acid crystals in the joint. <br />
  24. 24. Uric acid is a natural by-product of eating certain types of foods richin “purines”. <br />
  25. 25. The body can end up with more uric acid than it can deal with.<br />
  26. 26. When this happens uric acid crystals will form and start accumulatingin the joints. <br />
  27. 27. Unless the uric acid levels reduce, these crystals will keep forming and keep accumulating<br />
  28. 28. Eventually you reach the tipping point and gout symptoms become evident.<br />
  29. 29. Although you can relieve gout symptoms temporarily, the underlying problem is still present. <br />
  30. 30. Eventually people with excess uric acid can develop chronic gout and joint damage can become permanent.<br />
  31. 31. There are many forms of medication that can be taken to relieve gout symptoms and prevent it coming back. <br />
  32. 32. However these medications can have significant side effects <br />
  33. 33. Such as diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, and even stomach ulcers.<br />
  34. 34. Gout can often be managed through knowing what to eat and knowing what not to eat. <br />
  35. 35. There are several gout remedies you can make yourself, using things you will already have in your house.<br />
  36. 36. Remember... Even when the pain and swelling is not present, the gout is still there and will come back!<br />