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Ginseng And Gouty Arthritis


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Ginseng And Gouty Arthritis

  1. 1. Ginseng and Gouty Arthritis
  2. 2. What is Gout ?
  3. 3. What is Gouty Arthritis ? <ul><li>Gout is caused by having higher-than-normal levels of uric acid in your body. </li></ul><ul><li>Your body may make too much uric acid, or have a hard time getting rid of uric acid. </li></ul><ul><li>If too much uric acid builds up in the fluid around the joints (synovial fluid), uric acid crystals form. </li></ul><ul><li>These crystals cause the joint to swell up and become inflamed. </li></ul><ul><li>Not everyone with high uric acid levels in the blood has gout. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Symptoms of Acute Gouty Attacks <ul><li>Symptoms develop suddenly and usually involve only one or a few joints. </li></ul><ul><li>The pain frequently starts during the night and is often described as throbbing, crushing, or excruciating. </li></ul><ul><li>The joint appears warm and red. </li></ul><ul><li>The attack may go away in several days, but may return from time to time. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Laboratory Testing <ul><li>Synovial fluid analysis (shows uric acid crystals) </li></ul><ul><li>Serum Uric acid </li></ul><ul><li>Joint X-ray (may be normal) </li></ul><ul><li>Synovial biopsy </li></ul><ul><li>24-hour Urine uric acid </li></ul>
  6. 6. Synovial Fluid <ul><li>Crystals detected indicate presence of uric acid </li></ul><ul><li>? Gouty arthritis </li></ul>
  7. 7. Serum Uric Acid -1 <ul><li>Uric acid is a chemical created when the body breaks down substances called purines. </li></ul><ul><li>Purines are found in some foods and drinks, such as liver, anchovies, mackerel, dried beans and peas, beer, and wine. </li></ul><ul><li>Most uric acid dissolves in blood and travels to the kidneys, where it passes out in urine. </li></ul><ul><li>If your body produces too much uric acid or doesn't remove enough of it, you can get sick. </li></ul><ul><li>This test checks to see how much uric acid you have in your blood. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Serum Uric Acid -2 <ul><li>Normal Value : 3.0 to 7.0 mg/dL. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Alcohol, Ascorbic acid, Aspirin, Caffeine </li></ul><ul><li>Cisplatin, Diazoxide, Diuretics </li></ul><ul><li>Epinephrine, Ethambutol, Levodopa </li></ul><ul><li>Methyldopa, Nicotinic acid </li></ul><ul><li>Phenothiazines, Theophylline </li></ul>Drugs Increasing the Level of Uric Acid
  10. 10. Drugs <ul><li>Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen </li></ul><ul><li>Allopurinol </li></ul><ul><li>Strong painkillers such as codeine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone. </li></ul><ul><li>Corticosteroids may also be very effective. Your doctor may inject the inflamed joint with steroids to relieve the pain. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Joint x-ray <ul><li>This test is an X-ray of a knee, shoulder, hip, wrist, ankle, or other joint. </li></ul><ul><li>The x-ray may reveal arthritis , fractures, bone tumours , degenerative bone conditions, and osteomyelitis (inflammation of the bone caused by an infection). </li></ul>
  12. 12. Synovial Biopsy <ul><li>A synovial biopsy is the removal of a piece of tissue lining a joint. The tissue is called the synovial membrane. </li></ul><ul><li>Synovial biopsy may identify the following conditions: </li></ul><ul><li>Fungal infection </li></ul><ul><li>Fungal arthritis </li></ul><ul><li>Abnormal accumulation of iron deposits </li></ul><ul><li>Tuberculosis (TB) </li></ul><ul><li>Synovial cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Gout </li></ul>
  13. 13. 24-hour Urine Uric Acid <ul><li>Normal values range from 250 to 750 milligrams per 24 hours. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Change in Diet and Lifestyle in Preventing Gouty Attacks <ul><li>Avoid alcohol, anchovies (salt-water forage fish) , sardines, oils, herring, organ meat (liver, kidney, and sweetbreads), legumes (dried beans and peas), gravies, mushrooms, spinach, asparagus, cauliflower, consommé, and baking or brewer's yeast. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid eating meat at each meal. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid fatty foods such as salad dressings, ice cream, and fried foods. </li></ul>
  15. 15. How Ginseng Helps
  16. 16. Ginseng Helps Gouty Arthritis-1 <ul><li>Ginseng is known to be a very effective herb in treating gout. </li></ul><ul><li>Ginseng is an excellent rejuvenator of the digestive system. </li></ul><ul><li>It stimulates proper absorption of food and elimination of toxic waste from the body. </li></ul><ul><li>Ginseng is an effective blood cleanser. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Ginseng Helps Gouty Arthritis-2 <ul><li>It purifies the blood, helps in maximum absorption of oxygen and nutrients by blood and enhances blood circulation in the body. </li></ul><ul><li>Ginseng is an excellent anti-inflammatory herb and it relieves signs of inflation in the body. </li></ul><ul><li>These properties of ginseng effectively treat all the possible causes of gout </li></ul><ul><li>Give the body much needed strength and relaxation required to rejuvenate the patient from fatigue caused by gout. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Eating Right, Not Eating Well <ul><li>Eating &quot;well&quot; usually means eating too much of the wrong kinds of foods. </li></ul><ul><li>Eating Right is the “Key” for obtaining total quality health. </li></ul><ul><li>For a FREE ebook visit: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>