The classic symptoms of podagra is when the sick one feels pain around the joints of the thumbs. The thumbs are red and swollen. Even the slightest touch results in pain, and it can even cause a higher body temperature.
The pain is caused by crystals of uric acid, which are stored in the joint. If you don’t seek medical help, the pain will go away in a week, but the joint can be rendered numb for a while.
In the case of podagra, it is rare to feel pain in any other joints. Althouth the joints are the main painful areas, the podagra is a condition of the whole body. If it’s not treated, it can lead to kidney failure and in rare cases – death.
In the latter stages of the develepment of podagra there is an accumulation of uric acid in the tendons, and all joints. This is the case of chronic podagra. If you don’t want this to happen, after the first symptoms, the ill person should forget aboiut alcohol and overeating.
It is recommended to drink a lot of fluids, mainly alcaline mineral water. It protects from the potential appearance of kidney failure.