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Gout treatment and prevention with our Board-Certified Rheumatologist

Gout Treatment and Prevention Encinitas CA

As we age, we may experience a range of medical conditions that can affect our overall health and wellness. This includes conditions such as gout. Our Board-Certified Rheumatologist, Dr. Peter Lloyd, at Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center of Encinitas, California, is here to educate you on the symptoms, prevention, and treatment of gout and other situations where care from a skilled rheumatologist may be in order! What is gout? Gout is a unique condition that can become highly problematic for patients. This particular condition occurs when there is an excessive amount of uric acid in the body. This results in the development of … Continue reading

Tips for preventing Gout

Learn About Gout Prevention Tips Near Me Encinitas Area

Gout is a form of arthritis that can cause painful symptoms during a flare-up. Caused by a build-up of uric acid in the joints, flare-ups can appear suddenly with persistent discomfort. At Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center in Encinitas, California, we help patients manage flare-ups of gout through various methods; however, there are some lifestyle changes you can make to prevent your risk of future attacks. Tips for preventing gout Alter your diet High uric acid levels in the blood lead to needle-like crystals accumulating in your joints, which causes pain in a gout attack. Uric acid is produced by … Continue reading

Encinitas, CA specialist gets to know your gout symptoms for relief, effective treatment options

Gout Treatment Options at Seaside Rheumatology & Wellness Center in Encinitas CA Area

Gout is often characterized by sudden “attacks” of intense joint pain that lingers, alongside swelling, a sensation of heat, and movement-limiting stiffness. To get relief from frequently debilitating symptoms requires an understanding of those symptoms. But this complicated form of arthritis is often mistaken for psoriatic arthritis (and other forms of arthritis) as well as pseudogout, which is a build-up of calcium – not uric acid – crystals in the joints. As a board-certified rheumatologist, Dr. Peter Lloyd is knowledgeable of and experienced with musculoskeletal and systemic autoimmune diseases, which informs the effective gout treatment options in Encinitas, CA at … Continue reading

From injectable to oral options, treatments for gout in Encinitas, CA ease attacks, prevent flares

Treatments for Gout in Encinitas Ca Area

Relief from the pain, stiffness, swelling, and inflammation caused by gout often involves medications. The choice of medication that board-certified rheumatologist Dr. Peter Lloyd may prescribe depends, partly, on your current health status and personal preferences. Treatments for gout in Encinitas, CA at Dr. Lloyd’s office, Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center, may address both acute attacks and help to prevent future flare-ups. The effective intervention also helps to reduce the risk of complications, such as tophi, which is a build-up of urate crystals around the joints. Gout medications commonly include prednisone and other corticosteroids. These drugs control inflammation and pain. … Continue reading

Recommended gout treatment options and medications for Encinitas area patients

Recommended Gout Treatment Options and Medications for Encinitas Area Patients

At Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center, we believe in providing patients in the area of Encinitas, CA with a wide range of treatment options for a number of conditions. Men and women who have been diagnosed with gout but are having trouble managing it with their current medications may want to speak to a professional about alternative options. Gout treatment can vary from patient to patient for many reasons, so taking into account the different factors at play is just one specialty of Dr. Peter Lloyd. What is gout? Many patients who have inflammatory arthritis may be dealing with gout. … Continue reading

Get gout under control! Foods that cause gout, as explained by your Encinitas CA rheumatologist

Foods That Cause Gout in Encinitas CA area

Food has long been linked to gout. In fact, it’s been called the “disease of kings,” because gout tended to afflict the rich and wealthy. The famously overindulgent King Henry VIII is the stereotypical gout sufferer. In modern times this intensely painful form of arthritis can affect most anyone. In ancient times, rich foods such as meats and wine were only within the reach of the rich. Nowadays, these and other “gouty” foods are available across socioeconomic levels. What remains true is the undeniable connection between diet and attacks of gout defined by sudden, sharp joint swelling and redness. Foods … Continue reading

Rheumatologist explains the causes of gout and effective treatment options in Encinitas, CA

Gout Causes and Treatments in Encinitas CA area

Gout is a painful but common type of arthritis that can strike anyone. Learning about the causes and symptoms of gout can help patients better understand the disease and make an informed choice about which treatments they want to pursue. Dr. Peter Lloyd, Board certified rheumatologist at Seaside Rheumatology in Encinitas, CA, understands how much a gout flare-up can negatively impact your life and is here to help you every step of the way. What is gout? A form of arthritis that is caused by excessive amounts of uric acid building up in the bloodstream. It causes swelling, stiffness, and … Continue reading

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