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Treatment of Gout

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Diagnostic tests for gout
1586
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of gout
3470

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Endocrinology, Rheumatology and Nephrology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnostic tests for gout
4400
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of gout
8134

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Palliative Care, Rheumatology and Infectology

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnostic tests for gout
3559
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of gout
7836

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
Diagnostic tests for gout
0
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of gout
0

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Hemostaseology, Rheumatology and Infectology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnostic tests for gout
3404
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of gout
7439

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Osteology and Endocrinology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnostic tests for gout
3663
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of gout
8142

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Kidney Transplantation

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Diagnostic tests for gout
4031
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of gout
8972

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hematology, Oncology, Hepatology, Infectology, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnostic tests for gout
3093
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of gout
7074

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Oncology, Hematology, Rheumatology and Immunoncology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Diagnostic tests for gout
3643
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of gout
8090

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnostic tests for gout
3332
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of gout
7337

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnostic tests for gout
3195
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of gout
7108

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Infectology and Rheumatology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnostic tests for gout
4621
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of gout
10087

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of General Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Hypertensiology and Rheumatology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Diagnostic tests for gout
3268
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of gout
7366

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Rheumatology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Diagnostic tests for gout
4073
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of gout
9219

HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Wuppertal

Department of Nephrology and Rheumatology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal ranks among the top medical facilities in Germany! The hospital rightfully enjoys the status of the maximum care medical facility and provides its high-quality services in all modern fields of medicine. The hospital operates on the basis of the
Diagnostic tests for gout
3260
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of gout
7473

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Rheumatology

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Diagnostic tests for gout
3549
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of gout
7741

University Hospital Saarland Homburg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Homburg

Department of Oncology, Hematology, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology

The University Hospital Saarland is the largest hospital in the city of Homburg and the most important medical facility in the region. The hospital, which currently has 30 specialized departments and 20 institutes, was founded in 1947 and operates on the basis of the Saarland University. The hospital plays a leading role in medi
Diagnostic tests for gout
3185
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of gout
7141
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About the disease

Gout is an inflammatory form of arthritis, manifested by pain and swelling of the big toe. Other leg joints may also be affected, but most commonly the big toe is the place where the burning pain radiates from. Gout can be a recurrent condition and without effective treatment it can affect other tendons and soft tissue.

According to WebMD, the most common cause of gout is the build-up of uric acid in the blood. If there are abnormally high levels of uric acid in the blood, hard crystals can form the in joints, which can lead to the onset of arthritis. Most commonly, this type of arthritis manifests itself as acute pain and stiffness. Gout is more common among men than women.

Gout can be caused by the excessive consumption of certain foods and drinks. Over indulgence in alcohol, eating foods that contain the chemical purine (such as fish and red meat) and being generally overweight can all lead to the development of gout. Certain diuretics can lead to the development of gout as they are designed to increase the amount of water and salt expelled from the body as urine, thereby enabling crystals to form in the body.

It might be weeks or even months before the symptoms of gout manifest themselves for the first time. As gout progresses, the radiating pain in the big toe becomes more and more severe. It is important to seek out treatment as soon as possible, to prevent the progression of arthritis.

Symptoms

  • Sharp pain in the big toe
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Tenderness
  • Skin is red around the affected joint
  • Pain is usually more acute at night

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will check the patient’s toes for signs of swelling and tenderness, which are common arthritis symptoms. The doctor will also ask the patient to move the affected toe and to stand up, to find out how strong the pain is and where it radiates to.
  • A blood test will be performed to measure the amount of uric acid in the blood.
  • A sample of fluid from the affected joint is the most reliable test for diagnosing gout. If the sample shows a high level of uric acid, this is likely to have provoked the inflammation.

Treatment

  • Conservative treatment is usually sufficient to get rid of gout. Doctors often use corticosteroids to reduce the pain and alleviate the swelling. It usually takes less than 24 hours for these medicines to take effect and they rarely need to be taken for a continuous period of time.
  • Once the inflammation has subsided (which can take a few days) the patient may also be prescribed further medicines that prevent the build-up of uric acid crystals in the joints, to prevent a recurrence of gout.

Authors: Dr. Vadim ZhiliukDr. Sergey Pashchenko




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