Gout is a common and multifaceted form of arthritis that can affect anyone, especially middle-age and older people.Often a person suffering from the condition feels unexpected, excruciating pain, inflammation, redness and sensitivity in the joints, particularly the joint at the base of the big toe. The affected joint is blistering, distended and so tender that it can’t even tolerate the weight of the sheet.
Gout symptoms may vary, but there are methods to manage symptoms and avert flares. Gout happens when urate crystals accrue in your joint, triggering the swelling and strong pain. Urate crystals are formed when your blood has high levels of uric acid. Diet, being overweight, diseases, certain medications, family history of the disease, and age and sex are factors that raise the amounts of uric acid in your body. Gout can be prevented by raising the level of fiber in your diet and steering clear of carbonated drinks and junk food such as burgers and pizzas.