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Source: Gout And Arthritis  Aug 05, 2020  3 years, 8 months, 1 week, 6 days, 13 minutes ago

BREAKING! Gout And Arthritis: Report Warns That Global Incidences Of Gout Increasing Exponentially

BREAKING! Gout And Arthritis: Report Warns That Global Incidences Of Gout Increasing Exponentially
Source: Gout And Arthritis  Aug 05, 2020  3 years, 8 months, 1 week, 6 days, 13 minutes ago
Gout and Arthritis: According to an analysis published in the Journal: Arthritis & Rheumatology, the prevalence of gout; a form of arthritis characterized by severe pain, redness, and tenderness in joints has increased across the world at an alarming rate from 1990 to 2017 and is still increasing exponentially. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/art.41404
 
The research found that there were approximately 41.2 million prevalent cases of gout in 2017, with the rate of new diagnosed cases being 92 per 100,000 people, an increase of 5.5% from 1990.


 
It is estimated that currently close to 60 million people or more all around the world could be suffering form gout.
 
The report said that gout was more common in males and in older individuals. Also, the burden of gout was generally highest in developed regions and countries. High body mass index and impaired kidney function were risk factors for gout.
 
Senior author Dr Emma Smith, PhD, of The University of Sydney, in Australia told Thailand Medical News, “The increasing trend of gout burden is most likely to continue as the global aging population is on the rise. Attempts to lessen the disease onset and future burden of gout require better awareness, especially of risk factors, and early diagnosis and treatment.”
 
Gout is a common and complex form of arthritis that can affect anyone. It's characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, swelling, redness and tenderness in the joints, often the joint at the base of the big toe.
 
Typically an attack of gout can occur suddenly, often waking you up in the middle of the night with the sensation that your big toe is on fire. The affected joint is hot, swollen and so tender that even the weight of the sheet on it may seem intolerable.

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The symptoms of gout may come and go, but there are ways to manage symptoms and prevent flares.
 
The common signs and symptoms of gout almost always occur suddenly, and often at night. They include:
-Severe joint pain. Gout usually affects the large joint of your big toe, but it can occur in any joint. Other commonly affected joints include the ankles, knees, elbows, wrists and fingers. The pain is likely to be most severe within the first four to 12 hours after it begins.
 
-Lingering discomfort. After the most severe pain subsides, some joint discomfort may last from a few days to a few weeks. Later attacks are likely to last longer and affect more joints.
 
-Redness and Inflammation. The affected joint or joints become swollen, tender, warm and red.