Pseudo gout (SOO-doe gout) is a form of arthritis that is characterized by sudden, painful swelling in one or more of your joints. These episodes can last for days or weeks. The joint most commonly affected is the knee.
Often referred to as calcium pyrophosphate deposit disease or CPPD, the term “pseudo gout” was coined for the similarity of the disease to gout. Crystal deposits in a compound cause both conditions, although the type of crystal is different for each condition. Pseudo gout Treatment in Nizamabad
It’s not known why crystals form in your joints and cause pseudo gout, but the risk increases as you get older. Treatments can help relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
Pseudo gout most commonly affects the knees. The wrists and ankles are less commonly affected. In many cases there are no symptoms. However, the following joints are usually affected during a pseudo gout attack:
- Very painful
Pseudo gout has been linked to the presence of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals in the affected joint. These crystals become more numerous with age and appear in almost half of the population over 85 years of age. But most people who have these crystalline deposits never develop pseudo gout. It is not known why some people have symptoms and others do not.
Factors that can increase your risk of pseudogout include:
- Older age. The risk of developing pseudogout increases with age.
- Joint trauma. Joint trauma, such as severe injury or surgery, increases the risk of pseudogout in that joint.
- Genetic disorder. In some families, a predisposition to develop pseudogout is hereditary. These people tend to develop pseudogout at a younger age. Pseudogout Treatment in Nizamabad
- Mineral imbalances. The risk of pseudogout is higher in people who have too much calcium or iron in their blood, or too little magnesium.
- Other diseases. Pseudogout has also been linked to an underactive thyroid or an overactive parathyroid. Pseudogout Treatment in Nizamabad.