DROP AND HOMEOPATHY
A patient came to me saying … Doctor, I was fine until yesterday, today suddenly I feel pain in my big toe, it is completely red, inflamed, I do not remember that it hurt or hit me, but the pain started suddenly. Most patients give this type of images or similar presentations. These presentations in most of the time are drop. In some cases it may be an insect bite or an infection.
What is this GOUT?
It is a form of arthritis – An inflammation of the joints – which causes sudden and severe attacks of pain, tenderness, redness, heat and swelling in some joints. It usually affects one joint at a time, although it can be in several joints at the same time.
The big toe is the most affected, it's called Podagra, but drop It can also affect other joints of the leg, such as knee, ankleand foot, and less frequently, the hand, wrist, fingers and elbow. the spine almost never affected
If anyone has drop for years, uric acid crystals can accumulate in the body to form sandy nodules called "tophi". These nodules can appear as lumps under the skin near the joints such as the elbows and fingers, at the edge of the ears, or in the kidneys.
Gouty arthritis is caused by the deposition of uric acid crystals in a joint. Uric acid comes from purines, which are the natural products of degradation of the genetic material in cells, RNA (ribonucleic acid) and DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). Some foods contain large amounts of purines, especially red meats and organ meats (such as liver Y kidneys), as well as some seafood, anchovies and alcohol. Purines are broken down into uric acid in the body.
Uric acid in normal amounts remains dissolved in the blood and passes easily through the kidneys, leaving the body through the urine as waste. However, uric acid in large amounts makes a person more likely to develop gout. But not all cases develop gout.
How common are gout attacks?
Gout attacks may recur from time to time in the same joint. The initial attack can last from several days to two weeks, unless it is treated.
Over time, gout attacks can occur more often, involve more joints, have more severe symptoms, and last longer. Repeated attacks can damage the joint.
Some people will only have a single attack. However, most people who have a gout attack will have at least one second attack, although it may not occur for several years after the initial onset. Others may have attacks every few weeks.
It can affect anyone. Men are more likely to have gout, but women are increasingly susceptible to gout after menopause.
The triggers of gout attacks include surgery, dehydration, drinks sweetened with sugar or corn syrup with high fructose content, beer, liquor, red meat and seafood. Anything that increases or decreases the level of uric acid can cause an outbreak of gout by causing uric acid crystals to deposit in a joint of certain medications such as diuretics, Allopurinol (reduces uric acid), treatment used for cancer. Any medication that increases or decreases the level of uric acid in the blood can trigger a gout attack, since it deposits uric acid crystals in the joints.
When to see a doctor
If you experience sudden and severe pain in a joint, call your doctor. Untreated gout can make the pain worse and damage the joints. Seek medical attention immediately if you have a fever and a joint is hot and swollen, which can be an infection.
Medications are the most proven and effective way to treat the symptoms of gout. However, making certain changes in lifestyle can also help, such as:
· Limit alcoholic beverages and drinks sweetened with fruit sugar (fructose). Instead, drink plenty of non-alcoholic beverages, especially water.
· Limit the intake of foods rich in purines, such as red meat, organ meats and seafood.
· Exercise regularly and lose weight. Keeping your body at a healthy weight reduces the risk of gout.
· Cherries can help prevent gout attacks
What are the tests
· A analysis of joint fluids (arthrocentesis) to see if there are uric acid crystals. This is the only sure way to diagnose. drop.
· A medical history and Physical exam.
· A Test to measure the levels of uric acid in the blood.. This can be done if your doctor can not get fluid from the affected joint safely.
· A Test to measure the levels of uric acid in the urine..
While Extremity radiographs (hands and feet)
In homeopathy, the focus of the disease is to treat the person as a whole and not just the symptoms of the disease. Therefore, instead of treating the disease therapeutically, knowing the constitutional type of a person helps the homeopath to choose the most appropriate remedy. Along with taking the proper homeopathic remedy, it is necessary to maintain a low purine diet, as mentioned above, to control this condition.
Homeopathic doctors select the remedies according to the total image of the patient, not only by physical symptoms, but by lifestyle, character, mental and emotional state, stress levels, diet, family history and other general factors to prescribe the best remedy. Homeopathic treatments are highly individualized. Two people with gout are treated as distinct individuals, each influenced in a unique way by the many factors mentioned above, and each patient receives a remedy that matches his or her symptom.
The following are the few important remedies for the treatment of gout.
Colchicum: inflammation of the big toe, drop in the heel, can not bear to have touched or moved. Edematous swelling and coldness of legs and feet. Rigid and febrile joint. Changing rheumatism. Worse because of the warm weather, afternoon, night.
Urtica urens: This remedy helps in the elimination of uric acid from the body. The diathesis of uric acid and gout. The articulation sy. They are associated with hives as eruptions. Acute deltoid pain, ankles and wrists.
Benzoic acid : produces and heals the sy. Of the diathesis of uric acid. The s and are associated with urine of high color and offensive. Very painful rheumatic gout nodules. Pain in big toe, crunches. Worse outdoors and uncovered from affected parts.
Ledum pal: the gouty pains shoot through the foot and the limb and in the joints, but esp. small joints. Ball of swollen, hot, pale toe. Ascending rheumatism. Amel Cold water. Cold
Antimonium crud: pain in fingers and heel. Associated with gastric ailments. Thick covering of the white tongue. Worse heat and cold when bathing.
Sabina: worse in a heated room. Reddish swelling, gouty nodes. Esp. In women with uterine problems.
Ammonium phos: chronic gouty patients with diathesis of uric acid. Indicated in bronchitis and nodes of the fingers and back of the hands. Coldness at the least draft of air.
Arnica: aching and bruised pain, it hurts to walk. The person is afraid of being touched or approached due to pain.
Berberis vulgaris: old gouty constitution. Sudden stitches of pain. Pungent pains in the gouty joints. Worst for the movement. Sewing between the metatarsal bones from the nail when standing. Pain in foot balls when stepping. The pains change in place and character. Thirst alternates with the absence of thirst, hunger with loss of appetite. Etc.
Lycopodium: chronic gout with calcareous deposits in the joints. Pain in the heel when stepping as if by an apebble. Painful calluses on the soles of the feet, toes and contracted fingers. Rt. Hot foot and lt. cold. The urine is slow to produce a heavy red sediment. Back pain relieved by passing urine. Worse 4pm and 8pm.
Rhododendron: gouty swelling of the big toe joint, which swells before a storm. Other joints may hurt or swell esp. in rt. Sides of the body. The pain usually gets worse towards the dawn and after staying a long time. Better warmth and eat.
Dr.Nivedta P Rai
Healthy Homeopahty of Dr.Rai
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Read the full article "Function of homeopathic medicines in the treatment of gout", which is written by Dr. Nivedita P Rai at Practo.com here: https://www.practo.com/healthfeed/role-of- homeopathic-medicines-in-treatment-drop-10093 / post
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