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Gout period1

  1. 1. Gout Created by: Oren, Bryan, Sindy
  2. 2. What is gout? Gout is a build-up of unreleased uric acid in the body. This build-up of uric acid causes swelling, redness, pain, and
  3. 3. • Gout is one of the most painful yet controllable forms of arthritis • It is caused by excess buildup of uric acid in the body • The buildup can be caused by increase in uric acid production or the kidneys being unable to remove enough uric acid from the body • The excess uric acid in the body becomes deposited as needle-like irate crystals in joints and soft tissues
  4. 4. Gout can affect body parts such as the: • Big toe (also called podagra) • Ankles • Heels • Knees • Wrists • Fingers • Elbows Podagra
  5. 5. Gout can cause: • Pain • Swelling • Redness • Stiffness in joints • Irritation in general Ouch!!!
  6. 6. Risk factors that increase chance of gout: • Being overweight • Drinking too much alcohol • Having family members who had gout (genetically) • Eating foods rich in purines (purines are natural substances that metabolize into uric acid) • Having an organ transplant can increase the risk
  7. 7. Gout treatment: • Anti-inflammatory antibiotics • Surgical removal (in severe cases) • Medication called Celebrex oral
  8. 8. Celebrex: • Is a medication used to treat gout • Works by blocking the enzyme that produces prostaglandin, which helps reduce pain and inflammation • May take up to two weeks before takes full effect • Side effects include bloody or tarry stool • May increase risk of heart attack if you have heart disease
  9. 9. Gout in Canada: • Affects about 3% of all Canadian adults • The occurrence of gout has doubled in the last 20 years • More likely to occur with older age (30+ men, 50+ women) • Men are four times more likely to have gout than women
  10. 10. Sources: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=george&dbid=51 http://www.patient.co.uk/health/gout-leaflet# http://www.arthritis.ca/page.aspx?pid=930 http://www.eatrightontario.ca/en/Articles/Arthritis/Find-out-more-about-gout.aspx# http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gout/ds00090 http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Gout/ http://www.rheumatology.org/practice/clinical/patients/diseases_and_conditions/gout.asp http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-16849-Celebrex+Oral.aspx?drugid=16849&drugname=Celebrex+Oral

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