What is Pseudogout? And Its Difference from Gout?

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What are the worst foods for pseudogout and what about vitamin mineral therapy?
Diet is irrelevant to pseudogout. Pseudogout isn't a gout, gout is caused by elevated uric acid, which is associated with purine intake from foods. Pseudogout is caused by accumulation of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals in the joint, it's associated with aging. The calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals accumulate as people get older. If you have developed Pseudogout, you need to get medication, but eat anything you want, it's okay.
How is Pseudogout treated?
It can also be called calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition or cartilage calcification, which is synovitis induced by calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystallization.
Pseudogout can generally be divided into 4 categories:
1 familial;
2 sporadic (unexplained);
3 secondary to other metabolic diseases, such as hyperparathyroidism, gout, hepatolenticular degeneration, etc.;
4 after trauma or surgery.
Unlike gout, pseudogout is not significantly associated with the production and excretion of inorganic pyrophosphate. The acute exacerbation of pseudo-gout is mostly caused by the loss of crystallization from cartilage to the bursa, and the factors that promote the shedding may be many, such as trauma, parathyroid surgery, and another acute inflammatory arthritis.
Treatment mainly includes symptomatic treatment (analgesia) and treatment for primary disease.
Doctors usually give you pain pills, if you want, ask the doctor for joint drainage. They will use a needle to remove some of the joint fluid, which helps to remove some of the crystals at the same time. After that you can feel relieved.
What meds are recommended for pseudogout??
Treatment is pain reliever, starting from OTC drugs, to prescription include NSAIDs, colchicine, corticosteroid.
What medication is recommended for pseudogout. Will the doctor recommend medication?
What do you want? More symptoms ?