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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......

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