Gout is an inflammatory form of arthritis which is characterized by sudden sharp attacks of pain with tenderness and swelling. It most commonly affects big toe. The pain is so severe that it seems as if the big toe is on fire. The weight of bedsheet on it seems intolerable.
Gout occurs because of the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints. It most commonly affects joint of big toe. However, other joints affected are – feet, ankles, knees, hands and wrist. The symptoms of gout come and go in episodes known as flare ups.
The treatment of gout includes certain medications and healthy diet. Regular physical exercise and yoga are very beneficial in its management.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF GOUT?
Gout is caused due to excessive accumulation of uric acid crystals in joints. This leads to swelling and pain in the affected joint. When uric acid is present in excessive amounts in body, then it leads to formation of urate crystals. Uric acid is formed from breakdown of purines. Purines are found in foods such as pulses, seafoods, red meat, etc. Increased intake of these foods can lead to increased levels of uric acid in blood. Normally, uric acid is excreted through urine. But when excessive, it builds up in body and forms urate crystals. This causes deposition of sharp needle-like crystals in joints.
WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS OF GOUT?
There are some factors which make a person more vulnerable to gout. Following are some of the risk factors of gout:
- Males are more prone as compared to females
- Between the ages of 30 to 50 years
- Having a genetic predisposition to gout
- Increased intake of proteins
- Lack of physical exercise
- Being overweight
- Congestive heart failure
- High blood pressure
- Blood cancer
- Consumption of alcohol
- Certain medications like immunosuppressants, diuretics, beta-blockers, etc
- Metabolic syndrome
- Kidney problems
- Any trauma
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF GOUT?
Following are the common signs and symptoms of gout:
- Discomfort in the affected joint
- Pain and swelling in the joint
- Severe pain
- Joint becomes warm, it seems as if the joint is on fire
- Discoloration of joint
- Decreased range of movement of the affected joint
WHAT ARE THE COMPLICATIONS WHICH ARISE WITH GOUT?
Gout can lead to some of the following associated complications:
- Increased recurrence of gout
- Kidney stone formation
- Advanced form of gout
HOW THE DIAGNOSIS OF GOUT IS DONE?
The doctor will ask about the signs and symptoms of the disease to the patient. He will ask about the signs and symptoms of the disease to the patient. He will take family history of the patient. He will suggest some of the following tests to the patient:
- Blood tests
- Joint fluid test
- X-ray imaging
- CT scan
- MRI scan
- DECT test
MANAGEMENT OF GOUT WITH THE MEDICATIONS OF CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTRE
Here are some of the medications of Chandigarh Ayurved centre which are used for the treatment of gout:
1. Pain-O-Kill Oil
Pain o kill oil is ayurvedic and purely herbal formulation. It help to relax your muscles and muscles cramps thus relieving pain. It balances all the three doshas of your body thus maintaining proper blood circulation. It provides soothing effect to the affected area of pain. It contains various herbs like Jivanti, Musta, Usher, Bilwa, Shatavri and Kantakari. All these herbs are natural pain relievers.
Recommended Dosage– Take 2 teaspoonfuls twice daily before meal.
2. Easy Clean Tablet
Easy clean tablet keeps the stomach clean and removes constipation. Ayurveda states that if the stomach is not clean, then in a way, it is responsible for many diseases. So according to that, stomach cleansing is a medicine that prevents a lot of diseases. With the use of easy clean, we also get relief from gas problems. If someone has problems with gas, then the head is usually heavier than that. So the use of stomach protection gives relief from gas problem.
Recommended Dosage– Take 2 tablet twice daily with normal water.
3. Nerve up tablet
These tablets are pure ayurvedic formulation. Nerve up tablets help in balancing the vata and kapha dosha. It acts as a nervine stimulant. It shows effective results in improving the central nervous system. It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchala, shudha shilajeet, praval pishti, shankh bhasma etc. It is very beneficial to relieve the swelling, tenderness, inflammation of the joints. This also helps in the treatment of joint disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, sciatica, etc.
Recommended Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice daily.
4. Pain-O-kill Tablets
As the name suggests these tablets will kill the pain naturally. The herbs present in the formation of these tablets are Ashwagandha, Hadjod, Punarnava, Nirgundi, Methi, Garlic, etc. These herbs in combination show antioxidant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, immuno-modulator properties. The regular use of these tablets reduce body pain and acts on its root cause.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
5. Uric care tablets
Uric care tablets reduces Kapha doshas impacting high URIC ACID levels of the body and acts as a potent diuretic. It helps reduce the pain while passing urine and clear the obstruction of urine. It is also used to treat cough, oedema, asthma and various kidney problems. It contains ingredients like gokhru, imali kshar, yavakshar, kalmi shora, nausadar, swarna gairik etc. This formulation possesses hypotensive, antimicrobial, aphrodisiac and diuretic properties.
Recommended Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice daily.