Posted by: Matt | 2013-02-03

gout sore joints. lethargy

Hi there Doc, 38 year old male of ectomorphic frame. He works very long hours and hardly exercises, very sedentary lifestyle. symptoms: discomfort on palpation of the feet on the metatarsals and big toe. Pain continuous in feet, knees, ankles and finger joints and wrists. Pain has developed quite a lot in the last two weeks. Patient works very long hours and diet consists of no breakfast, pasta for lunch and small supper often of takeaways. Patient takes supplements such as moducare for immunity and omega 3s.

Patient has a history of feeling tired throughout the day, consistent problems of hayfever, he is on fluticasone which is used every day. I bvelieve this could be gout? Are there just dietary changes that could assist with this gout? Or an over the counter medication? What are your thoughts on alkaline based products such as Dr. Auers Base Powder? Is it actually necessary to flood the body with these sorts of supplements?
What should be done of the constant lethargy? Perhaps a milld case of yuppy flu?
Many thanks for your help

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I sincerely doubt that his symptoms are due to gout. Gout usually attacks one joint at a time and will definately not be symmetrical, affecting ankles, knees, finger joints etc. It is possible that he is suffering from arthritis and he will have to consult a doctor for blood tests and x-rays. Arthritis can be associated with fatigue. The doctor will also have to screen for diabetes, hypothyroidism, electrolyte disturbance, vitamin B deficiency etc. His malaise can have multiple causes but it will be best to address the possible arthritis and then focus on a better diet and exercise regime. All the expensive supplements will not be necessary if he follows a well balanced diet.


Dr Anrich

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