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Gout and Managing Your Arthritis
by coffe1985 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:02 am

Gout - Managing Your Arthritis

Arthritis affects people of all ages, but it is most often occurs as a person gets older. Anyone can develop arthritis but it is more common to women, obese people, to the less educated and the elderly. One feel the stiffness , pain and fatigue in arthritis. The severity of pain differs from person to person. Some feel that the pain is tolerable but others feel that as if the entire body system is affected. The most common symptoms of arthritis are the following:


  • Not able to move the joint in the normal way.
  • The less common symptoms are: - Weight loss, fever,weakness/dizziness, and unexplained joint pain. :idea:

Low Back Pain

It is a certain type of arthritis that can occur at any age for both men and women. - Bursitis and Tendinitis - Results from irritation or overusing the joint. Bursitis affects a small sac that helps muscles move easily while tendinitis affects the tendons that attach muscle to bone.

Gout - It results when the body is unable to get rid of a natural substance of uric acid, generally believe comes from food rich in uric acid such as sardines, animal internal organs, beans and monggo. Uric acid destroy the mutual lubrication of the joints that can cause severe pain and swelling brought by friction and needle like crystals which is form by uric acid. More men than women have gout.

Here are Some of the Common Type of Arthritis:

- Osteoarthritis - The most common type of arthritis. This predominantly affects as people grow older. It is also known as degenerative arthritis because it involves the deterioration of cartilage and bones causing pain and stiffness to the joints. It affects in both genders upon reaching forty five years old. Reading is a habit that has to be cultivated from a small age. Only if one has the habit of reading can one acquire more knowledge on things like Gout.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

This occurs when a fault in the body's immune system causing inflammation or swelling. Inflammation begins in the joint lining and then damages both cartilage and bone. Hands, wrists, feet, knees, ankles, shoulders and elbows maybe affected. This kind of arthritis is common to women and men. There is sure to be a grin on your face once you get to read this article on Gout Pain. This is because you are sure to realize that all this matter is so obvious, you wonder how come you never got to know about it! :oops:

Swelling in One or More Joints

- Morning stiffness lasting thirty minutes or more. - Persistent joint pain or tenderness, redness and warmth in the joint. It would be hopeless trying to get people who are not interested in knowing more about Gout Pain to read articles pertaining to it. Only people interested in Gout Pain will enjoy this article.

As of now, January 2005, more than half of all north Americans are struggling with obesity. The 'quick fix' for 'fat' for the last 40+ years, becoming ever more popular, has become the Atkins Diet. The Atkins Diet was first popularized in the U. S. Air Force during the 1960's.

And Not Just the Atkins Diet

Any and all diets which highly restrict or eliminate one of the essential food groups we all need to maintain optimal health is equally bad. Stop the insanity and use a REAL diet --- the only proven diet which will work for virtually everyone. :roll:

The Atkins Diet is Very Simple --- Restrict Your Carbohydrate Intake

And guess what? It actually works. But Dr. Atkins, after the initial few years of his popularized diet, began to make modifications and refinements to the original basic diet. And several other people have taken the basic Atkins Diet, modified it just a little, and come up with a new and very workable diet.

There are Three Major Misconceptions to the Atkins Diet

The first common myth is many people believe this means don't worry about the amount of calories or fat you eat so long as its not carbs. The second common myth is many people believe all carbohydrates are equally bad. The third common myth is that the Atkins 'Lo-Carb' diet is actually a 'Hi-Protein' diet. All of these, however, are enormous misconceptions.


Your body type and chemical makeup is suitable for the Atkins Diet then by all means use it. Remember that there are several similar alternatives out there which may be more suitable than a strict Atkins, to include some of Dr. Atkins own later work and recommendations. If you have health challenges, to include a tendency for gout or actually suffer from gout, or have diabetes or any of several other disorders, the Atkins diet is definitely something you need to avoid. :roll:

The reason why the Atkins Diet works is because your body metabolizes its stored fat (carbohydrates) in order to burn --- digest --- the protein, fiber and fat you are eating. The Atkins Dieters tend to leave out several food groups, including fruit and vegetables, since they are 'high carb food', and then tend to grab a steak instead, which has very low carbohydrates. :idea:

The first thing you must understand is that, across the entire human spectrum, each of us is very different from one another in the chemical makeup of our body. Thus, each of us, individually, should have our own highly personalized, custom built diet, created by a dietician using a chemical makeup assessment, usually a $200 hair analysis, of our particular body type and individual nutritional needs. So far as I know, this technology and this type dietary assessment is still available only through certain holistic health practitioners and it is becoming more and more expensive. As an example, it typically costs now between $200 and $300, whereas in the mid-1970's it cost between $100 and $150. Keeping to the point is very important when writing. So we have to stuck to Gout, and have not wandered much from it to enhance understanding.

What is it? Its actually two things: A food diet and exercise ' yes, simple exercise, like walking a mile a day. A completely balanced, restricted calorie, diet containing a little bit of everything. Eat three meals a day, get your sweets, carbs, veggies, fruits, juices, protein and keep it to 1200 calories a day. Eat your breakfast and go out and walk the dog ' if you don't have one, take your neighbor's. Give this diet a year of your life, weigh yourself every Monday and keep track of your weight, see where you are with it'..and make the change for the rest of your life. When you get to your target weight you may increase the diet to 1600 calories a day. To err is human, to forgive is divine. So we would indeed deem you to be divine if you forgive us for any misunderstandings that may arise in this article on Gout Attack.

The true danger of the Atkins Diet, however, lies in the fact that, for people who already have health challenges, the Atkins Diet actually worsens some conditions and creates other health challenges that did not exist before the Atkins Diet. The worst of these is Gout. If you have a tendency to suffer gout, no matter how well controlled you have it, a strict Atkins Diet will create a severe gout condition and gout attack for you. If you merely had the tendency for gout with no active gout, the Atkins Diet will precipitate an actual condition of gout in your body. A severe case of gout requires medical intervention to correct as well as long-term dietary control and change. The long-term danger of gout is an increased tendency for heart attack and stroke. See Native's Gift for one proven help for gout. :D.

This is Ridiculous

Why? Because the elimination of carbohydrates and the reduction of the fresh fruits and vegetables actually throws your health into a major imbalance. Overloading your unbalanced diet by an excess of protein intake (adding that steak, above) to 'increase the volume' to a satisfying level merely exacerbates this imbalance. Interesting is what we had aimed to make this article on Gout Diabetes. It is up to you to decide if we have succeeded in our mission!

The first myth: many dieters who use this program believe that calories and fat do not matter when eating low carb food, but in some cases this has proven to be fatal. Depending upon your particular body chemistry, when eating high fat food your cholesterol could climb and climb, leading to a heart attack or stroke. Also, it has now been proven that the older we become the less our body is able to metabolize the 'high fat' portion of the Atkins 'lo carb' diet, leading to additional dietary and health problems. It is always better to use simple English when writing descriptive articles, like this one on Gout Diabetes. It is the layman who may read such articles, and if he can't understand it, what is the point of writing it?

Disclaimer: This article in no way should be taken as 'medical advice' on any product, condition or course of action, nor does it constitute in any way 'medical advice' endorsing any specific product, specific result, nor any possible cure for any condition or problem. This article is meant as a source of information upon which you may base your decision as to whether or not you should begin using any vitamin, mineral and/or herbal supplement for better health, or begin using a 'greens' product as a dietary supplement.

The second myth: The Atkins Diet is actually a 'Lo-Carb' diet, not a 'No-Carb' diet. What should be cut out are breads, rice and potatoes. Fresh fruits and vegetables should not be cut back and many should be somewhat increased. Finally, after the first month you can 'safely' add breads and potatos --- in limited quantities. One friend of mine eats 1 bite of breads/toasts, etc., served with his meals, such as garlic breads. One bite and not a morsel more. Time and tide waits for no man. So once we got an idea for writing on Gout, we decided not to waste time, but to get down to writing about it immediately!

Overview of Gout Gout is a systemic disease caused by the buildup of uric acid in the joints, causing inflammation, swelling, and pain. This condition can develop for two reasons. The liver may produce more uric acid than the body can excrete in the urine, or a diet of rich foods (e.g., red meat, cream sauces, red wine) puts more uric acid into the bloodstream than the kidneys can filter. In both cases, a condition called hyperuricemia results. Over time, the uric acid crystallizes and settles in the joint spaces, most commonly in the first metatarsal phalangeal joint of the big toe or in the ankle joint. Signs and Symptoms The most common symptoms of gout are inflammation, swelling, and tenderness in the joint of the first toe. Touching or moving it is intensely painful and patients often say it hurts to have as much as a bedsheet over the toe. Gout develops quickly and typically occurs in only one joint at a time. Symptoms may develop in two or three joints simultaneously, but this is rare. If widespread symptoms occur, the condition is probably not gout. Diagnosis The most reliable way to diagnose gout is to examine the joint fluid for uric acid crystals. This is done by drawing fluid from the joint with a needle and examining it under a polarized light microscope. Although the test is invasive, the results are definitive, and a positive result facilitates proper treatment and quick relief. Treatment Treatment for gout involves decreasing the amount of uric acid in the joint. If dietary habits are the cause, the patient's lifestyle must be changed to avoid the condition. Gout is readily corrected with patient cooperation, and it is usually not treated unless it occurs frequently. Colchicine is a common medication for treating acute gout attacks. If continuous medication is necessary, the two most common choices are probenecid and allopurinol. Prevention Alcohol and rich foods are primary contributors to excessive uric acid levels. Although some patients have a genetic predisposition to excessive uric acid production, most gout patients have normal kidneys and uncontrolled dietary habits. Prevention is the best defense against the disease. Many patients who suffer from gout continue to indulge, and suffer frequent attacks as a result. Although medication makes it possible to live with gout, the continued accumulation of uric acid in the joints eventually damages them, seriously inhibiting movement.

Obesity is a Major Risk Factor for Diabetes

Obesity is not a guarantee you will develop diabetes and many obese persons never develop it, but persons who are obese Our dreams of writing a lengthy article on Colchicine has finally materialized Through this article on Colchicine. however, only if you acknowledge its use, will we feel gratitude for writing it!

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Overview of Diabetes New to diabetes? Learn the basics ' check with your local diabetes clinic or research it on the internet. A key to diabetes management is maintaining a regular exercise program. Its never too late to start ' see below. Sticking to dietary goals while eating out also can be very challenging ' see comments below. 20 million Americans and Canadians have diabetes. Nearly 7 million don't know it. Type 2 diabetes usually develops slowly, recognizing the symptoms of gout go unnoticed. Our son developed a puffiness to his face which we noticed right away because we saw him only a couple of times a year. He and his wife put it down to simple weight gain. After 2' years they finally snapped to there being something wrong and when he was finally checked out his diabetes was 'off the charts'. Fortunately, they caught it in time, but it should have been caught over a year earlier. Nearly 90 to 95% of all people with diabetes have type 2. Who gets it? Just about any body. Fat, skinny, regular build, it makes no difference; just about everyone can develop diabetes. Most at risk are people regardless of body build who live on a high intake of 'junk food'. Least at risk are people who eat a regular balanced diet. :roll:


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Sticking to Dietary Goals While Eating Out can be Very Challenging

Many, even most, restaurants cater to people with special dietary needs ' just ask. And learn those restaurants which do not and avoid them. We have to be very flexible when talking to children about Gout. They seem to interpret things in a different way from the way we see things! :)

Diabetic Meals can be Healthy and Savory

A key to diabetes management is maintaining a regular exercise program. Its never too late to start and you can do it with a simple walking program. Just walk 1 kilometer a day and over a period of a month build it up to two miles (3 kilometers) a day. People have an inclination of bragging on the knowledge they have on any particular project. However, we don't want to brag on what we know on Gout, so long as it proves useful to you, we are happy.

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