Treatments to Ease Gout Pain
Gout is a form of arthritis that causes often severe
inflammation of the joints and is one of the oldest conditions
Patients report feelings of sharp severe pain accompanied
with excessive swelling. Gout often affects people at the
extremities, with the big toe often suffering the brunt of the
swelling. Other areas that are often affected include the
hands, wrists, ankles, and feet.
Treatments for gout have a strong success rate. To
control the amount of uric acid produced by your body, your
doctor will prescribe special medications.
The most popular of these is a drug called allopurinol. Make
note of the facts that allopurinol has been linked to skin
sores, inflammation of blood vessels and liver toxicity.
Another popular drug treatment option is the drug colchicines.
Colchincines has its own equally toxic side effects. It helps
relieve the inflammation and pain associated with the
NSAID class drugs may also be prescribed. These are
non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen. Aspirin
is not recommended for treating the symptoms of gout. Proper
diet and some form of regular physical exercise are also an
important part of treating gout.
Natural Treatments for Gout
Since the basic cause of Gout is
usually found in the diet, that is a good place to begin to
prevent any further Gout symptoms and to get rid of a current
Try adding vitamin B5 since a deficiency of pantothenic acid
allows a build up of excess uric acid. Studies on animals have
shown that a deficiency of vitamin A can cause gout.
Cherries and Strawberries in a fresh raw form neutralize
uric acid so make sure to make them a staple in your
diet. If you are currently suffering from Gout symptoms,
eat only raw fruits and vegetables for the next couple of weeks
and make sure cherries and strawberries make up a big portion
Avoid Meat -- it is extremely high in uric acid.
You need to be drinking plenty of water. Just water --
no alcohol because it increases the production of uric
acid. Remember that water is the means to flush toxins
such as uric acid from your body.
It is no wonder that gout used to be associated only with
the rich and gluttony. You need to avoid all sugars and
rich foods like cake and gravies and all fried foods.
Treatments for gout to both prevent and cure all involve a
change in diet. Certainly you may indulge in an occasional
piece of cake or pie or a bottle of beer or even the french
fries. They just cannot be an every day staple.
Certainly while in the agony of a current Gout attack, you
must live with a very restrictive diet in order to quickly
speed the end of pain.
While you don't need to completely give up caffeine or eggs,
you should limit your intake of them as well as any yeast
While gout symptoms usually have a sudden onset caused by
excess within a short time, being overweight is most definitely
a strong contributor to this condition. Lose some weight,
but do it smart. No crash diets or severly restricted
types of food diets. These will only increase the amout
of uric acid in your body.
As soon as possible start walking. Nothing helps clear
the body of toxins quite like exercise combined with distilled