what is the difference between artheritis and gout?

  • Arthritis occurs due to many reason like old age. In arthritis their is increased friction of joints which lead to inflammation of joints.They are multiple forms of artheritis like osteoporosis, rheumatoid artheritis, still's disease, septic artheritis, gout etc. The main feature of all the form is that disease is primarly characterised by joint pain. The reasons of the pain can vary between different forms. It can be due to decreased level of sanovial fluid, injury to joint muscles, increased friction of joint etc. 

  • Gout occurs due to accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints and causes in inflammation of joints which results in inflammation of joints and pain. Gout it self is a form of artheritis. The primary cause of pain is accumulation of uric acid which is not seen in other forms of artheritis. 


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  • Gout is a form of arthritis -- an inflammation of the joints -- that causes sudden, severe attacks of pain, tenderness, redness, warmth, and swelling in some joints. It usually affects one joint at a time although it can be in several joints at once.
  • The large toe is most often affected, but gout can also affect other joints in the leg -- such as the knee, ankle, and foot -- and, less often, joints in the arm including the hand, wrist, fingers, and elbow. The spine is almost never affected The symptoms of gout include:
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 Gout results from abnormal deposits of uric acid crystals in the joint cartilage. The crystals are later released into the joint fluid.

Gout was once incorrectly thought to be a disease of only the rich and famous, caused by consuming too much rich food and fine wine. Although diet and excessive drinking contribute to gout, they are not the main cause of the condition. We now know that heredity plays a role in the development of gout and it's often associated with other medical problems like high blood pressure.

Not everyone with high levels of uric acid will develop gout. The kidneys' ability to rid the body of uric acid is partly determined by heredity. Yet, just because someone in the family suffers from gout does not mean everyone in that family will have the disease. This risk varies from person to person.

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