Read online or download a free book: Gout And Its Cure
Publisher: TheClassics.us (12 Sept. 2013)
By: James Compton Burnett(Author)
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... THE HEART AND KIDNEY AFFECTIONS FOLLOWING IN THE WAKE OF GOUT. Having gone over some of the main points in the treatment of the gouty attack and the goutydiathesis, we come now to a consideration of those affections of heart and kidneys that follow in the wake of gout; and indeed it is here that we have the most difficult duties to perform and the most complicated problems to solve. I mention the heart and kidney affections as being of primary and vital importance; but in truth there is no single part of the economy that remains in a really sound condition, for with cardiac deterioration there is, pari passu, also a degraded state of the arteries certainly, and perhaps of the veins, and in equal step with this the liver is inadequate, the digestion is painful and laborious, the bowels constipated, the throat may be relaxed and catarrhal, and attacks of angina pectoris, gastralgia, and " spasms" are far from infrequent. The skin, too, is almost sure to show signs of malnutrition, eczema being very common; and vascular naevi, senile warts, and the like are very often met with. It necessarily lies beyond the scope of this volume to discuss the treatment for all these ailments, but a short glance at the main medicines will not be out of place. A very frequently indicated remedy is gold--Aitrum, either the Aurum metallicum, the Aurum muriaticum, or the Aurum muriaticum natronatum. And this remedy is all the more frequently called for on account of the past history of some of the worst cases of post-arthritic heart affections. Strophanthus-A. generally use the first centesimal dilution--helps much, notably where the mischiet lies as between and concerning the liver and the right side of the heart. Where fatty decay is a prominent feature...
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