What's the difference between gout and arthritis?

What's the difference between gout and arthritis? Topic: What's the difference between gout and arthritis?
September 19, 2019 / By Angelica
Question: Ok, I've been reading about natural remedies at http://gout101.com but i'm not sure just what the difference is between that and arthritis?
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Wilfrid Wilfrid | 10 days ago
Gout is a form of arthritis. There are three main forms of arthritis. The first, and most common is osteoarthritis. This is caused by wear and tear of the joints. It usually occurs in old age or after injury or excessive use of the joint. The second, autoimmune arthritis. This occurs when the immune system begins to attack itself. This generally occurs in woman under the age of 50, but can happen to anyone. The main forms are Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus and Psoriatic Arthritis. The third is gout or crystal forms of arthritis. This is usually caused by increased levels of uric acid in the blood. This type of arthritis usually affects middle age men and those of ethnic minorities. There are other forms of arthritis, approximately 140 different conditions come under the umbrella of 'arthritis'. I hope that's helpful. .....
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Wilfrid Originally Answered: What is the difference between arthritis, hip dysplasia, and old age in dogs?
Hip Dysplasia is the result of improper joint formation at birth, In short, "the ball doesn't fit in the socket". this could mean the socket is too large, or doesn't have the appropriate depth or shape to maintain proper control while allowing smooth and unrestricted movement. This also causes the ligiments and muscles to form improperly, and are generally not strong enough to support the leg. If it isn't treated at a young age, it generally results in arthritis. Arthritis (in it's common form) is the collective effects of the degeneration of various parts of the joint. The cartilage breaks down, leaving less padding for the joint, and the natural lubrication of the joint is decreasing. This causes inflammation in the joint, resulting in arthritis pain. At his age and size, it would be very possible that the stiffness is a result of arthritis. If it were hip dysplasia, i would suspect you would have seen more severe symptoms well before now. What is described as "old age" is generally arthritis. Arthritis pain is easily controlled, as well as supporting the joint tissue. Supplements like a glucosamine/chondroitin mix will enhance the lubrication of the joint, preventing extensive cartilage wear. There are several minerals that are required in order for the body to use glucosamine, which is why I would insist you use a specially formulated supplement like Cosequin, Dasaquin, or Glycoflex. The inflammation is controllable with anti-inflammatories - "doggy advil". Rimadyl, Deramaxx, and Previcox are most common, and can be paired with Tramadol for extended relief. Personally, I use Glycoflex on my dog, and have seen a huge difference in her motility and attitude in general. I do use Previcox on an as-needed basis, although I have had dogs in the past that required daily anti-inflammatories. And I'll keep going... (phew - one long subject!) Some dogs respond better to some medications than others. Just like I prefer Ibuprofen, you may prefer Tylonol. If you try say, Rimadyl and don't see the result you're looking for, try another before giving up. I do want to encourage you to try a joint supplement, no matter how you decide to treat. You can prolong your dog's joint health and increase his quality of life without using a drug. The anti-inflammatory will only create comfort, while the supplement will support joint health. Correct and Functional muscle is going to do alot for your dog, since that is what allows movement of the joint to begin with. Light, physical activity can promote overall health. Any extra weight needs to be lost with diet and light excercise - there is careful balance between keeping the muscles in shape and straining the joint. Swimming (or wading) is wonderful for circulation and muscle maintainance. Light walks (the softer the surface, the better) are also great. Lastly, it could absolutely be something else. Cruciate tears, spinal damage, Lyme disease are all possibilities, although much less likely. A veterinarian could tell you much, much more.

Scottie Scottie
Gout is a condition where uric acid crystals build up in the body. This can happen in the area of the big toe and cause a lot of pain. Our foods contain purines; some foods are higher in this than others. The doctor may place you on a lower purine diet (of which they will usually provide you a list of foods to avoid. There is also medications that can lower the uric acid in the blood Here an alternative way to cure gout?
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Nebuchadrezzar Nebuchadrezzar
gout is an excess of uric acid that settles in the joints and is very painful. it is known to affect areas that are cooler, and the most commonly affected area is the big toe. it can be so painful that even having a sheet (on your bed) touch your toe that it is painful. arthritis is a general term, while gout is a specific type of arthritis. with regards to what arthritis is, the word means inflammation of the joints, but there are many specific types (eg. rheumatoid, psoriatic). patients tend to have flares, with remission episodes possible. i hope this helps!
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Kevan Kevan
Isn't gout a type of arthritis? I'm not sure how to explain this very well except for that there is not just Arthritis, there is different types of Arthritis. "Gout is a kind of arthritis that occurs when uric acid builds up in blood and causes joint inflammation."
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Kevan Originally Answered: Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM and gout?
If you are having gout then try freeing up the muscles under your feet. When they are tight they are restricting the blood flow in your feet to cause the gout to happen. Freeing up the muscles increases the blood circulation to the area so no build up happens and here's how to free them up: Foot Muscle: With your foot in your lap place your thumbs side by side at the back of the arch, right in front of the heel and press in hard and hold. After 30 seconds slowly raise your toes up as far as you can, release the pressure, but hold your toes up for another 30 seconds. For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

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