DOI: 10.52403/gijhsr.20230304 ISSN:

A Clinical Study on the Efficiency of Homoeopathic Medicines in the Treatment of Gout with an Evaluation Based on Serum Uric Acid Level

Shibina K.
  • General Medicine

Gout was first described by “Hippocrates". The term ‘gout’ is derived from Latin word ‘gutta’ and French word ‘gote’, both meaning a drop of liquid. Hundred years ago the gout was thought to be caused by drops of viscous humors that seeped from blood into the joints. It has been known as “the disease of kings” because of its association with the kind of over indulgence in food and wine, which only the rich and powerful could afford. Among the lengthy list of metabolic disease, gout is by far the most common one arising either from the enzymatic malfunctioning of purine synthesis or metabolism resulting in the over production of uric acid or else its poor clearance due to faulty performance of the kidneys. Gout is the most common inflammatory arthritis worldwide; gout and hyperuricemia are on the rise owing mainly to dietary changes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome and increased age. In the past two decades the prevalence of gout has doubled owing mostly to changes in diet. Keywords: Gout, Homoeopathy, Serum Uric Acid Level, Tophi, podagra

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