By Alvin Hopkinson
Gout is a form of rheumatic arthritis that attacks the joints,
tendons, and other tissues. Most gout patients, about 90% are
men over the age of 40. Women who are menopausal and/or take
medications for high blood pressure have a predisposition to
develop the condition. Natural treatment for gout has become
particularly popular in recent years as it is preferred over
traditional medical treatments.
People who suffer from gout have an increased concentration of
uric acid in the bloodstream. Often referred to as ‘gouty
arthritis,’ gout attacks are extremely painful and sneak up on
its victims suddenly. The build- up of uric acid form hard
crystals that are deposited in the joints causing swelling,
redness, tenderness, warmth, and inflammation in the affected
The big toe is the most common joint to be affected; however,
gout is known to also affect the elbows, knees, fingers, wrists,
and ankles. Acute gout attacks must be treated by a physician to
lessen the initial pain and deter future attacks. In most cases,
the gout patient is prescribed anti- inflammatory medications,
yet they also recommend natural treatment for gout.
The ultimate goal for acute gout attack therapy is to reduce the
level of uric acid in the body. Natural treatments will not only
decrease the production of uric acid, but it is also essential
for reducing the amount of purine ingestion.
Purine is normally broken down into the uric acid and excreted
by the kidney and then disposed thru urine. Too much purine can
cause the kidney to malfunction. Gout patients must avoid foods
high in purine which increases the levels of uric acid in the
Natural treatment for gout is effective in that you are free of
severe side effects that medications cause and it helps to
improve the body’s overall health. Natural treatments used to
manage gout and decreases the risks for future acute attacks
Alcohol increases the production of uric acid and reduces the
kidney’s ability to properly excrete the acid.
Drinking Adequate Amounts of Fluids
Drinking excess amounts of fluids, especially water, not only
dilutes the urine and lessen the risks of hard crystal
formulation, it also prevents the risks of kidney stones.
Implement stress- free activities, such as exercise and stress-
reduction techniques. Stress generally exuberate gout.
Eliminate or Reduce Niacin
Niacin aggravates gout because it raises uric acid levels in the
body. (Generally taken to control cholesterol levels)
Eat 1/2 lb of cherries each day (canned, frozen, or fresh) for a
week. The cherries will reduce the agonizing pain.
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