Gout is a metabolic disorder and as we know it today, more than two systems of the body, take time to develop.
Human body is incredibly flexible and does not show any signs of illness or damage until 90% of damage has already taken place. It is like killing 90% of cells of the body and still be functional.
Gout is no exception. When you start taking an unnatural way of lifestyle which was not meant for you, your organs namely kidney, liver, intestine from the body.s which have roles in production and elimination of uric acid from the body take a toll on it. At first it looks okay to not exercise, to eat more, to have a stressful life, and more, but by the end of one year and I mean one year of your life doing all wrong to your body, you will have a realisation. Now let’s say you don’t have that realisation, I’m sure you will have it by the fifth year.
Gout is a disease which appears by either overproduction or under elimination of uric acid from the body. We do not need uric acid, once it is produced by liver and intestines. It has to be eliminated, from the body mainly by kidneys and intestines and partly by skin.
Now let’s say you started abusing your body, by drinking alcohol or eating more portions reached in during at a very young age. The time your body was okay, you had energy, used to work, work out, and some activities which helped elimination of waste from the body easily. But as you age, and still keep on abusing the body same way you were doing it when you were young, your body has changed now. The systems have become more sluggish, it takes longer to eliminate waste such as high-protein foods from the body. Your body produces more of uric acid and thus not able to eliminate it at the desired rate. This leads to adding up of the levels of uric acid in the blood.
At this stage, your body starts showing symptoms or maybe not just as yet. It depends on a few things which include your current and past lifestyle and eating habits. Some of the abuses which I see in most of the gout patients in general are the following:-
- Drinking less water.
- Drinking more iced water.
- Alcohol and beer.
- Eating more animal proteins.
- Eating less of vegetables.
- Eating less fruits.
- Drinking soft carbonated drinks.
- Drinking more sugary drinks.
- Eating more foods made from soy or drinking soy milk.
- Stress at work.
- Riding motorbike more often.
- Bathing with cold water in cold season or on regular basis.
- Sleeping in daytime.
- Slipping/working in low temperature air conditioning.
- No exercise for minimal movement of body.
- Sedentary lifestyle.
- Irregular sleep.
- And many more…
Many of us are having this type of lifestyle, but only 3% of global population see the actual disease why?
Because only 3% have organs prone to or weak enough to practices.
This happens with all the diseases.
So, in conclusion, you did not get out all of the sudden. It is what you change the ninth of an eventually lead to elevation of uric acid levels in your blood adding to that when a lifestyle went unfavourable enough, it led to showing of the symptoms of gout.