Foot Doctor writes Colichicine works to stop the misery of gout
Authored by Dr. Burton S. Schuler,
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In a almost 900 word article Authored by Dr. Burton S. Schuler, foot doctor, podiatrist of Panama City Fl wrote an piece for Gout Awareness Day called, All about Colchicine and Gout
This article was immediately indexed by Google and appeared on page 1 of the Google News Section under the term Gout.
Schuler explained that Gout is a abnormal increase in the blood of a chemical known as n uric acid. Dr. Schuler went on to say that the hall mark of gout is the incredible amount of pain it causes. And, that in fact gout is among one of the three most painful conditions you can have, kidney stones and shingles being the other two. Swelling of the feet and ankle is also associated with this
Colichicine most often has been the first drug used in the treatment of a acute gouty attacks. It has been used since the 1700’s.
Dr. Schuler wrote that Benjamin Franklin, had gout, and was reputed to have introduced colchicine as a therapy in the United States. Normally it is used when the first acute, crushing pain occurs with gout. first hits. Besides Colchicine three other drugs are used in the first phase of a painful gouty attack. They are phenylbutazone, indomethacin, and corticosteroids (or ACTH).
Dr. Burton S. Schuler also said
“Happily Colichicine works almost magically to to stop the miserable terrible pain from a gouty attack” .
It works normally within several hours to start to decrease the pains and swelling causing the great pain of the joints, with completely relieved in from one to two days. The drugs works much better if it is started immediately after the start of the painful attack
DOSE: . As stated above the patient should start it at the first appearance of symptoms of a gouty attack. .The normal dose when it first appears is to take one or two .5 mg pill every 2 hours until pain decreases or until you get some side effects like diarrhea, nausea or vomiting occurs. This goes on for one day.
SIDE EFFECTS: As with any medications there are with Colchicine The most common side effects of colchicine are nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, muscle pain diarrhea difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat..
Please see below Dr, Schuler’s video about Gout
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. Burton S. Schuler foot doctor, foot specialist, podiatrist of Panama City, Fl and the director of the Ambulatory Foot Clinics Podiatric Pain Management Center and is a leading authority on the Morton’s Toe, Long Second Toe and it associated problems. He is the author of the newly published book about The Morton’s Toe, Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts In the Foot. The book is published by the La Luz Press, Inc and is disturbed national by the Cardinal Publishing Group. Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts In The Foot, is the story of how one bone in your foot could be the real reason for pains thru out your whole body. It is important because it offer the public new information about why millions of people suffer everyday with aches and pains, and offers new hope to get rid of problems they believed they would have to live with forever. It literally can be the “medical missing link”