Every day, there are billions of body cells dies and these dead cells must be broken down for disposal. The process or breaking down the DNAs produces enormous amount of purines that must be sent to the liver for degradation to uric acid and then sent to the kidneys for disposal in the form of urine.
Naturally, this purine and uric acid disposal cycle should work fine for a healthy person for as long as he lives. But since the beginning of rapid development, human diet and lifestyle had changed greatly and this lead to various forms of internal body pollutions. We can only notice the effects of the internal body pollution when symptoms of illnesses occur. Gout is the mild one, the serious ones are diabetes, hypertension and cancer.
Due to the huge amount of synthetic chemicals you have taken over the years, and this had greatly burdened kidneys and a day will come when this pair of organs cannot cope with the purine disposal task anymore and causes high uric acid build up in the blood.
This excess uric acid will slowly sips into other parts of the body and one of the popular hide out spots of uric acid is the synovial fluid in the joints. When the concentration of uric acid increases until a stage of saturation where it cannot be dissolved anymore, urate crystals will start to form. And these tiny urate crystals will slowly damage the internal surfaces of the joints and cause severe inflammation and pain which is known gout.
The pain from the gouty inflammation is so severe that even a light blow of wind can cause a shock of pain rushing into the brain. An accidental kick on something will make the patient cries in pain. Words cannot explain how terrible the gout pain is, only those who ever suffered a gout attack can understand the awful torture.
The work and social life of a person suffering from gout is greatly jeopardized by the swollen toe. He cannot wear shoes and sometimes he cannot even stand up properly even with the help of walking stick. A gently light touch of the swollen foot on the floor can send that person screaming in pain.
How to go to work when you cannot even walk to the toilet by yourself? Imagine the sadness and pain felt by your loved ones when they see you suffering in pain. What adds up to the pain is when the gout drugs prescribed by the doctors cannot really help much. Many gout patients suffer from depression because it seems like there is no end to this gouty nightmare.
As a matter of fact, gout can be managed or even reversed as long as you know how to lower down the high uric acid concentration in the body. High uric acid in blood or hyperuricemia can cause serious health complications over a long period of time. Hyperuricemia will eventually lead to the formation of uric acid crystals which kick start the gout flare. If high uric acid is not managed and treated properly, it will eventually cause serious damage to kidneys and joints.