This type of arthritis is caused by a buildup of uric acid in the body. Uric acid, which is found in meats and other foods, also is produced by the body. Out of balance or inadequate elimination of uric acid is gouty arthritis.
When levels of uric acid rises to unhealthy levels in the body, it crystallizes in the joint cartilage and synovial tissue and fluid, causing sharp, needle-like pain in the joints, as well as chills, fever and loss of mobility, constipation, depression, eczema, hives, headaches, and indigestion.
Very often those who suffer gout are at risk of a much higher chance of heart attack and kidney problems. In fifty percent of gout cases, the first attack is characterized by intense pain in the first joint of the big toe, followed by chills and fever at night and are caused by a specific event such as excessive alcohol ingestion, drugs, surgery or trauma.
These attacks follow usually every 6 months to a year. Ninety five percent of gout sufferers are usually males over the age of 30.
Causes of Gout
Research has found it can be attributed to metabolic or renal problems. Increased production of uric acid may be the result of enzyme defect, metabolic defect, chronic anemia, kidney disease, or other conditions.
The traditional concept of gout as an "affluent" condition has some basis in reality since meat, specifically organ meats, increase production of uric acid, while alcohol inhibits uric acid secretion by the kidneys.
Change of diet style is very important in treatment of Arthritis.
Beta Sitosterol which possess anti-inflammatory properties and create support for joint, ligament and tendon problems. Devil's Claw is reported to help with joint pain while improving vitality in joints.
Dosage: two capsules per day with meal.
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