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Disease -Gouty Arthritis

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					Gouty Arthritis
Description: Metabolic      Several joint pain especially at night Affects great toe mostly Deposits of uric acid salts that are being overproduced or retained in the body Often associated with another disease Many follow drug therapy that interferes with excretion of urate  Becomes Chronic  Many Joints  Persistently painful  Degenerated  Deformed—scar tissue  Disabling

Signs and Symptoms: Progressive  Initially ―Attack‖  Severe Pain  Hot tender, inflamed joint  Then –  Symptom –free 6 months to 2 years  Next episode Etiology: Exact causes unknown    

Causes Overproduction of uric acid  too much being made Retention of uric acid Both  Urate deposits  Avoid  Alcohol o Beer o Wine  Purine-rich food >>Liver…>> Sardines >>Kidneys...>>Lentils

Treatment:  Medication  Suppress uric acid formation  Promote excretion of urated Dietary Restriction

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