Artitis Gout or gout is a disease due to increased levels of uric acid in the blood. In medical science, the normal level of uric acid in the blood is 7mg%. This disease is caused by consuming too many foods with high purine content, such as innards, goat satay, fried lungs, etc.
Gout is not directly life threatening, but if the disease is left unchecked it will experience hand and foot joint defects, it can even lead to the growth of other diseases and can be fatal.
Some symptoms of the disease are pain and stiffness, first attacking the thumb (both hands and feet), then radiating to the other fingers. Even at the advanced level it can reach the ankles, knees, elbows, and other small joints.
For those of you who experience this disease, you should immediately consult a doctor for further treatment, because if this is allowed then monosodium urate (MSU) crystals will accumulate in the joints of the tissue. This collection of crystals will accumulate and form clots under the skin, which then form tophi. If this MSU occurs in the kidneys, it can lead to kidney stones, and it is feared to cause kidney failure.
It can also be dangerous if you underestimate this disease? As I suggested earlier, you should immediately consult a doctor as soon as possible, and avoid some foods that contain high levels of purine. Here are some dietary restrictions for gout sufferers that need to be avoided:
- Mussels, shrimp, crabs and oysters
- Some canned foods (like sardines)
- Various kinds of innards
- Broth from meat
- Durian, alpokat, coconut water.
Besides food that must be avoided, you must reduce some of the foods below or limit it. As:
- Broccoli, spinach, kale, cabbage, and bean sprouts.
Now from now on you have to be wiser in choosing and consuming food, don’t let the food you consume actually aggravate your gout. Hopefully you are always healthy, and hope this review is useful.