Gout is a common and complex type of arthritis that can strike people of all ages.
When it strikes, the patient will not only experience sudden pain in the affected joints, but also edema and inflammation. In severe cases, the disease may not only cause damage to the joints, but also to other organs such as the kidneys. This shows how harmful gout can be to the body.
In order to prevent gout, we must first understand the disease from various aspects. According to clinical data, men are more likely to have gout attacks than women.
What are the causes of gout in men?
Most men like to drink, whether at work or in life, the frequency of men drinking is usually higher than that of women.
The intake of large amounts of alcohol will lead to a constant rise in the value of uric acid in the body, and will inhibit the discharge of uric acid in the body. Generally speaking, the amount of uric acid produced and excreted in the body should be equal every day to maintain a balanced uric acid level.
Once the amount of uric acid intake is greater than the amount of excretion, it is easy to lead to high levels of uric acid in the body, which will eventually lead to gout.
In addition, alcohol has a certain degree of irritation to various parts of the body, a long time a large intake of alcohol will lead to a decline in the immunity of the male body, which in turn affects the metabolic function of the body.
2, too much pressure
In life, most men are the backbone of a family, so they need to carry a lot of pressure.
This leads to a lot of men’s spirits in a state of excessive tension for a long time, so it will lead to a large number of brain cells to die.
The genetic material of the dead brain cells will release a lot of purines, and when these purines are not eliminated from the body in time, the uric acid level in men’s bodies will continue to rise.
In addition, the great stress of life causes the metabolism and endocrine level in men to be disturbed, making the discharge of uric acid obstructed, which eventually leads to the onset of diseases such as hyperuricemia or gout.
When purines cannot be metabolized out of the body normally, the uric acid in the body will also continue to rise, causing gout.
3, excessive obesity
Because men are not like women, they have high standards of strict requirements for themselves in terms of body shape, so the obesity rate of men is often much higher than that of women.
According to scientific research, the amount of uric acid generation is usually proportional to the degree of obesity. In other words, the higher the rate of obesity, the greater the amount of uric acid produced in the human body.
In addition, excessive obesity will lead to metabolic disorders in the human body, leading to a variety of metabolic diseases, and then affect the uric acid discharge, over time will lead to gout.
4, diet factors
Most men tend not to restrain their appetite when eating, for their favorite meat and all kinds of seafood, will choose to eat a lot of intake.
Whether it is meat or seafood, which contains a lot of purines, the amount of purines excreted in the human body every day is limited, once too much intake, it is likely that the purines can not be metabolized out of the situation.
When the above situation occurs repeatedly, men’s bodies are likely to have gout attacks.
These are some of the common causes of gout attacks in men. The reason why men are more likely to suffer from gout than women is that, in addition to the above-mentioned reasons, it is also related to the higher uric acid level in the body and the low level of estrogen.
Therefore, in daily life, men should pay more attention to the prevention of gout, not only to moderate diet, try to drink less alcohol, but also to do more moderate intensity aerobic exercise, so as to effectively reduce the rate of gout attacks.