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Gout Arthritis    


Gout is a type of arthritis caused by uric acid. Uric acid is a waste product formed from the breakdown of certain proteins (called purines). Uric acid is normally removed from the body by the kidneys. In gout, uric acid builds up and forms crystals which are deposited inside the joints. Gout is more common in men, especially between the age of 30 and 60.

Which joints are affected?

The base of the big toe is usually affected. The big toe becomes red, hot, swollen and very painful. The pain may last for days to weeks if not treated. Attacks may recur at intervals of weeks or months. Gout can also affect other joints like the ankle, knee, wrist and fingers.

Treatment for Gout Arthritis

Gout is a curable disease, but if left untreated, it can cause kidney stones, which may lead to kidney damage.  

Relieving of Pain - heat/cold treatment and medication - During an attack of gout, bed rest is important. A hot compress or ice pack to the affected joint can relieve the pain. Your doctor will prescribe medicines to reduce the pain and inflammation. Other drugs can also be given to reduce the uric acid level in the body. However do note that there are many possible and documented side effects if medications are taken long term.

Relieving of Pain - BioBeam 940 - We strongly recommend the use of BioBeam 940 - which is a low level narrow band infra red light to relieve pain. BioBeam 940 is absolutely safe, does not emit heat, has no side effects even during long term usage, is non-invasive and has no contra indications when used with any medications or physiotherapy.

Possible explanations of the neuro-pharmacological analgesic effects of photo (light) stimulation are well documented. In cases when photo-therapy is applied to key points on the surface of the skin, muscle tension can be released and circulation of blood can be increased.  Stimulating these key points triggers the release of endorphins which are neuro-chemicals that relieve pain (1).

With the release of this chemical comes the relief of pain and reduced inflammation along with increase in the blood flow and oxygen supply to the affected area. In addition, photo-therapy appears to modulate the release of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and acetylcholine which are known to play important roles in pain attenuation. (2) (1) Laakso, E, Cramond T. and Richardson C (1994) Plasma ACTH and B-endorphin levels in response to low level laser therapy for myofascial trigger points. Laser Therapy 7:133-142  (2) Honmura A, Ishii A, Yanase M, (1993) Analgesic effect of Ga-A1-As diobe laser irradiation on hyperalgesia in carrageenin-induced inflammation. Laser Surg Med 13:463-469

Diet - Avoid eating food high in purines, especially organ meats. Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol.

Avoid eating high-purine food such as:

  • organ meats like liver, kidney, brain
  • small fish
  • meat extracts, yeast extracts and stocks cubes
  • seafood like crab, cockles, prawns, scallops


Eat less of moderate-purine foods such as:

  • asparagus, cauliflower, mushrooms and spinach
  • peanuts, dhal, beans and peas
  • chiku and custard apple
  • wholegrain breads and cereal
  • soybean products like beancurd

Gout Arthritis    


Gout is a type of arthritis caused by uric acid. Uric acid is a waste product formed from the breakdown of certain proteins (called purines). Uric acid is normally removed from the body by the kidneys. In gout, uric acid builds up and forms crystals which are deposited inside the joints. Gout is more common in men, especially between the age of 30 and 60.

Which joints are affected?

The base of the big toe is usually affected. The big toe becomes red, hot, swollen and very painful. The pain may last for days to weeks if not treated. Attacks may recur at intervals of weeks or months. Gout can also affect other joints like the ankle, knee, wrist and fingers.

Treatment for Gout Arthritis

Gout is a curable disease, but if left untreated, it can cause kidney stones, which may lead to kidney damage.  

Relieving of Pain - heat/cold treatment and medication - During an attack of gout, bed rest is important. A hot compress or ice pack to the affected joint can relieve the pain. Your doctor will prescribe medicines to reduce the pain and inflammation. Other drugs can also be given to reduce the uric acid level in the body. However do note that there are many possible and documented side effects if medications are taken long term.

Relieving of Pain - BioBeam 940 - We strongly recommend the use of BioBeam 940 - which is a low level narrow band infra red light to relieve pain. BioBeam 940 is absolutely safe, does not emit heat, has no side effects even during long term usage, is non-invasive and has no contra indications when used with any medications or physiotherapy.

Possible explanations of the neuro-pharmacological analgesic effects of photo (light) stimulation are well documented. In cases when photo-therapy is applied to key points on the surface of the skin, muscle tension can be released and circulation of blood can be increased.  Stimulating these key points triggers the release of endorphins which are neuro-chemicals that relieve pain (1).

With the release of this chemical comes the relief of pain and reduced inflammation along with increase in the blood flow and oxygen supply to the affected area. In addition, photo-therapy appears to modulate the release of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and acetylcholine which are known to play important roles in pain attenuation. (2) (1) Laakso, E, Cramond T. and Richardson C (1994) Plasma ACTH and B-endorphin levels in response to low level laser therapy for myofascial trigger points. Laser Therapy 7:133-142  (2) Honmura A, Ishii A, Yanase M, (1993) Analgesic effect of Ga-A1-As diobe laser irradiation on hyperalgesia in carrageenin-induced inflammation. Laser Surg Med 13:463-469

Diet - Avoid eating food high in purines, especially organ meats. Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol.

Avoid eating high-purine food such as:

  • organ meats like liver, kidney, brain
  • small fish
  • meat extracts, yeast extracts and stocks cubes
  • seafood like crab, cockles, prawns, scallops


Eat less of moderate-purine foods such as:

  • asparagus, cauliflower, mushrooms and spinach
  • peanuts, dhal, beans and peas
  • chiku and custard apple
  • wholegrain breads and cereal
  • soybean products like beancurd
 

 

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