gout

What is Hyperuricemia

Hyperuricemia is the term used to describe an abnormally high level of uric acid in the blood. In the pH chemistry of body fluid, uric acid exists mostly as urate, the ion form. The amount of urate in the body depends on the balance between the amount of purines eaten in food, the amount of… Read more

Top Symptoms of Gout

Gout is one of over 100 different types of arthritic conditions that can attack the human body. It is a type of arthritis that causes sudden burning pain, stiffness and swelling in a joint, often attacking the big toe. This condition affects more men than women. The risk is higher if the individual is overweight… Read more

Diet For Gout Patients

Have you ever slammed a car door on your fingers? Have you experienced the hot, searing, excruciating pain that shoots through your hand, which radiates through out your whole body, when you do this? If you have then you have a small idea of what gout patients go through for hours at a time.

Causes

Gout is a type of arthritic illness which occurs in your body’s extremities such as the fingers, elbows, knees and toes. Uric acid is the cause of gout and when there is excessive uric acid in the bloodstream, crystal deposits form in your joints which causes swelling, redness and excruciating pain.

You may be one of the thousands upon thousands of people who thought gout was a thing of the past. However, it is alive and well in today’s overweight society. Obesity is one of the primary contributors which can cause this painful attack on your joints.

Medications