Recent Advances in Understanding and Managing Gout
Abstract Gout is the most common crystal arthropathy and the leading cause of inflammatory arthritis. It is associated with functional impairment and, for many, a diminished health-related quality of life. Numerous studies have demonstrated the impact of gout and its associated conditions on patient morbidity and mortality. Unfortunately, gout remains under-diagnosed and under-treated in the general community. Despite major advances in treatment strategies, as many as 90% of patients with gout are poorly controlled or improperly managed and their hyperuricemia and recurrent flares continue. The introduction of novel urate-lowering therapies, new imaging modalities, and a deeper understanding of the pathogenesis of gout raise the possibility of better gout care and improved patient outcomes. Here, we spotlight recent advances in the diagnosis and management of gout and discuss novel therapeutics in gout treatment.
Bio-availability of Liquid Extracts vs. Capsules / Tablets
Why Take Liquid Extracts Over Capsules or Tablets?
Medical studies have shown that liquid extracts have faster absorption rates; higher optimization rates and is more easily digestible. Liquids may have a big advantage over pills when it comes to swallowing. Most people, especially the elderly and young children, tend to have more difficulty swallowing some pills. Generally, supplements in liquid form are much more readily broken down and absorbed. Additionally, it has been shown that liquids are more completely and quickly absorbed than most capsules and pills.
Real Health Interview with Vincent Tones about Lifetones Uric Acid Support
Vincent Tones: "There's three different types of acids in the body...three main forms. First, there's hydrochloric acid which is a good acid. It helps with digestion; to improve it.
Second is lactic acid; it's found in runners, people exercising, breathing a lot. In other words, they aren't getting their carbon dioxide out of the lungs, and that converts ultimately into a form of acid in the muscles which causes cramping, slow recovery time and muscles spasms.
Uric acid is the big problem child. It's due to our diets, our lifestyles, stress, medications, and predominantly man-made foods.Those all convert into a high-acidity type environment in the blood and works its way into the extremities. This is the one that causes crystals in the joints; it causes pain, arthritis, gout, fibromyalgia. So uric acid is probably the cause of almost every ailment, or amplifies the ailment and makes it worse."