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.

Causes-

Renal Failure

Hyperparathyroidism

Use of Diuretics

Down’s syndrome

Excessive anger,

Night awakenind

Day sleeping

excessive traveling,

trauma,

Excessive physical exercises

excessive sexual activity

suppression of natural urges

Symptoms-

Joints become red,hot

Swelling over joints

Tenderness in joints

Nausea

Fatigue

Fever

Pricking pain in joints

Itching

Burning sensation.

Change of color of the skin

Pathogenesis-

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.

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Treatment-

Guduchi swarasa,guduchi kwath

Haritaki churna

Guggul Kalpa-Amruta guggul,kaishor guggul,rasnadi guggul.

Parushaka ghruta,dwipanchmula ghrit,Baladi ghrita,shravanyadi ghruta

Kashmaryadi Kwath,Dhatryadi Kwath

Panchkarma-

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

Pradeha-ointment application.