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Gout (also called gouty arthritis)

Cellular Inflammation is the root cause of all disease

Synopsis

Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis. It often presents at the joint at the base of the big toe, but may impact other joints. Gout is defined by sudden, excruciating pain, and redness and tenderness in the joints. People who suffer from gout often describe the sensation as their joint being on fire.

Common Symptoms

  • Intense joint pain
  • Lingering discomfort
  • Inflammation and redness
  • Limited range of motion in affected joint
  • More common in men over 40 and post-menopausal women

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Treatments to Discuss with Your Practitioner

  • Diet to reduce uric acid
  • Plan to reduce obesity
  • How to manage contributing factors like hypertension, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and heart/kidney diseases