What is Gout?
A condition that causes inflammation and pain in the joints. These are due to the occurrence of monosodium urate crystal deposits in and around the joints. In contrast to lupus, gout affects more men than women. This is often linked to obesity, high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes.
What causes Gout?
Excess level of uric acid in the body results to formation of monosodium urate crystal deposits in the joints. Factors like too much uric acid production in the body, failure of kidney function, and the intake of foods that are high in purines contribute to gout. Foods high in purine include:
Who are at risk?
What are the symptoms?
What is the treatment?
General treatment usually depends on severity, symptoms, age, and general health condition. Treatment includes:
Who to call?
At Rheumatology of Central Indiana, we encourage patients to ask questions about these conditions. We have Dr. Tarek Kteleh, a Rheumatologist in Indiana, to answer your inquiries about Gout and Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment. As one of the leading providers of health care to patients with arthritis and other related immunological disorders in Indiana, we invite you to come and visit us. We offer Rheumatologist Treatment in Muncie, Indiana.
Dr. Kteleh is a passionate Rheumatologist who treats patients for joint point, autoimmune and connective tissue diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, and more. Call us to book your appointment today.