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Ultimate Ways To Cure Gout

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The global prevalence of gout is rapidly increasing lately. In this article, we are going to confer on ‘what gout is?’ and the ways to cure gout. With no further wait, we shall chug away to the article to know about gout in-depth.

What is Gout?

Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis that could potentially attack people, those who have high levels of uric acid in the blood. This acid forms crystals that are needle-like in structure, when constantly prevails excessive in blood for a long period. Successively, these crystals deposits in tendon and tissues surrounding the joints to cause a swelling in the big toe that propagates excruciating pain - often followed by a trauma, such as illness or injury, which indicates a gout attack.

Who are affected?

As per a recent survey, gout affects about 1 in 200 adults, globally. It is also seen that men are affected more than women. The first gout attack in a person would typically be in the middle ages and sometimes it affects in young ages also. Moreover, it tends to run in some families also, as a genetic make-up that inherits the possibility of getting affected by gout. Thus, there is a family history of gout in about 1 in 5 cases.

How is it caused?

Uric acid is generally used to digest foods that we eat or drink every day. But, what if a body produces/contains excessive uric acid? This condition is called hyperuricemia, which is the foremost cause of gout. Persistent intake of high-protein foods, unhealthy diet regime, inadequate sleep, inefficient digestion process and under-excretion are the important factors that lead to the raise in uric acid levels, which ultimately results in attack of gout. Let’s further see about how to get rid of gout?

Symptoms/Causes

Obesity

High blood pressure

Bone marrow disorder

Lipid disorder

Inflammation and redness in joints

Intense joint pain

Lingering discomfort in the joints

Side effects

Gout usually affects one joint at a time, and there are high chances for it to affect other joints such as ankle, knee, etc. apart from the big toe, when left untreated. Untreated gout may also cause another problem called ‘Tophi’ – a painless but disfiguring lumps of crystal formed from uric acid, which could also lead to the formation of kidney stones. The gout is also associated with certain other health risks such as blood pressure, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, cardio vascular disease, etc.

Temporary Treatments

NSAID (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) is a combined form of corticosteroids and therapeutic agents that is used to treat the inflammation and to relieve from the pain caused by it. However, it is not a permanent treatment for this disease, but it gives a temporary relief. Hence, we could call it a ‘gout management’ but not a ‘Gout cure’.

Things to be avoided - When suffering from Gout

Hyperuricemia, which is the prime reason for gout, can occur if the body produces too much of uric acid or when the body does not excrete enough uric acid. To reduce the intensity of the gout attack, we must avoid certain foods such as,

High-Purine Foods

Alcoholic beverages

Seafood including herring, mussels, codfish, scallops, trout and haddock

Meats such as bacon, turkey, venison, and some organ meats such as liver

Moderate-Purine Foods

Meats such as beef, chicken, duck, pork, and harm

Shell-fish such as crab, lobster, oyster and shrimp

Herbal treatment for gout

The two medicines, GC and acidim helps greatly in the treatment for gout. GC helps to manage the body’s protein (purine) metabolism, which eventually reduces the uric acid generated. They together help to dissolve the existing uric crystals that are deposited in the joints. Here some natural remedies that assists reducing/curing gout.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar contains full of nutrients like potassium, which helps to reduce the uric acid formation, and balance the acidity. It also reduces the built-up toxin levels and even serves as an antibiotic. It is the most effective method for treating gout without any surgery.

Ginger root

Ginger act as an efficient anti-inflammatory agent. The gingerols and shogaol, active constituents of ginger, are used to reduce the swelling and pain caused by gout.

Baking soda

Baking soda, increases the blood and body fluids’ pH level and also makes the uric acid more soluble. It is the best way to decrease the uric acid level in the body.

Lemon juice

Lime juice is a well-known natural remedy for gout. Many gout sufferers drink freshly squeezed lemon in a glass of water, after meal to prevent gout attacks.

Cherries

Cherries are low-calorie, pigment-rich fruits that bears powerful anti-oxidant properties and anti-inflammatory agents, which could help to get over the inflammation caused by gout. In addition, cherries also helps to fight against cancers, jet lag and also heart diseases.

Thus there are many natural remedies, which will surely cure or control the gouts without any side effects, while most of the people think that a surgery is the only one way to get rid of it.

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