Navigation Links
Fight Back Against Gout with Medication and Lifestyle Changes, From the February 2016 Harvard Men's Health Watch
Date:2/10/2016

Gout is like no other joint pain. It strikes suddenly, like flicking on a light switch, and brings pain that is often severe, with intense swelling and redness. It is triggered by the crystallization of uric acid within the joints. It affects more than eight million people, but older adults are the most susceptible, according to the February 2016 issue of Harvard Men's Health Watch.

The large joint of the big toe is the most commonly affected area, followed by the side of the foot and ankle, along with the knees, hands, and wrists. In general, if a person has one gout attack, there is a good chance he will have another within the next year.

“The first line of treatment is medication,” says Dr. Robert Shmerling, clinical chief of rheumatology at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. This includes common over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve). Pain relievers and prescription anti-inflammatories like colchicine (Colcrys) and corticosteroids also can help.

But medication is only one way to fight gout attacks. “Altering lifestyle habits can add further protection,” says Dr. Shmerling. Some lifestyle changes that can help with gout include:

  • Reduce intake of meat and shellfish, which can raise uric acid levels.
  • Limit intake of alcohol and drinks with high-fructose corn syrup, such as soft drinks.
  • Increase intake of coffee, cherry juice, and vitamin C–rich foods like bell peppers, broccoli, strawberries, and oranges, all of which have been shown to lower uric acid levels.

Read the full-length article: “Fight back against gout”

Also in the February 2016 issue of the Harvard Men's Health Watch:

  • A new look at treating Alzheimer’s
  • Tracking down the best activity trackers
  • How targeted cancer therapy works
  • Family history and your risk of heart disease

The Harvard Men's Health Watch is available from Harvard Health Publications, the publishing division of Harvard Medical School, for $20 per year. Subscribe at http://www.health.harvard.edu/mens or by calling 877-649-9457 (toll-free).

Media: For a complimentary copy of the newsletter, or to receive our press releases directly, please use the contact information provided above.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/01/prweb13177431.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2016 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved


Related medicine news :

1. Cheyenne Fitness Center, Fit Body Boot Camp, Launches Community Wide Fitness Challenge to Fight Obesity and Help Local Homeless Shelter
2. Sijara Eubanks, of Team Lloyd Irvin, Fighting for Vacant LOC Women’s Bantamweight Championship Belt
3. Discover Advanced MMA Workout Routines For Professional Fighters With The “MMA Ripped” Course – Vkoolelite
4. FightSMA Announces Passage of National Pediatric Research Network Act by U.S. House of Representatives
5. UMA Staff and Students Make 'Strides' to Fight Breast Cancer
6. Nanotech researchers 2-step method shows promise in fighting pancreatic cancer
7. Team-based approaches needed to fight high blood pressure
8. Study unveils SINEs potential of re-activating tumor fighting proteins within a cell
9. Get to Know 15 Foods to Fight Inflammation - Healthreviewcenter
10. Community Recycling Steps into Place to Join Back on My Feet’s Fight Against Homelessness and Hunger during Sneaker Week with Unique ShoeBox Recycling Program
11. More than skin deep: New layer to the bodys fight against infection
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, ... therapy products, announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder ... pad so you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Rockville, Maryland (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... a magnetic drug delivery system that we intend to develop to enable prevention ... regimens can lead to severe hearing loss, especially in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National ... 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. ... for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), creator of the Health Literacy ... Patient Education Network (CPEN), an independent professional organization that shares best practices in ... , As CPEN’s strategic partner, HLI will help support CPEN members by sharing ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... Company, Cal Dining at the University of California Berkeley, and other leading institutions ... leverages the buying power of institutions to change the way animals are raised ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/23/2017)... HORSHAM, Pa. , Sept. 22, 2017 ... received a complete response letter from the U.S. Food ... (BLA) seeking approval of sirukumab for the treatment of ... response letter indicates additional clinical data are needed to ... of moderately to severely active RA. ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... --  ZirMed Inc ., a recognized leader in cloud-based revenue ... been ranked #1 by its users for the seventh consecutive ... Survey. ZirMed was recognized as the top-ranked end-to-end revenue cycle ... over 200 beds and holds one of the longest #1 ... ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... and NEW YORK , Sept. 12, 2017   ... for global supply chains, has published the first annual edition of its ... of more than 20,400 companies evaluated by EcoVadis, based on Scorecard Ratings ... 2016. ... CSR Risk & Performance Index ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: