Gout arthritis is a condition of inflammation of the joints of the bones due to a buildup of uric acid in the form of uric acid crystals in the joints. The formation of uric acid crystals are caused by uric acid levels in the blood are too high.
There are four stages or levels of uric acid arthritis:
Phase 1 Of Gout Arthritis: Stage Asymptomatic (without symptoms)
The first stage of gout arthritis is asymptomatic stage. Uric acid is an asymptomatic condition uric acid levels higher than normal levels but no symptoms of gout arthritis. This condition is called hyperuricaemia (hyperuricemia). To find out if a person has hyperuricaemia, must be through a blood test. At this stage, no treatment is necessary.
Phase 2 Of Gout Arthritis: Acute Phase
The second phase of arthritis gout is the acute stage. At this stage of uric acid in the joints tersepodit bone in the form of uric acid crystals in the form of sharp. The symptoms are pain and inflammation that can be lost in 3 to 10 days. The affected joints will be swollen, warm and reddish. Usually the inflammation starts from the big toe joint, and may spread to the bottom of the foot, instep (back legs), and heels. In some cases the inflammation may also occur in the knees, fingers, wrists, and elbows.
Phase 3 Of Gout Arthritis: Phase Interval
The third stage of gout arthritis is the phase interval. In the interval stage symptoms are not felt and no problems functioning joints. Most people who have recurrent attacks, subsequent attacks occurred within 6 months to 2 years, even longer. Pending attack could be more serious than the previous attack, and may move to other joints.
Phase 4 Of Gout Arthritis: Phase Chronic
The fourth stage is the last stage of gout arthritis is the chronic stage. This stage is the stage of the worst and most destructive. At this stage, permanent damage to the joints of the affected bone. Inflammation that occurs in the affected joints to deteriorate and cause great pain and can be disabling. In some cases kidney damage that can lead to kidney failure.
Gout arthritis, as well as diseases in general can deteriorate if not treated at an early stage. By knowing the symptoms of the disease early on and checked by a doctor, patients can prevent the development of disease reaches stage worse.
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