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Gout Treatment

Jan 28, 2008
In most cases gout will normally, attack one joint only in the body but when it does it is often very sudden as well as being a very intense pain. In most cases, the most common part of the body that this ailment affects is the big toe (metatarsophalangeal). When it comes to gout treatment, there are certain things that the person suffering from this ailment are looking for it to do.

Gout treatment needs to deal with not only the pain but the inflammation or swelling of the joints. There are many medical solutions that seem to treat either the pain or the inflammation, treating both while also keeping the user lucid and active is the ideal solution.

As we all become more wealthy and our lives become more busy our diet is becoming worse. Gout is a disease that is directly affected by what you eat, if you eat a diet high in purines and don't take in enough fluids then your chances of getting Gout are high. If you already have Gout then your attacks will be made worse by your dietary habits.

Anti inflammatory treatment has been the standard treatment for gout sufferers for a long time. They are usually of the non steroidal variety and they are known as NSAIDS in Dr speak, they are not the only treatment but when you first get Gout pain NSAIDS are the first path of pain relief.

Getting your Gout pain to subside is the first step, this will usually be done by taking massive does of Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs. Once the pain has subsided people often make the mistake of stopping taking the medication they have been prescribed, this can cause your Gout to flare up again very quickly. Your Dr will normally tell you to carry on taking the medication for another 2 days after the pain seems to be gone.

As well as the NSAIDS, another form of prescribed treatment for acute gout attacks is Colchicine. But unfortunately unlike the NSAIDS this form of treatment does not actually cure the problem instead what it does is reduces the inflammation caused by an attack and so it only relieves the inflammation or prevents an attack from occurring altogether.

There are two different ways in which this drug can be taken. A person can either choose to take small amounts regularly each month or year. Whilst for others they have found that by taking a much large dose at one time in a very short period of time say several hours have found it to be effective.

Before you decide which type of medication , and how often you take it, is best for you you will possibly have to try different types and different doses. Make sure that you keep a diary of how you feel during each treatment so your Dr can give you the best treatment.
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Gout is a extremely painful disease that affects many people worldwide. We are all looking for some form of Gout Treatment that is effective long term and doesn't have side effects.
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