Gout Essay

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What is Gout and How it is treated
Kyle C. Cupp
DuBois Area High School


What is Gout and How is it Treated Gout is a semi common form of Arthritis that can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. As it stands there is no known cure for gout as it is a deposit of crystal structures deposited in the joins. Medicine for gout is mostly tries to stop flare ups to help people be more comfortable. Gout is very painful and crippling affliction that can cause a lot of damage to joints and connective tissue and in the medical world there is not a definite cure for gout. LIving with someone with gout INdomethacin and allopurinol have the best ability to treat and prevent flare ups in gout patients.
Gout is a disease that is caused by a metabolic disorder known as Hyperuricemia.
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Its main objective is to get rid of gout from the kidneys. This type of treatment is given by syringe at your doctor's office it isn’t a pill like many of the other types of treatments. (Pegloticase 2017)
Ketorolac is a very powerful drug that is even compared to opioids and morphine. To have the anti inflammatory effect it has to higher doses and a patient is usually only kept on it for about 5 days. While it can be an anti inflammatory it still has the effects of a drugs such as opioids and morphine. It is only considered in extreme cases and would not make a very good long term effective drug (Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory drugs 2017).
Meloxicam is another type of drug used to treat gout. It is a selective cox 2 inhibitor. It inhibits prostaglandins. “Prostaglandins also protect the lining of the stomach and intestines from the damaging effects of acid, promote blood clotting by activating platelets, and also affect kidney function (Ogbru, A, 2016).” It is extremely selective even with prostaglandins so that it is more thorough (Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory drugs
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