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Can Gout Lead To Uremia

2015-02-07 09:15

Can Gout Lead To UremiaIf you have a improper diet for a long time, it does not only cause gout but also lead to kidney failure. Eventually uremia will happen. Well, how does gout cause uremia?

What is the cause of gout?

Gout is a painful form of inflammatory arthritis caused by elevated uric acid levels in the blood, also known as hyperuricemia. It usually develops after a number of years of buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints and surrounding tissues. Gout can be caused by inherited factor. Even without inherited factor, gout can also be triggered by consuming rich purine foods like beer, seafood, animal organs and hot pot for a long time.

The symptom of gout

The first symptom of gouty arthritis is typically the sudden onset of a hot, red and swollen joint. Even without treatment, the first attacks stop spontaneously after one to two weeks. While the pain and swelling completely go away, gouty arthritis commonly returns in the same joint or in another joint.

Can gout lead to uremia?

Arthritis and kidney disease are major complications of gout. Since arthritis can make people feel pain, patients will pay attention to it. However, kidney disease has no symptoms in the early stage, so many people do not know they have suffered from kidney disease. Gouty patients will develop kidney disease without awareness. Gouty nephropathy, also called uric acid nephropathy occurs when purine metabolism disorder leads to kidney lesion. About 17%-25% gouty patients die from kidney failure. Gouty patients occupies 1% dialysis before. But now the proportion is rising. It is predicted that kidney failure caused by gout and diabetes occupies 50% dialysis.

Overall, gout can lead to uremia. When you experience gout, you should take treatment as early as possible so as not to trigger kidney failure and other life threatening conditions.

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