GOUT is a form of inflammatory arthritis that is caused by hyperuricemia — excessive uric acid in the body.
The body produces uric acid when it breaks down purines.
Excessive uric acid can be caused by eating too much purine-rich food, including red meat and seafood. It can also be due to poor kidney function, which makes it difficult for the body to remove uric acid effectively.
When there is excessive uric acid in the body, urate crystals accumulate in the joints and soft tissues, causing them to become inflamed.
This leads to sudden, severe pangs of pain, known as gout attacks or flares.
Areas commonly affected are the toes, ankles, knees, elbows, wrists and fingers.
Besides gout, excessive uric acid can also lead to kidney stones if urate crystals form in the urinary tract. These stones can block the tract and prevent it from excreting waste, which may also cause bacterial infection.
HOW TO MANAGE GOUT
Those suffering from gout should reduce the intake of purine-rich foods.
Lifestyle changes may also be beneficial — patients are advised to eat healthy, exercise, drink enough water and limit alcoholic or sugary drinks.
A good diet and healthy lifestyle can help patients manage uric acid content, while improving overall wellbeing.
Urinary alkalinisers also help reduce the uric acid content in the body.
Nevertheless, gout patients ought to consult a health specialist before using any medicine or supplement to reduce uric acid content.
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Gout patients can use Ural, which helps to prevent crystallisation of urate crystals in gout therapy and dissolve uric acid stones¹.
Ural is a sugar-free, lemon-flavoured urinary alkaliniser that is made in Australia.
It is effective because the sodium bicarbonate in Ural increases the excretion of bicarbonate ions in the urine and raises the pH value of urine1. A rise in urinary pH makes urine more alkaline, and helps to promote the dissolution of urate crystals.
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