How do you explain gout?
Gout is a severely painful condition of arthritis. Most of times, patients of gout explain it as extreme piercing pain like condition. The attacks of gout may appear in patient without warnings which can cause discomforting painful condition for the sufferer to come over. These attacks can last from hours to weeks.
What are anti gout medications?
Gout is caused by disproportionate uric acid levels in the blood, known as hyperuricemia. Hyperuricemia is the state in which the byproducts of proteins breakdown in the form of uric acid are produced in excessive quantity than body can eliminate normally. This excess uric acid cause inflammation and pain is generated in the joints. Moreover, elevated levels of uric acid in the blood can cause kidney disease and stones even in the patient. The anti gout medication acts to reduce the synthesis of uric acid by inhibiting the working of enzymes which are responsible to convert purines (protein) to uric acid.
Before starting treatment with any anti gout medication, patient should inform his or her doctor about following health conditions:
a history of heart attack or stroke;
Lesch-Nyhan syndrome; or
Patients have gone through an organ transplant surgery (kidney, liver, lung, heart).
Some of the anti-gout medications are classified as pregnancy category C drug by FDA. This treatment should be used with caution in pregnant women as well as nursing mothers as it can harm baby.