Gout Teaching 2316

SN instructed patient on Gout. It is a painful form of inflammatory arthritis caused by an accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints. It is associated with elevated levels of a natural waste product in the body, uric acid. Uric acid can build up in your bloodstream to very high levels and form urate crystals in your joints. The first attack is likely to be on a foot or most commonly a big toe.

Gout Teaching 1450

The patient was instructed in gout the importance to rise fluid drinking and evade high-purine foods. The patient was advised to rest with elevation of the affected joint with pillows, ice applications to irritated joints. The patient was taught in range-of-motion exercises of joints. The patient was reviewed that gout cannot be cured but can be measured with medication.