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November 18, 2020
In this article we look at what causes gout, the symptoms, risk factors and how to treat it naturally.
Gout is a particularly painful form of crystalline or inflammatory arthritis that affects between 4 and 6% of the population. Gout causes joints such as feet, knees, wrists and elbows to become swollen, stiff, and intensely painful.
Gout is most often related to genetics and exacerbated by lifestyle and food choices. It is the result of the body producing too much uric acid as it breaks down purines which are commonly found in meats, seafood, legumes, alcohol, fructose, yeast and some vegetables. In other words, high consumption of proteins plays a role in the development of gout.
If you have too much uric acid your kidneys are unable to keep up, which results in the formation of needle-like crystals in a joint that cause intense pain.
You’re most likely to suffer from gout if –
The first sign of a gout attack is frequently pain starting in your big toe. This happens about 50% of the time. The pain is greatest in the first 12-24 hours and may go away on it’s own after 7-10 days, but may last for weeks with the pain ebbing and flowing.
You’ll notice severe pain in your feet, ankles, knees, hips, wrists, hans, fingers or back. Even the weight of a sheet or clothing is intolerable.
The affected joints become swollen, warm to touch, and often appear red or even purple. You may have a fever, and you may even experience lumps or bumps at the joints.
A Gout attack will happen more often in the middle of the night.
If you don't do something to reduce the causes and risk factors of gout it's likely that you'll experience recurring attacks which may last longer, affect more joints and be more painful.
Other effects include -
If you suffer from a gout attack it’s best to see your doctor to ensure that it is gout, to rest, ice it down, watch your diet, and stay hydrated.
There are four categories of foods to avoid or minimise if you suffer from gout.
Consult your health practitioner with regard to medications but the following medications may aggravate gout symptoms – diuretics, aspirin, cyclosporine (a common treatment for auto-immune patients), levodopa (a common treatment for Parkinson’s disease).
There are a number of natural remedies which may help the healing cycle, and provide pain relief without the side effects of many pharmaceutical solutions.
The following has been recommended by Earl Mindell in the Vitamin Bible as helpful for gout sufferers:
Caution – large amounts of Niacin can interfere with the control of uric acid bringing on gout attacks in people who are predisposed to the condition, with multiple risk factors.
If you suffer from gout there are things you can naturally do to reduce the frequency and seriousness of attacks -
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