Human Anatomy and Physiology Unit 7 Discussion.docx - Gout...

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Gout is a form of arthritis that can affect anyone. Men are more affected by gout than women. Womenwho have been through menopause are at higher risk. Gouts occurs in the big toe but can also affect otherjoints at the same time such as -- ankles, heels, knees, wrists, fingers and elbows.The symptoms of goutare extreme joint pain, inflammation, redness, discomfort and limited range of motion. Gout is caused byhigh amounts of uric acid in the blood. The uric acid creates crystals that accumulate in the joints. Uricacid is normally dissolves in the blood stream and processes in the kidneys. In the body produces toomuch or the kidney does not expel enough it creates accumulation in the joints. There are several factorsthat can increase a person’s chance of gettingdiet, obesity,age, gender, family history of gout, alcoholconsumption and other medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension or hypothyroidism. Theavailable treatment for gout is diet, exercise and taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs orcorticosteroids. Patients’ quality of life is greatly affected by gout. The disorder can make daily activitiesdifficult due to limited range of motion.But with physical and occupational therapy it will help improve
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