As people age the possibility of their becoming prone to various health conditions increase. Gout is one such physical problem. Reports have suggested that between 1- 2% of the Western population may get affected by gout at some point in their life.
Whenever the body is up against any noxious stimuli, its in-built defense mechanism tries to counter the noxious stimuli to protect us from its ill effects. Noxious stimuli such as pathogens or toxins may damage cells resulting in inflammation.When cells get damaged, the immune response generates inflammation.The primary goal of such an inflammatory response is to remove the cause of cell injury or to remove the necrotic cell and tissue. Inflammation helps in initiating tissue repair.
Arthritis is a complex family of joint disorders that involves inflammation of one or more joints. It consists over 100 different diseases that destroy joints, bones, muscles and other connective tissues by hampering physical movement. Basically, arthritis is regarded as the disease of the elder ones, but children can also be affected by the same. An estimated, 70% individuals above the age of 65 in North America are affected by arthritis. This disease is common among women as compared to men and affects all races, groups and cultures.