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Leong Keng Hong Arthritis and Medical Clinic has presented a presentation on Gout and its symptoms, causes and treatments in Singapore. A/Prof. Leong Keng Hong is a Consultant Rheumatologist at Gleneagles Medical Centre and the owner of Leong Keng Hong Arthritis and Medical Clinic, Singapore. He is an Adjunct Associate professor of Yong Yoo Lin School Of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He and his expert panel in the centre provide treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, gout, scleroderma, osteoarthritis and other rheumatological problems. To find more information visit here – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Get Your Gout Problem Solved at Specialized Arthritis and Medical Clinics in Singapore


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Get Your Gout Problem Solved at Specialized
Arthritis and Medical Clinics in Singapore
A/Prof Leong Keng Hong Senior Consultant
Rheumatologist
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Gout
Gout is a kind of arthritis characterized by
recurrent attacks of acute inflammatory
arthritis-a red, hot swollen joint. The most
commonly affected region is the
metatarsal-phalangeal joint at the base of the
big toe. Gout is caused due to increased level of
uric acid in blood which crystallizes and gets
deposited in the joints, tendons and neighboring
tissues causing inflammation, swelling and pain.
(image resource http//www.gnet.org/gout-no-long
er-just-the-affliction-of-kings/)
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Signs and Symptoms
  • Gout has following signs and symptoms
  • Warmth, pain, swelling, and extreme tenderness
    in the joints, usually a big toe joint. This
    symptom is called podagra.
  • Very red or purplish skin around the affected
    joint. The joint may be infected.
  • Limited movement in the affected joint.
  • Peeling and itching of the skin around the
    affected joint as the gout gets better.
  • Gout may lead to inflammation of the fluid sacs
    (bursae) that cushion the tissues, particularly
    in the elbow (olecranon bursitis) and knee
    (prepatellar bursitis).
  • Gout can also affect the joints of the feet,
    ankles, knees, wrists, fingers, and elbows.
  • Symptoms may occur after an illness or surgery.

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Causes
  • Gout can seem to flare up without any specific
    cause. However, the causes of gout can be-
  • Certain conditions related to diet and body
    weight, such as being overweight, eating a diet
    rich in meat and seafood (high-purine foods), and
    drinking too much alcohol.
  • There are many medicines that may increase uric
    acid concentration, such as regular use of
    aspirin or niacin or use of medicines that reduce
    the amount of salt and water in the body
    (diuretics).
  • Major illness or certain medical conditions,
    such as rapid weight loss or high blood pressure.

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Treatment
Home Treatment To decrease the pain of an
attack- rest the affected joint until the attack
eases, elevate painful joints, use ice to reduce
the swelling and take non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) to reduce pain.
(image resource http//www.top10homeremedies.com
/home-remedies/home-remedies-for-gout.html)
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Medicine choices
This treatment uses short and long term
medicines. Short-term medicines such as NSAIDS,
Colchicine and corticosteriods, etc can be used
to reduce pain and inflammation during acute
attack. Long term medicines are used to lower
uric acid levels in blood. These medicines
include -Uricosuric agents, Xanthine oxidase
inhibitors, Colchicine and Pegloticase
(Krystexxa). If gout symptoms appear off
and on without treatment for more than 10 years,
uric acid crystals may have been built up to form
tophi. If tophi are causing infection, pain,
pressure, and deformed joints, the doctor may be
able to treat them with medicines. But if gout
conditions dont respond to medication, the
doctors may recommend a surgery to remove them.
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These treatment methods and procedures are
available at many speciality clinics in
Singapore. One of such clinics is Leong Keng Hong
Arthritis and Medical Clinic in Singapore which
offers services to cure- joint pain arthritis,
osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic
lupus erythematosus (SLE), inflammatory muscle
disease (eg. polymyositis, dermatomyositis),
scleroderma, systemic sclerosis, gout and many
more.
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CONCLUSION
Gout, if not treated on time, becomes horribly
painful and unbearable. So as soon as any of the
signs and symptoms of gout appears, one should
immediately consult a specialist. In Singapore,
there are many clinics where treatment for gout
is provided and one of them is Leong Keng Hong
Arthritis and Medical Clinic. It provides all the
treatment facilities and services to cure gout.
Thats why one should visit a renowned and
specialized clinic that assures results in little
time.
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  • MBBS (Singapore)
  • Master of Medicine (Singapore)
  • Doctor of Medicine

A/Prof Leong Keng Hong Senior Consultant
Rheumatologist
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, (Singapore)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
    (Edinburgh)

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Operating Hours Monday to Saturday 9 am to
12.30pm Monday to Friday 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Close on Sunday PH
Tel (65) 6472 4337 Fax (65)
6472 0691 Email info_at_leongkenghong.com Webs
ite www.leongkenghong.com
Leong Keng Hong Arthritis and Medical Clinic 6
Napier Road, 04-18 Gleneagles Medical Centre,
Singapore 258499
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