How much do you know about gout stones? If goutstone is left untreated for a long time, it can cause connective tissue hyperplasia, soft tissue destruction, and finally cause skin swelling, unevenness, joint deformity, and limited movement.
Gout stone, also known as gout nodule, is based on the onset of acute gouty arthritis, urate deposits in the joint cavity and surrounding tissues continue to increase, and local fibrous tissue hyperplasia is formed.
Where did gout stones come from?
Tophi is formed due to the low solubility of urate, which is easily precipitated and deposited under the skin. To the human body, it is a foreign body that can cause local inflammatory reactions. Goutstones occur in about half of patients with serum uric acid higher than 540 micromoles / liter, or mistreated for more than 10 years.
What are the characteristics of gout stones?
Goutstones are characterized by subcutaneous nodules that protrude from the surface of the skin. They are round or quasi-circular. Larger ones are like eggs and small ones are only the size of rice grains. It is relatively soft at first, and then gradually becomes tougher and harder. With the development of the disease and the history, the volume of tophi is gradually increased, the skin becomes thinner or the damage is broken, and white urate crystals can flow out.
Gout stones occur in these areas, do you know?
The best part of gout is often the part most often affected by gout. Surface tophnia mainly occurs in the joints of the toes, the back of the foot, the ankle, the joints of the fingers, the back of the hand, the wrist, the knee, the elbow and the auricle.
What are the hazards of tophi?
If goutstone is left untreated for a long time, it can cause connective tissue hyperplasia, soft tissue destruction, and finally cause skin swelling, unevenness, joint deformity, and limited movement. If ulceration occurs, especially tophus located on the foot, due to poor blood supply and long-term wear and tear, healing will be slower, which may lead to mobility disorders, or even stay in bed for a long time. In severe cases, amputation treatment is needed.
How to prevent and reduce the incidence of gout stones?
The longer the history of gout and the more severe hyperuricemia, the greater the number of gout stones and the larger the volume. On the contrary, if gout patients can strictly control the condition and the blood uric acid is controlled in the normal range for a long time, the chance of gout stones is less and smaller.
Therefore, the number and size of gout stones are a direct indicator of the severity of gout, the duration of the disease, and the level of blood uric acid. Only correcting hyperuricemia is the fundamental measure to prevent or reduce the occurrence and development of tophi. In life, we need to adjust the diet structure, exercise appropriately to lose weight, cooperate with doctors to stabilize uric acid levels, and control hyperuricemia.