Gouty arthritis has historically been referred to as the “disease of kings” and this rather quirky and curious moniker is used to refer to the fact that traditionally, it was the nobility and super rich who developed the condition due to the fact that they were able to indulge themselves in an extremely gluttonous diet which was saturated in purines. However, this moniker is now as misleading as it is undeserved, as gouty arthritis is a disease that is affecting an ever increasing number of people with each passing day, and is now affecting people from all socio-economic backgrounds indeed.
What is gouty arthritis?
Gouty arthritis, also commonly referred to simply as “gout” is a form of arthritis whereby the victim will endure joint pain, stiffness and inflammation, as well as excessive reddening and swelling of the afflicted joint. The disease itself is caused as a direct consequence of excessive uric acid levels in the body then solidifying into the joints of the body as crystals which will rub and cause friction against the synovial fluid and articular cartilage of the joints thereby causing the symptoms.
How can I treat it?
Medication and NSAIDs (Non Steroid Anti Inflammatory Drugs) are used to control the symptoms, providing the victim with relief from the pain and a reduction in the swelling as the case maybe. However, the patient ca actually control the symptoms of the disease much more easily and readily by means of carefully regulating their diet.
Folic acid is not just a nutritional supplement that is crucial for pregnant women to ingest, it provides wonderful relief from the worst effects of gouty arthritis, and the reason for this is that folic acid has a directly inhibiting effect on the xanthine oxidase, which itself, plays an essential role in the production and distribution of uric acid levels within the body. By preventing xanthine oxidase, the gouty arthritis sufferer will be tackling the problem head on.
It is advised that if you are planning on increasing the amount of folic acid, you do so under the careful supervision of your doctor so as to avoid potential complications.
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