You could be suffering from gout too!

You could be suffering from gout too!

Also known as metabolic arthritis, gout is caused when a person’s metabolism weakens, resulting in excess uric acid that it is unable to excrete normally or efficiently. This harmful uric acid is deposited into the human joints and after some time forms uric acid crystals and causes a gout flare-up.

This disease is most often seen in middle aged males. In beginning stages, the pain doesn’t last long and usually disappear by itself in a few days. However, this is only the beginning of the agony.

Gout has 4 stages in total – hyperuricemia(asymptomatic gout), early stage(acute gout), mid stage(inter-critical gout) and late stage(chronic tophaceous gout). In the earlier stage, there are no clinical symptoms of gout besides a high blood uric acid value. As such, most patients are unaware of or choose to ignore even found this symptoms. After that, the pain will begin to attack the patient’s joints, usually starting at the big toe which starts to swell painfully along with redness, warmth and tenderness. The piercing knife-like pain is so strong that makes the patient always has sleepless nights.

At the mid stage, also known as inter-critical gout, the pain will spread to the fingers, toes, wrist, ankle, knee and other parts of the body. Then, the surrounding soft tissue and bone will also be affected with varying degrees of damage and dysfunction. As the crystallization continues to build up, it slowly forms stone-like structures called “tophi”.  At this point, the kidney’s performance will begin to deteriorate.

In the end, tophi will increase continuously to the point that it can easily rupture out of the crystals, resulting in serious deformity and dysfunction of the patient’s joints. This can severely affect the patient’s daily life as they will be in constant pain. In addition, the urate constantly deposited into the kidney which will eventually turn into kidney stones, causing problems like edema, oliguria, proteinuria, nocturia, high blood pressure, anemia and more. The kidneys will be damaged and begin to deteriorate, leading to kidney failure which can be life threatening for the patient.

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Gout: More common in men than in women?

Gout: More common in men than in women?

According to statistics by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) of the United States, 275 in every 100,000 people suffer from gout. It is predicted that in the year 2021, there would be 17.7 million people suffer from gout globally. This alarming figure truly warrants a call for increased health awareness!

When it comes to gout, we should remember the Chinese idiom: “illness enters by the mouth”. One of the main culprits is excessive eating and drinking habits. Excessive consumption of foods high in purines such as seafood, meat, alcohol and beans, significantly increase the density of uric acid in the body. Making it worse, lack of exercise also causes uric acid remain in the body instead of being properly excreted. Over a long period of time, excessive uric acid build-up can lead to the formation of uric acid crystal deposits, which are the “culprits” of gout.

You may not be aware that gout, obesity, hypertension (high blood pressure), hyperlipidemia, coronary heart disease and diabetes are all closely related. For example, patients with hypertension commonly use diuretics to control their blood pressure levels, but which leads to extracellular fluid loss. This in turn increases the reabsorption of urates by kidney tubules. Chronic hypertension triggers atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), which results in renal function deterioration (kidney failure) and decreases uric acid excretion. This simply translates into the increase of uric acid concentration, which leading to gout attacks.

For overweight people, the major culprit is overeating, which leads to the accumulation excess fats in the subcutaneous, abdominal and visceral parts of the body. When the body is tired or hungry, it burns the stored fat to generate energy (calories) to support the body movement. The problem is that whenever the body burns fat for energy, it also produces ketones which prevents the excretion of uric acid. This causes the hyperuricemia levels that triggers gout attacks.

Statistically speaking, Malaysia is the most obese country in Southeast Asia. Out of 30.3 million Malaysians, 12 million people (40%) are overweight, with more than 5.1 million (17% to 18%) suffering from human obesity. This obviously makes Malaysia the fattest country in Southeast Asia. This number increases yearly, meaning that more and more people are becoming vulnerable to metabolic problems such as gout.

Most gout patients are men over the age of 30. However, due to unhealthy lifestyles and bad eating habits, gout victims are getting younger and younger, with clinical studies showing that there are now gout patients as young as 20. The proportion of men and women suffering from gout is around 9: 1, though postmenopausal women are more vulnerable. In any case, the risk of gout occurring will increase with higher uric acid concentration, which is something that affects both men and women.

In order to prevent gout, according to doctor’s health tips, we should do our best to have a healthy lifestyle and diet. Avoid food that is high in purine (organ meats, beer, etc.), drink plenty of water daily, and exercise regularly to maintain a healthy weight.

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Sornado Tea Bag assists in control of uric acid level and reducing inflammation and pain associated with gout. With this promo code <MKGOUT12>, readers can get a discount of RM12/box when purchasing on LogOn.

 

  • Only valid for the first 500 purchasers
  • Promo code is effective from 5th Dec.2016 until 21st May 2017

What’s Gout? Can we prevent it?

What’s Gout? Can we prevent it?

Even though living standards have improved, the percentage of gout sufferers has actually increased!

Based on statistics surveyed, for the past 15 years, the number of people infected with gout worldwide has increased between 15-30 times. In the United Kingdom, the number of gout sufferers has risen by 60% from 1997 to 2012. Based on current rates, it is predicted that by 2021 there will be 17.7 million gout sufferers globally.

In the past, gout was relatively rare in the Asia region. However, since the 1990s, nations like Japan, Taiwan, China and even Malaysia went through rapid economic development which significantly improved living standards for the common citizen as well as increasing the amount of meat in their diet. This excessive meat consumption is a major factor in the rising number of hyperuricemia diseases. Unfortunately, given the absence of obvious symptoms in hyperuricemia, such cases are often misdiagnosed. When gout-induced attacks on the joints surface a few years later, the organ damage has already been done.

Excessive consumption of foods high in purine such as seafood, meat, alcohol and beans causes the density of uric acid in the body to increase significantly. Without regular exercise to excrete it, uric acid crystal deposits will form, triggering gout attacks. About 20%-30% of the uric acid in the body are ingested from the food we eat while the remaining 80% are produced by our body’s waste. Therefore, one of the main factors for gout are bad eating or drinking habits (binge eating or drinking) which stimulates and accelerates the harmful accumulation of uric acid.

Gout is the most severe form of arthritis, causing immense pain to those who have it. For many people, the first sign of gout is usually pain in the big toe joint, caused by the sharp uric acid crystals deposited there. A gout attack comes in the form of a sharp, stabbing or tingling pain, accompanied by redness, fever and swelling symptoms. Acute gout attacks often occur at night when the immune system is going through the detoxification process. The pain often causes sufferers to have difficulty sleeping. Without proper medication, the gout attacks will occur continuously, with 60% of gout sufferers experiencing a second episode within a year.

Gout brings tremendous suffering that greatly affects the patient’s daily life. In severe cases, it may even result in death. To prevent gout, you should practise healthy eating habits – cut down on alcohol, drink plenty of water and exercise regularly. If you are diagnosed with hyperuricemia, it may be a sign that gout already is already creeping up to you! Gout may be crowned as the “Emperor Disease”, but it affects everyone equally.

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Sornado Tea Bag assists in control of uric acid level and reducing inflammation and pain associated with gout. With this promo code <MKGOUT12>, readers can get a discount of RM12/box when purchasing on LogOn.

 

  • Only valid for the first 500 purchasers
  • Promo code is effective from 5th Dec.2016 until 21st May 2017

Beware of the “4th High” – High uric acid

Beware of the “4th High” – High uric acid

Over the last few years, more people are becoming aware of the dangers of the “3 Highs” (high blood sugar, high blood pressure and high cholesterol). However, not many people are aware of the “4th High”: high uric acid.

Due to the changes in our lifestyles and eating habits, the number of people with high uric acid levels increase yearly, with more and more young people joining the list. Based on the data shown, more than 10% of the population has high uric acid levels, especially among middle aged males. This is dangerous as high uric acid levels are linked to a substance called “purine”, which may cause metabolic disease.

In addition, having a high uric acid level makes one more likely to suffer from gout. When the human body has too much uric acid, it may start to gather in the body tissue, especially in the joints (big toe, heel, elbow, etc.). This causes the formation of uric acid crystals (sometimes known as “tophi”), which causes gout.

Apart from gout, people who have high uric acid levels are often at risk of certain metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol, as well as a number of cardiovascular diseases.

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Sornado Tea Bag assists in control of uric acid level and reducing inflammation and pain associated with gout. With this promo code <MKGOUT12>, readers can get a discount of RM12/box when purchasing on LogOn.

 

  • Only valid for the first 500 purchasers
  • Promo code is effective from 5th Dec.2016 until 21st May 2017

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