Dr.Manoj's Homeopathy Treatments For Gout
Gout also known as Podagra is usually caused by elevated levels of uric acid in the blood. The uric acid crystallizes and the crystals deposit in joints, tendons and surrounding tissues. Excess of uric acid formation in our body may be due to decreased removal of uric acid by the kidneys, excess amounts of food which are high in purine, or excess production of uric acid. Alcohol intake weakens the removal of uric acid from our body. So the excess amount of uric acid gets deposited in joint spaces and subsequently leads to gout. It is characterised by recurrent attacks of acute inflammatory arthritis. The joints are affected especially the big toe. Other joints like the heels, knees, wrists, elbows, ankles and fingers may be affected.
The symptoms observed in the affected joints are redness, tenderness, warmth, swelling and stiffness of joint. The joint pain usually begins over the night hours. This is because of the lower body temperature at nights. Other symptoms like fatigue and high fever may rarely occur along with the joint pain.