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Health Care : 5 Traditional Ways to Treat Gout with Natural Ingredients

Traditional Ways to Treat Gout with Natural Ingredients

In the previous article (can be seen on this link gout disease), we have discussed about gout disease, causes, diagnosis, handling, and symptoms. On this occasion, I will discuss about how to treat gout naturally and proven effective.

Treatment of Gout Disease

Handling of gout disease can be done through two main targets, ie relieve symptoms and prevent relapse. 

In relieving the symptoms of gout that appears, you can use ice cubes by placing on the ailing joints. In addition you can also take painkillers such as Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS). But if it does not decrease the pain, drugs such as colchicine or corticosteroids are sometimes necessary. 

Meanwhile, to prevent the occurrence of gout disease again, you can improve healthy lifestyles such as weight loss, stress management, healthy diet, and much more. Do not forget to combine also with the consumption of gout drug from the doctor for maximum results. 

Traditional Ways to Treat Gout with Natural Ingredients 

Treating gout can not only be done through the doctor's treatment alone, you can also use some natural ingredients to overcome this disease. As for how to overcome gout, among others: 

1. Consumption of fruits and vegetables (alkaline food) 

In a book titled "Alkalinize or Die" Dr. Theodore A says that with us diligently eating alkaline foods (fruits, vegetables, seeds, etc.) it will be very effective to help lower gout. 

Uric acids in the body is basically processed through the kidneys, well this is the alkaline food that helps dissolve the gout and then remove it in the form of urine. 

2. Consumption of cerry fruit juice 

Cerry fruit has a fairly thick acidic compound. This acid content is able to balance the levels of uric acid in the blood and urine. In addition, the fruit of cerry also contains potassium and nutrients that can help relieve pain in the joints. 

According to data published by Harvard University, cerry has a high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The antioxidant content helps prevent harmful free radicals, while anti-inflammation prevents the appearance of inflammation. 

3. Consumption of lemon juice 

Speaking of sour fruit, lemon is also one of them. This high acidic nature that you can use to treat high uric acid. Remember if, the acid content can help the body produce calcium carbonate that will neutralize gout. 

4. Increase consumption of vitamin C 

The next traditional medicine gout disease is the consumption of vitamin C. The vitamin is effective enough to overcome inflammation of the joints that appear suddenly. Even antioxidant content is also proven to relieve pain and prevent the bad effects of free radicals. 

Currently, the highest vitamin C content is held by the guava. Therefore, do not miss guava juice regularly to drink in the morning. However, you can still eat fruit and kiwi fruit, because they have vitamin C content that is not less high with guava fruit. 

5. Consumption of honey vinegar 

It may still seem strange when you read 'honey vinegar'. In Saudi Arabia, honey vinegar is also called propolis, usually gout drug is sold by many traders of herbal medicine. Propolis is a collection of bee resins that can help provide basic properties in the body, so it is effective enough to neutralize high uric acid. 

That was brief information about how to treat gout naturally that you can try. Don't forget, always apply a healthy lifestyle that gout doesn't recur. Good luck!

Caution: gout disease appears one caused due to high cholesterol, therefore you should read how to treat high cholesterol so that later not easy to recur

Health Care : Gout Disease, Causes, Diagnosis, Handling, Complications, and Symptoms

Gout Disease: Causes, Diagnosis, Handling, Complications, and Symptoms
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Gout is a condition that can cause unbearable pain symptoms, swelling, and hot feeling in the joints. Although all joints in the body can be exposed to uric acid, but the most frequently attacked is the joints of fingers, knees, ankles, and toes. Lay people sometimes refer to this disease as gout. 

Men are more prone to gout than women, especially when they are above the age of 30 years. In women, the disease is usually at risk after menopause. 

People affected by gout disease will usually feel the rapid development of symptoms within the first few hours. The pain can last for 3-10 days. Swelling not only occurs in the joints, but also in the area around the joints accompanied by reddening skin tone. At this stage, the patient can not move freely. 

People often mistakenly equate the disease of gout (gout / pirai) with rheumatism. Though rheumatism is a general term used to describe pain in joints or muscles that have inflammation. Uric acid disease (gout / pirai) is only one cause of pain in the joints. Recognizing symptoms and signs in gout can help a person differentiate with joint pain caused by other conditions. 

Many people think if uric acid levels in high blood (hyperurisemia), it will be affected by gout. This is not true, because only about one third of people with hyperuricemia who experience gout. 

Causes of Gout Disease 

Symptoms of pain and swelling of gout disease caused by puncture of sharp crystals around the joints formed by accumulation of uric acid substances. Someone who likes to eat foods that cause increased uric acid (eg offal, seafood, red meat) and someone who likes to consume alcoholic beverages will be at high risk of gout disease. In addition, the disease is also prone to be experienced by people who are suffering from obesity, diabetes, hypertension, or chronic kidney disease. 

According to research, someone who has a family with gout disease can also be exposed to the same conditions. In other words, the disease is genetic as well. 

Diagnosis of Gout Disease 

See a doctor if you feel the symptoms of gout. In making the diagnosis, the doctor will perform an examination or test to confirm the presence of sodium crystals in the joints. This needs to be done because there are other types of diseases that can cause symptoms resembling gout disease. Examination of uric acid levels in the blood is also usually done. 

Before doing the test, usually the doctor will first ask about: 
  • Painful joint location. 
  • How often you experience symptoms and how quickly these symptoms appear. 
  • Certain medications you are taking. 
  • A history of gout in your family. 
Handling of Gout Disease 

Handling of gout disease has two main objectives, namely to relieve the symptoms and prevent attacks from happening again. 

To relieve symptoms of gout, you can stick ice bags on the joints that hurt. You can also take painkillers, such as colchicine, NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), and steroid-type drugs. 

Meanwhile, to prevent the recurrence of gout attacks, you can consume gout-lowering drugs (eg allopurinol). In addition, you are required to stay away from foods that trigger gout and immediately lose weight. Prioritize low-calorie foods to support efforts to gain ideal body weight. 

The combination of medicines from doctors and healthy life behaviors generally proved effective in lowering uric acid levels and dissolving the sharp crystals that have been formed. With such a combination, it is expected that patients with gout disease no longer experience relapse. 

But I can’t recommendation for you to use medicine from a doctor, because all of medicine have a side effects only use herbal if you want, because herbal medicine is safe for you and your body. 

Complications of Gout Disease 

Although gout disease rarely cause complications, but still we should be wary. Some complications that may occur, including: 
  • The appearance of a hard lump (tofi) in the vicinity of an inflamed area. 
  • Permanent joint damage due to the ongoing inflammation and tofi within the joint that damage the cartilage and joint bone itself. This permanent damage usually occurs in cases of gout disease that have been neglected for years. 
  • Kidney stones caused by deposition of uric acid mixed with calcium in the kidney. 
Symptoms of Gout Disease 

Joints that suddenly feel very sick (especially joints of the big toe) are a common symptom of gout. Often times people with this disease difficult to walk due to pain that is very disturbing. Although it can appear at any time, but generally the symptoms are usually more pronounced at night. 

Not only the joints of the big toe only, other joints located at the end of the limb are also susceptible to gout disease. Examples are ankle joints, middle soles, knees, wrists, fingers, and elbows. 

Usually the pain develops quickly within a few hours. This great pain will be accompanied by swelling, heat sensation, and the appearance of reddish color on the skin lining the joints. 

Gout disease attacks generally last 3-10 days. As the symptoms subside and the swelling deflates, the skin around the affected joints will appear scaly, flaky, and itchy. Although the attacks may subside on their own, this condition should not be ignored. Treatment should be undertaken, among other things, to prevent the risk of relapse with increased severity of symptoms, the risk of spread to other joints, and the risk of permanent damage to the joints.

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