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How Your Diet Can Contribute to Gout

Wednesday, 07 September 2022 00:00

Gout is a form of arthritis that occurs when crystals formed by uric acid cause painful inflammation in the joints, commonly the big toe. People typically develop gout because their body does not efficiently flush out excess uric acid through the kidneys. Certain foods contribute to the onset of gout. The top contenders are certain types of meat and seafood. In addition, alcoholic beverages like beer and sugary drinks can contribute to gout. Foods that are high in cholesterol are also believed to increase the risk of developing gout. Eating foods high in purines is not the only way to build up too much uric acid, called hyperuricemia. Poor kidney function is thought to be a factor too. If you are experiencing pain in the joint of the big toe along with redness and swelling, you may have gout. It is suggested that you contact a podiatrist who can examine the area, diagnose the cause, and offer treatment solutions.

Gout is a foot condition that requires certain treatment and care. If you are seeking treatment, contact the practitioners from Foot Care Institute. Our practitioners will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What Is Gout?

Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the bloodstream. It often develops in the foot, especially the big toe area, although it can manifest in other parts of the body as well. Gout can make walking and standing very painful and is especially common in diabetics and the obese.

People typically get gout because of a poor diet. Genetic predisposition is also a factor. The children of parents who have had gout frequently have a chance of developing it themselves.

Gout can easily be identified by redness and inflammation of the big toe and the surrounding areas of the foot. Other symptoms include extreme fatigue, joint pain, and running high fevers. Sometimes corticosteroid drugs can be prescribed to treat gout, but the best way to combat this disease is to get more exercise and eat a better diet.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Windsor, ON . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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