Psuedogout and Gout:
calcium deposits, unlike uric
acid deposits found in Gout.
Anyone can develop
Nearly half of all
occur in the knee.
What is Pseudogout??
Pseudogout involves the accumulation of calcium pyrophosphate crystals within the joint and surrounding tissue. Much like Gout, these crystals can jab at the affected joint creating and intense and painful attack.
This disease can mimic Osteoarthritis and RA, as well as gout. Much like Gout, the onset can be sudden and last anywhere from several days, to weeks. More than half of these attacks occur in the knee, whereas with Gout, most begin in the big toe.
Arthrocentesis, synovial fluid removal from the affected joint, can help determine whether the formation is calcium or uric acid based. While painful, this is generally the most effective way to detect and rule out other types of Arthritis.
Many would argue that diet, unlike in Gout, can cause or lessen the chances of Pseudogout attacks. We find it important to treat all Inflammatory Conditions much the same way. We are truly fooling ourselves to believe that diet and lifestyle do not play important roles in our health conditions and general body malfunctions. While genetic pre-disposition offers a significant role in the development of these conditions, families also tend to follow similar diets and lifestyle patterns placing them at the same risks as their predecessors.
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