出處: 北台灣中醫醫學雜誌 ； 5卷2期 (2013 / 12 / 01) pp.13 - 24
Gout is a inflammatory disease caused by deposition of monosodium urate crystals within joints, cartilage, bursa, tendon and soft tissue after hyperuricaemia. The natural history of patients with gout and clinical manifestations can be divided into the following four stages: Asymptomatic Hyperuricemia, Acute Gouty Arthritis, Chronic Tophaceous Gout, Gouty nephropathy. Chinese medicine have different treatments according to different stage. For example, acute gouty arthritis is treated as damp-heat pattern. Chronic tophi is treated as transforming phlegm and stasis, softening hardness and dispersing accumulations. Gouty nephropathy is treated as supplementing kidney and transforming stasis, clear heat and dispelling dampness. Although hyperuricemia is the most important factor causes gout, but about 90 percent of people hyperuricemia life without the disease, only about 10% of people will become gout. On the basis of this, we can infer that daily health care for the prevention of gout is very important. If we can indeed perform according to items contained in this article. The vast majority of patients with gout can be well controlled. For the prevention and treatment of gout has great value.