1: Pain In The Toe
gout patients usually encounter podagra as a symptom first, which is an intense pain in the big toe. It is one of the primary signs of gout and it denotes that there are high levels of uric acid in the diet. The discomfort can stay around for hours or even days, spreading all over the foot, hands, wrist and knees. This occurs when purines are broken down in a diet that contains mackerel, anchovies, beer or beef liver.
What normally happens with uric acid is it gets excreted through urine after passing by the kidneys. This means that high amounts of uric acid will give the body a hard time getting rid of it effectively. This, in turn, generates a build-up of too much uric acid in the joints and especially down the toe which ends up with that unbearable pain or even the inability to walk as usual.
Don’t click off yet! There are more symptoms of gout in the next pages that are also worthy of acknowledgment.