Uric acid is the end product of protein degradation. Uric acid is normally excreted through the kidneys, but if the amount is larger than the kidneys can handle it assembled in the body, forming crystals. When these crystals formed in ledene inflammation occurs in and around ledene. In some cases, the crystals formed in the kidneys and give kidney stones.

Uric acid Arthritis can occur as soon as the amount of uric acid in the body increases or renal ability to excrete uric acid is reduced. If uric acid collected in ledene may become inflamed and irritate nerve ends. This gives a very intense pain. When uric acid collected in the kidneys can cause kidney failure.


The main symptom is great pain in ledene. Knee and albueledene can hit, but it is more common storetåens first part (


). The pains usually occur suddenly, but people who have had the disease for a long time will often forvarsler before pain Seizures. Shortly after the first symptoms raise the affected joints and the skin becomes red. Ledene become highly sore and even the weight of bed clothes over your feet leads strong pain. Usually the patient will also fever of up to 38.5.

The first attack environment in general only one part and lasts a few days. For some people, this is the first and only attack, but usually follows several. At the beginning comes Seizures with long intervals.

The periods without any problems may take months or years. The disease can be in the best cases disappear by itself, but it may also evolve and become chronic, as rheumatic Seizures come increasingly frequent and environment still more links.

Subsequent losses can make ledene deformed and provide constant pain. The skin over the damaged part may be damaged and will be dry and scaly. In severe cases there may also occur kidney damage.

Uric acid Arthritis is one of the most common joint diseases. The disease occurs more often in males after puberty and in women after menopause. It is so commonly in men and is considered to a certain extent, to be hereditary condition.


Although the attack yesterday on a couple of days and not come again for a long time, you should consult a doctor. One should not try to soothe the pain with aspirin, which is the most common painkiller, because this substance prevents the excretion of uric acid. The doctor prescribes instead a different and better suited painkiller. Since the disease often disappears by itself, rarely needed further treatment at this stage.

By recurring symptoms might change his eating habits, to form less uric acid in the body. You should avoid intestines, gærholdige food incl. beer, which inhibits the excretion of uric acid. However, it is good to drink plenty of water.



For the relief of pain in one part attacks can lay a cold reversal. You can also set a framework of sengens fodende, so your feet are free and the sore part is not bothered by bed clothes: Take only painkillers as prescribed by the physician against rheumatic pains.

At the doctor:

The acute condition treated with painkillers. Recurring gout attacks are treated, in addition to painkillers, with preparations to facilitate inflammation, for example. cortisone. It seeks to reduce the formation of uric acid in the body. This is done partly by the patient to avoid foods containing much nitrogen as well as alcoholic beverages, partly with funds to counteract the production of uric acid in the body. Another treatment option is to provide a means by which accelerates the excretion of urine

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