In Ayurveda it is called as ‘Vatarakta”. It mainly affects the small joints in the body. It is more common in mens than females. In females it occurs before the age of menopause.
It is the type of arthritis in which deposition of uric acid occurs in the cartilages of the joints. Gout first affects the big toe causing it to swell and become very painful. In the next stages it spreads to the ankles, knees, joints of hands and feet, the wrist and elbow.
It also cause swelling and inflammation of joints,,swelling of muscle tendon and its covering(tenosynovitis),swelling of joint space (bursitis),fluid collection in cavity (cellulitis) and kidney diseases like renal calculi.
Use of Diuretics
Excessive physical exercises
excessive sexual activity
suppression of natural urges
Joints become red,hot
Swelling over joints
Tenderness in joints
Pricking pain in joints
Change of color of the skin
Due to increased intake of spicy,sour,salty,alkaline and heavy food Vitiation (impairment) of vata dosha and rakt dhatu happened. This impaired doshas travel goes in to circulation through out the body and get accumulated at the smaller joints causing damage to the tissues and bones of the joint resulting in vatarakt.
Guduchi swarasa,guduchi kwath
Guggul Kalpa-Amruta guggul,kaishor guggul,rasnadi guggul.
Parushaka ghruta,dwipanchmula ghrit,Baladi ghrita,shravanyadi ghruta
Kashmaryadi Kwath,Dhatryadi Kwath
Snehayukta Virechana-unctous or rough mild purgatives
Basti- Medicated enema
Alternate basti of sneha dravya and niruha dravya
Raktamokshana-Withdrawl of blood through Leech or Siravedh
Abhyangam-with the help of Pinda tail or Amrutadya Tail