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Stages of kidney cancer
Stages of kidney cancer

Once kidney cancer has been diagnosed, the next step is to determine the stage of the cancer. The stage of a cancer describes the size of the cancer and whether or not it has spread beyond. This helps to guide treatment plan.

Common home remedy to treat gout inflammation
Common home remedy to treat gout inflammation

Cherries, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, ginger roots are common home remedies that can help relieve from gout symptoms. Intake of magnesium in diet is associated with lower and healthier levels of uric acid and therefore it is believed to lower the chances of gout. Bathing with Epsom salt is very beneficial for people suffering with gout as it lowers the pain and relaxes the muscles. Activated charcoal paste also helps in reducing aches and swelling. Drinking plenty of water is also beneficial in preventing gout.

Gout disease
Gout disease

Painful and inflamed gout locations are shown on the body around bones and joints in the circle. Gout is a common and complex form of arthritis in people with high levels of uric acid in the blood. Obesity, cardiovascular diseases, kidney dysfunction, lifestyle, etc are factors that increase the risk of gout. Collection of uric acid crystals between the joints can result in extreme discomfort and limit motion. Treatment of gout involves use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids, cochicine, etc. 

Gout in fingers
Gout in fingers

The image shows gout affected fingers in a patient. Acute gout attacks are characterized by sudden onset of pain in the affected joint followed by warmth, swelling, reddish discoloration, and tenderness. The uric acid crystals are collected in between the joints of fingers which lead to pain, stiffness and a little soreness during attack. These uric acid crystals form lumps under the skin around the joints and are referred to as tophi.

Gout in foot
Gout in foot

The diagram shows gout in human foot illustration. Gout is a kind of arthritis which leads to intense pain in joints such as big toe, knees, ankles, elbows, thumbs, or fingers. The reason of gout is building up of uric acid crystals in joints. Gout can lead to kidney stones, blockage of the kidney filtering tubules with uric acid crystals, leading to kidney failure, swelling or inflammation in joints, damage to bone and cartilage, etc. Gout in foot can cause severe pain and inflammation in big toe or ankle and can be diagnosed with the help of blood tests and X-ray.

Image of painful gout inflammation on ankle joint
Image of painful gout inflammation on ankle joint

Gout in ankle or ankle gout is an inflammatory condition of the ankle joint that causes swelling, pain, and redness of the ankle.

Limbs of gout
Limbs of gout

The image shows areas where gout affect can be noted in a patient suffering with the disease. If you have gout, you'll feel swelling and pain in the joints of your foot, particularly your big toe. But any other joint may also be affected.

Foot of gout
Foot of gout

Gout is a type of arthritis that is caused by excessive uric acid in the bloodstream. The symptoms of gout occur due to the formation of uric acid crystals in the joints and our body's response to them. Gout mainly affects joints in the base of the big toe.

Film X ray of human foot with gout
Film X ray of human foot with gout

Film x-ray (front and side views) of human foot and arthritis at first metatarsophalangeal Joint . 

Fingers of a patient with gout
Fingers of a patient with gout

Gout generally affects large joint of the big toe, but it can occur in any joint. Other commonly affected joints with gout are ankles, knees, elbows, wrists and fingers.

Tophi at the helix of ear (patient had poor control hyperuricemia)
Tophi at the helix of ear (patient had poor control hyperuricemia)

A tophus (plural tophi) is a deposit of uric acid crystals, in the form of monosodium urate crystals, in people with longstanding hyperuricemia (high levels of uric acid in the blood). Tophi crystals are deposited in and around the joints of people with gout disease.