There are very few who are aware that increased levels of uric acid levels will have negative effects which will result in Gout that is intricate form of Arthritis. The process in which this forms is whenever there is increase of uric acid levels in our blood it will result in formation of needle shaped crystal in the tissues which connect joints and finally result in pain that is result of unbearable arthritis that is referred to as gout.
It has been found that this problem prevails mainly among the middle aged men who are likely to develop this gout more than the women, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) has informed that gout grows in 4 different stages which are given below:
There is no need for treatment during this stage since the levels of uric acid only are slightly increasing without any signs of it being easily visible.
Acute gouty arthritis:
This is often referred to as Hyperuricemia during which crystals are formed in the joints for which symptoms include pain and inflammation in joints however they also do not need any treatments since they are said to lessen within only three to ten days.
There is no pain in this stage which happens in some sharp joint pains and in normal working of joints.
Chronic tophaceous gout:
This is the most critical stage which happens after it has been several years from when first stage of gout has happened and in this stage there will be permanent harm done to the joints with a possibility to even spread this damage to the kidneys.
Some of the common symptoms which help in identifying gout include too much pain, redness and joints swelling which usually include the big toe joint which is commonly affected. One of the best methods in which gout can be avoided includes keeping a control on the diet and keep check on the increase in uric acid levels in the body.
Our body has natural substance named purines which when are divided form uric acid, there are also foods which have purines which have to be avoided in order to have check on the uric acid being produced in the body.
The American Medical Association has suggested some foods for all those who are suffering from gout which include:
- Complex carbohydrates with richness of fiber which is possible through whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Go with foods which have lesser protein which can be gained from lean meat, poultry and soy.
- Care has to be taken to take in only 30% of the fats of which 10% should be animal fat.
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Foods to help in prevention of gout:
There is an enzyme named bromelain which is known to have anti-inflammatory properties hence it can be made part of the diet which will help in relieving the pain which is one of the symptoms for gout.
Any inflammation which is result of uric acid can be reduced with the compounds which are present in ginger.
It is known that it is one Indian herb which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties hence it is suggested to make this part of diet daily.
Gout problems can be resolved taking in lots of fresh fruits which specially includes cherries that is known to lessen the uric acid which further decreases the chances of gout from attacking the body.
This fruit is known to have lesser sugar content and higher potassium levels being alkaline thereby making it one of the best foods to prevent gout. Any symptoms of gout can be fought with higher levels of potassium present in this fruit by breaking down the crystal which is made by the uric acid also ensuring that they are sent out of the body.
Low fat milk products:
Excessive consumption of low fat dairy products like milk and yogurt are known to lessen the risk of causing gout problems by nearly half exclusively in men. Hence it is suggested by experts that nearly 16 to 24 oz fluids have to be sufficient for those who want to get their gout problems treated.
It has enough amounts of vitamins and minerals which are found to helpful for kidney by removing additional amount of uric acid from the body.
There are many who think medicine to be cure for several problems however if changes are made in diet along with lifestyle it will also help in controlling body weight for which alcohol has to be keep at distance and water has to be consumed in increased amounts in order to treat any initial stages of gout by sending out too much uric acid from the body.