WHAT IS GOUT AND HOW TO MANAGE IT
posted: Sep 12, 2018.
What is Gout?
- This stage is asymptomatic and patients often do not know that they are at risk for developing gout.
- This stage is usually treated by NSAIDs, corticosteroids or colchicine.
- Some individuals may only experience one attack of gout and remain in the inter critical period for the rest of their lives, other individuals may have recurrent attacks.
- This is the stage of recurrent gout attacks - in this situation it is important to visit your GP to be placed on medication such as allopurinol or probenecid.
- Maintaining adequate hydration helps reduce uric acid and maintain joint health and prevent gout attack
- Role of diet in prevention of gout: It is important to limit foods with a high purine intake, these include: red meat, meat gravies, shellfish, red wine, alcohol and beer
- can help aid in reducing the chances of a gout attack. If a patient feels that an attack is beginning to occur it is important for patients to get off their feet.
If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of gout, please see a Chiropodist to help manage the symptoms. Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.