Gout

Gout is a form of arthritis that is characterised by sudden severe attacks of pain, redness and swelling of joints. The most common affected joint is the joint at the base of toe but can any affect joints

This occurs due to persistently elevated levels of uric acid in blood which crystallises and settles down in joints, tendons and surrounding tissues.

Causes / Risk factors
  • Obesity
  • Hereditary
  • Hypertension, Insulin resistance
  • Medications(Diuretics)
Symptoms
  • Severe joint pains
  • Red, hot, tender and swollen joints
Investigations
  • Blood tests
  • Joint Fluid analysis
  • X-Ray
Treatment
Non-Surgical
  • Medications – to reduce uric acid levels and analgesics for pain
  • Avoiding foods that increase uric acid.
Surgical
  • Excison of Tophi
  • Joint replacement
  • Joint fusion
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