Helping reduce symptoms of Gout naturally
Gout is a type of arthritis. It is caused by an increase concentration of uric acid. It is the final breakdown product of purine metabolism.
Purines are made in the body and also ingested in foods.
Uric acid crystals are deposited in joints, tendons, kidneys and other tissues where they cause inflammation and damage.
Organ meats are high in purine and alcohol inhibits the kidneys from ridding themselves of uric acid.
Secondary Gout has been linked to lead toxicity. Gasoline contributes to more than 600,000 tons of lead, dumped into the atmosphere.
95% of sufferers of gout are men over the age of 30
The first attack is usually the joint of the big toe.
Current medical treatment is to use an anti inflammatory drug. It reduces inflammation but does nothing to reduce uric acid levels.
Of course it has numerous side effects, such as allergic reactions, loss of hair, suppression of bone marrow, resulting in low white blood cell counts, anemia, abnormal bleeding and bruising, and fatigue, peripheral nerve inflammation characterized by numbness, pins and needles sensations, pain and weakness in the hands or feet, liver damage, and inflammation of the colon, resulting in bloody diarrhea. Gout is not brought on by a lack of drugs. So let’s investigate some real positive ways to help reduce symptoms.
Natural approach should be as follows:
Elimination of alcohol intake
low purine diet
Achievement of ideal body weight
liberal consumption of complex carbohydrates
low fat intake
low protein intake
liberal fluid intake
increased consumption of flavonoids
Along with this adding a good quality multi vitamin (I recommend USANA) . Quercetin, Omega 3 oils, folic acid. Devils claw can be of benefit.
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