Gout - Definition, Symptoms, Cause, Treatment

Definition of gout

Gout is a metabolic disorder. It is characterized by a recurrent attack of acute pain and swelling at first affecting only one joint, usually the big toe, and later on, becomes poly articular with high uric acid level.

There are two sorts of crystals. 1] Monosodium urate crystal 2] Monohydrate crystal.


Causation of gout

Primary gout


Obesity and sedentary habits

Age quite 40 years generally

Rich diet with purine, means maximum protein intake or cold drinks or like that

Secondary gout



Renal impairment




Sign and Symptoms

A pricking sensation over the gouty area, as if some needles are pricking at the affected part and this pain is typical nature of gout

Pyrexia or fever

Loss of appetite means no desire for taking foods


Big toe is usually involved first

Joint swelling, painful, red

There could also be itching


Investigation for gout

Blood for acid, RE
St. X-ray over the affected area


Normal values range of URIC ACID

3 to 6 mg/dl

Management and foods to avoid


Avoid protein food

Hot or cold compression over the world may give relief to some extent

Moderate exercise

Red meat, spinach, cauliflower, cabbage, seeds. You can take everything but a little quantity and very infrequent. Red meat and spicy foods strongly restricted. Fatty food, another ingredient of gout.


Homeopathic Medicines / Treatment

BENZOIC ACID 30 is the best medicine for gout, 2 drops twice daily

URTICA URENS 6 another great medicine for gout

BERBERIS VULGARIS Q 15 drops four times daily with half a cup of water can give quick relief

NB: Physician's consultation is usually got priority.

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