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CA PODIATRIST DISCUSSES GOUT

 

 

PODIATRIST, DR. BOB BARVARIAN STATES, "IF YOU HAVE AN ENLARGED, PAINFUL BIG TOE, IT COULD BE FROM WHAT YOU ATE.  DID YOU GORGE ON WINE AND STEAK?  THE PAINFUL AFTERMATH COULD BE GOUT, A TYPE OF ARTHRITIS THAT USUALLY AFFECTS THE JOINT OF THE BIG TOE.  FOODS HIGH IN PURINE, A CHEMICAL COMPOUND FOUND IN RED MEATS, FISH, AND CERTAIN ALCOHOL, CAN TRIGGER AN ATTACK BY RAISING LEVELS OF URIC ACID IN THE BODY.  YOU'LL SEE DEPOSITION OF THE URIC ACID IN THE JOINT, MOST COMMONLY THE BIG TOE OR ANKLE.  THE PATIENT WILL WAKE UP WITH A HARD, RED, SWOLLEN JOINT.  IT'S EXTREMELY PAINFUL. A DOCTOR MAY PRESCRIBE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS FOR SHORT-TERM RELIEF AND SUGGEST A LOW-PURINE DIET FOR LONG-TERM PREVENTION."

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. JOHN A. HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

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