Gout is a disease seen mainly in men over the age of 40. The changes in the biochemistry of the body due to accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints depends. Especially elbow, knee, finger joints and keeps the foot. Big toe joint is kept in 75 percent of patients.
Gout is a disease that can occur very quickly. Morning when you wake up the patient for example, sees the toe joint that inflate and painful. There is extreme sensitivity to the touch. During this period the patient's right to take drugs like aspirin and very inaccurate. Aspirin slows the excretion of uric acid from the body.
During this period, most precisely, the cold should reduce the severity of pain.
The role of preventive therapy in the treatment of gout is great. The patient's weight loss, protein-rich foods, particularly red meat, avoid alcohol prevents gout attacks.