Uric Acid Test and Gout

Gout is a common condition, especially in older people. According to medical research about one in a hundred people develop it at some point, although it is more common in men than in women (5 in 100 men past the age of 65 compared to less than 1 in 100 women in the same age bracket). Gout attacks can be excruciatingly painful and it can strike unexpectedly, causing intense pain in a particular joint, most often in the big toe, although other joints may also be a target like the knees, elbows, ankles, fingers, and thumbs.

 One of the most common forms of arthritis, Gout is mainly caused by excessive amounts of uric acid in the blood. Excess uric acid is normally filtered through the kidneys and expelled from the body via urine. However, if the body fails to excrete it, tiny crystals begin to form and become lodged in the joints causing inflammation, pressure, and as a result, severe pain in the problem area.

 Getting uric acid levels in control is an important step to manage the condition. Before going out to spend hundreds of dollars on homeopathic treatments, supplements, and herbal remedies, consult your physician and invest in a high-quality and reliable uric acid test meter. Monitoring your uric acid levels accurately is important in beating gouty arthritis and other diseases caused by hyperuricemia (high uric acid levels). Home Gout Test is your number one resource for uric acid home test kits and advanced, but simple-to use meters that accurately measure uric acid, cholesterol, and glucose levels in the blood, ideal for constant, inexpensive monitoring of your basic blood chemistry.

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes gout?

The simple answer—excess uric acid. When uric acid levels in the blood exceeds normal, (because of excessive production in the body and/or high-uric acid diet), the excess acid forms tiny crystals, which then gets lodged into the internal crevices of the body (mostly the joints and the tendons), disrupting normal functions and causing swelling, pressure, tenderness, and severe pain. While scientists and professionals are not exactly clear on why these painful gout inflammations develop, one of the most common factors that increase risk is a diet that is high in purine.

Do I have gout?

Gout attacks are unpredictable. Symptoms may develop slowly or rapidly over a few hours and then last for days, after which the problem area (joint) may start feeling normal again, completely free from pain or discomfort. First gout attacks commonly target the joint of the big toe, with symptoms often developing at night, although signs can also occur any time. Watch out for common gout symptoms like inflammation, peeling and itchy or red and shiny skin over the joint and swelling and intense pain in the affected area. Read more...

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