Doctors for Gout and Pseudogout in Old Thevara Road, Kochi
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GOUT AND PSEUDOGOUT
Gout and pseudogout are two types of arthritis that result in sore joints. With these types of arthritis, crystals form in the joint, causing irritation that is sometimes also present in the tendons near the joint. Joints can become swollen, painful, and red. These conditions can affect joints all over the body. In gout, the first joint affected is often the big toe. The elbow, wrist, and finger joints are also common sites. In pseudogout, larger joints such as the knee or wrist are more commonly involved. Painful swellings can come and go in the same joint or in different joints.
HOW IS GOUT AND PSEUDOGOUT DIAGNOSED?
The clinical presentation, medical history, and physical examination coupled with supportive evidence from additional testing, preferably synovial fluid analysis, can usually confirm the diagnosis. If inconclusive, additional studies may be needed, such as an x-ray, other imaging studies, or histopathology from surgical resections.
HOW IS GOUT AND PSEUDOGOUT TREATED?
The most common treatments used for gout and pseudogout are prophylaxis that prevent the flares from recurring. Alongside, the other medicines that help in combating the same are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs like indomethacin, Corticosteroids and Colchicine.
DID YOU KNOW?
Symptoms are more common with age, in people who have a history of injury to a joint, and in those with a family history of these problems. Unlike gout, pseudogout is not connected with alcohol or diet and is not caused by medicine. It can occur with certain problems like pneumonia, heart attacks, and strokes, and it may occur after an unrelated surgery. It has been found in people with thyroid problems, in people who have problems with parathyroid glands, and in those with high calcium and iron.