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  • 1.GoutCreated by: Oren, Bryan, Sindy

2. What is gout? Gout is a build-up of unreleased uric acid in the body. This build-up of uric acid causes swelling, redness, pain, and 3. Gout is one of the most painful yet controllable forms of arthritis It is caused by excess buildup of uric acid in the body The buildup can be caused by increase in uric acid production or the kidneys being unable to remove enough uric acid from the body The excess uric acid in the body becomes deposited as needle-like irate crystals in joints and soft tissues 4. Gout can affect body parts such as the: Big toe (also called podagra) Ankles Heels Knees Wrists Fingers ElbowsPodagra 5. Gout can cause: Pain Swelling Redness Stiffness in joints Irritation in generalOuch!!! 6. Risk factors that increase chance of gout: Being overweight Drinking too much alcohol Having family members who had gout (genetically) Eating foods rich in purines (purines are natural substances that metabolize into uric acid) Having an organ transplant can increase the risk 7. Gout treatment: Anti-inflammatory antibiotics Surgical removal (in severe cases) Medication called Celebrex oral 8. Celebrex: Is a medication used to treat gout Works by blocking the enzyme that produces prostaglandin, which helps reduce pain and inflammation May take up to two weeks before takes full effect Side effects include bloody or tarry stool May increase risk of heart attack if you have heart disease 9. Gout in Canada: Affects about 3% of all Canadian adults The occurrence of gout has doubled in the last 20 years More likely to occur with older age (30+ men, 50+ women) Men are four times more likely to have gout than women 10. Sources: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=george&dbid=51 http://www.patient.co.uk/health/gout-leaflet# http://www.arthritis.ca/page.aspx?pid=930 http://www.eatrightontario.ca/en/Articles/Arthritis/Find-out-more-about-gout.aspx# http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gout/ds00090 http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Gout/ http://www.rheumatology.org/practice/clinical/patients/diseases_and_conditions/gout.asp http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-16849-Celebrex+Oral.aspx?drugid=16849&drugname=Celebrex+Oral

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