Natural herbal & homeopathic help for people suffering from Gout

Gout
HEALTH HERBS & NUTRITION - REMEDIES - BONES, JOINTS AND MUSCLES - GOUT

· General Description

· Symptoms

· Causes

· Herbal & Homeopathic Remedies

· Helpful Dietary Habits

· Dos and Don'ts

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General description and overview of Gout, podagra, Asymptomatic Hyperuricemia, Acute Gouty Arthritis, Interval or Intercritical Gout, Chronic Tophaceous Gout

About Uric Acid

Uric acid is a substance that results from the breakdown of purines (colorless crystalline organic bases containing nitrogen). A normal part of all human tissue, purines are found in many foods. Normally, uric acid is dissolved in the blood and passed through the kidneys into the urine, where it is eliminated.

If there is an increase in the production of uric acid or if the kidneys do not eliminate enough uric acid from the body, levels of it build up in the blood (a condition called hyperuricemia). Hyperuricemia also may result when a person eats too many high-purine foods, such as liver, dried beans and peas, anchovies, and gravies. Hyperuricemia is not a disease, and by itself it is not dangerous. However, if excess uric acid crystals form as a result of hyperuricemia, gout can develop. The crystals form and accumulate in the joint, causing inflammation.

About Gout

Gout is a painful condition that occurs when the bodily waste product uric acid is deposited as needle-like crystals in the joints and/or soft tissues. In the joints, these uric acid crystals cause inflammatory arthritis, which in turn leads to intermittent swelling, redness, heat, pain, and stiffness in the joints.

In many people, gout initially affects the joints of the big toe (a condition called podagra). But many other joints and areas around the joints can be affected in addition to or instead of the big toe. These include the insteps, ankles, heels, knees, wrists, fingers, and elbows. Chalky deposits of uric acid, also known as tophi, can appear as lumps under the skin that surrounds the joints and covers the rim of the ear. Uric acid crystals can also collect in the kidneys and cause kidney stones.

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The Four Stages of Gout

Literally translated, arthritis means “joint inflammation.” It refers to more than 100 different diseases that affect the joints. Gout accounts for approximately 5 percent of all cases of arthritis. The disease can progress through four stages:

Asymptomatic (without symptoms) Hyperuricemia: In this stage, a person has elevated levels of uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia), but no other symptoms. Treatment is usually not required.

Acute Gout or Acute Gouty Arthritis: In this stage, hyperuricemia has caused the deposit of uric acid crystals in joint spaces. This leads to a sudden onset of intense pain and swelling in the joints, which also may be warm and very tender. An acute attack commonly occurs at night and can be triggered by stressful events, alcohol or drugs, or the presence of another illness. Attacks usually subside within 3 to 10 days, even without treatment, and the next attack may not occur for months or even years. Over time, however, attacks can last longer and occur more frequently.

Interval or Intercritical Gout: This is the period between acute attacks. In this stage, a person does not have any symptoms.

Chronic Tophaceous Gout: This is the most disabling stage of gout. It usually develops over a long period, such as 10 years. In this stage, the disease may have caused permanent damage to the affected joints and sometimes to the kidneys. With proper treatment, most people with gout do not progress to this advanced stage.

Gout is sometimes confused with other forms of arthritis because the symptoms – acute and episodic attacks of joint warmth, pain, swelling, and stiffness – can be similar. One form of arthritis often confused with gout is called pseudogout. The pain, swelling, and redness of pseudogout can also come on suddenly and may be severe, closely resembling the symptoms of gout. However, the crystals that irritate the joint are calcium phosphate crystals, not uric acid. Therefore, pseudogout is treated somewhat differently and is not reviewed in this booklet.

Natural remedies for Gout, podagra, Asymptomatic Hyperuricemia, Acute Gouty Arthritis, Interval or Intercritical Gout, Chronic Tophaceous Gout. Gout occurs in 8.4 of every 1,000 people. It is rare in children and young adults. Men, particularly those between the ages of 40 and 50, are more likely to develop gout than women, who rarely develop the disorder before menopause. People who have had an organ transplant are more susceptible to gout.

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Symptoms of Gout, podagra, Asymptomatic Hyperuricemia, Acute Gouty Arthritis, Interval or Intercritical Gout, Chronic Tophaceous Gout

Hyperuricemia

Presence of uric acid crystals in joint fluid

More than one attack of acute arthritis

Arthritis that develops in a day, producing a swollen, red, and warm joint

Attack of arthritis in only one joint, often the toe, ankle, or knee

Gout may be difficult for doctors to diagnose because the symptoms can be vague, and gout often mimics other conditions. Although most people with gout have hyperuricemia at some time during the course of their disease, it may not be present during an acute attack. In addition, having hyperuricemia alone does not mean that a person will get gout. In fact, most people with hyperuricemia do not develop the disease.

To confirm a diagnosis of gout, a doctor may insert a needle into an inflamed joint and draw a sample of synovial fluid, the substance that lubricates a joint. The joint fluid is placed on a slide and examined under a microscope for uric acid crystals. Their absence, however, does not completely rule out the diagnosis.

The doctor also may find it helpful to look for uric acid crystals around joints to diagnose gout. Gout attacks may mimic joint infections, and a doctor who suspects a joint infection (rather than gout) may also culture the joint fluid to see whether bacteria are present.

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Causes of Gout, podagra, Asymptomatic Hyperuricemia, Acute Gouty Arthritis, Interval or Intercritical Gout, Chronic Tophaceous Gout

A number of risk factors are associated with hyperuricemia and gout. They include:

Herbal supplements for Gout, podagra, Asymptomatic Hyperuricemia, Acute Gouty Arthritis, Interval or Intercritical Gout, Chronic Tophaceous Gout. Being overweight increases the risk of developing hyperuricemia and gout because there is more tissue available for turnover or breakdown, which leads to excess uric acid production.

Genetics - Twenty percent of people with gout have a family history of the disease.

Gender and age - It is more common in men than in women and more common in adults than in children.

Alcohol consumption - Drinking too much alcohol can lead to hyperuricemia, because alcohol interferes with the removal of uric acid from the body.

Diet - Eating too many foods that are rich in purines can cause or aggravate gout in some people.

Lead exposure - In some cases, exposure to lead in the environment can cause gout.

Renal insufficiency, or the inability of the kidneys to eliminate waste products, is a common cause of gout in older people.

Other medical problems that contribute to high blood levels of uric acid include:
high blood pressure
hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland)
conditions that cause an excessively rapid turnover of cells, such as psoriasis, hemolytic anemia, or some cancers
Kelley-Seegmiller syndrome or Lesch-Nyhan syndrome, two rare conditions in which the enzyme that helps control uric acid levels either is not present or is found in insufficient quantities.

Medications - A number of medications may put people at risk for developing hyperuricemia and gout. They include:
Diuretics, such as furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (Esidrix, Hydro-chlor), and metolazone (Diulo, Zaroxolyn)which are taken to eliminate excess fluid from the body in conditions like hypertension, edema, and heart disease, and which decrease the amount of uric acid passed in the urine

Salicylate-containing drugs, such as aspirin

Niacin, a vitamin also known as nicotinic acid

Cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral), a medication that suppresses the body’s immune system (the system that protects the body from infection and disease). This medication is used in the treatment of some autoimmune diseases, and to prevent the body’s rejection of transplanted organs.

Levodopa (Larodopa), a medicine used to support communication along nerve pathways in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

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Herbal & homeopathic remedeis useful in Gout, podagra, Asymptomatic Hyperuricemia, Acute Gouty Arthritis, Interval or Intercritical Gout, Chronic Tophaceous Gout

Pain relievers such as Tylenol or other more potent analgesics are used to manage pain. Anti-inflammatory agents such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are used to decrease joint inflammation, but common side effects of NSAIDS include irritation of the gastrointestinal system, stomach ulcers and intestinal problems, and even intestinal bleeding. Corticosteroids, such as prednisone, given in short courses, are powerful anti-inflammatory agents for treating acute gout; yet long-term chronic use of corticosteroids is discouraged because of serious long-term side effects. Probenecid (Benemid) and sulfinpyrazone (Anturane) are medications that are commonly used to decrease uric acid blood levels by increasing the excretion of uric acid into the urine. Since these drugs can cause kidney stones patients with a history of kidney stones should seek other options. Allopurinol (Zyloprim) lowers the blood uric acid level by preventing uric acid production, but medication is used with caution in patients with poor kidney function, as they are at a particular risk of developing side effects, including rash and liver damage.

With proper treatment, most people who have gout are able to control their symptoms and live productive lives. Gout can be treated with one or a combination of therapies. The goals of treatment are to ease the pain associated with acute attacks, to prevent future attacks, and to avoid the formation of tophi and kidney stones. Successful treatment can reduce discomfort caused by the symptoms of gout, as well as long-term damage to the affected joints. Treatment will help to prevent disability due to gout.

Herbal and homeopathic remedies have been used for centuries to treat a number of conditions, including gout.

Homeopathic ingredients like Antimonium crud, Quercus, Rhododendron, Benzoic ac, Silicea (6X), Nux vom & Ledum relieve gout symptoms, including swelling, inflammation and burning pain in small joints, especially the big toe.

Harpagophytum procumbens ('Sengaparile,' 'Devil's Claw' or 'Duiwelsklou') (indigenous to the Kalahari Desert and is exclusive to Africa) has been used for many years to promote joint health and stability. Glucosamine sulphate has been approved for the promotion of joint and cartilage health in more than 70 countries throughout the world, while Boswellia serata extracts address swelling joints, pain and tender tissues naturally, without side effects.

Together, these herbal + homeopathic remedies can:

  • Relieve gout symptoms

  • Relieve acute burning pains in joints

  • Relieve swelling and inflammation, especially in toes and small joints

  • Assist the body in reducing uric acid build up in joints

  • Are safe for all ages, including pregnant women or those who may be breastfeeding.

  • Maintain healthy, mobile joints and muscles

  • Keep all joints moving freely

  • Support health in large joints as well as small joints of the hands, feet, toes, elbows and knees

  • Maintain healthy cartilage and connective tissue

  • Maintain comfort levels in all joints

   

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JointEase Plus for Gout, podagra, Asymptomatic Hyperuricemia, Acute Gouty Arthritis, Interval or Intercritical Gout, Chronic Tophaceous Gout

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Dietary recommendations in Gout, podagra, Asymptomatic Hyperuricemia, Acute Gouty Arthritis, Interval or Intercritical Gout, Chronic Tophaceous Gout

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It is usually recommended that you lose weight (to those who are overweight); limiting alcohol consumption; and avoiding or limiting high-purine foods, which can increase uric acid levels.

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Drink plenty of nonalcoholic fluids, especially water. Nonalcoholic fluids help remove uric acid from the body. Alcohol, on the other hand, can raise the levels of uric acid in your blood.

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Drinking ordinary black tea can help ward off an attack of gout, possibly due to flavones it contains, which inhibit xanthine oxidase, an enzyme that is involved in the synthesis of uric acid.

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Avoid foods that are high in purines such as anchovies, asparagus, beef kidneys, brains, dried beans and peas, game meats, gravy, herring, liver, mackerel, mushrooms, sardines, scallops and sweetbreads.

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Other foods to avoid include refined carbohydrates such as white flour; oats; yeasty foods such as beer and baked goods and vegetables like cauliflower and spinach.

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Vitamin C, taken in high doses, can help decrease blood uric acid levels, but should not be taken without a doctor's supervision. Note that there is a small subset of people with gout who will actually get worse with high levels of vitamin C. Also, a single high does can free up too much uric acid and cause kidney stones.

Homeopathic medicines for Gout, podagra, Asymptomatic Hyperuricemia, Acute Gouty Arthritis, Interval or Intercritical Gout, Chronic Tophaceous Gout. According to a study, eating one-half pound of cherries or drinking an equivalent amount of cherry juice prevented attacks of gout. Black, sweet yellow, and red sour cherries were all effective. Since that study, there have been many anecdotal reports of cherry juice as an effective treatment for the pain and inflammation of gout.

Dos and don'ts  and precautionary measures for Gout, podagra, Asymptomatic Hyperuricemia, Acute Gouty Arthritis, Interval or Intercritical Gout, Chronic Tophaceous Gout

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During an acute attack, try to stay off your feet as much as possible and keep the affected joint elevated. This actually will not be a big problem as an acute attack generally makes the affected joint so tender that it cannot even bear the load of a leaf!

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If you can stand it, apply an icepack for 20 minutes or so. The cold will dull the pain and bring down the swelling. Wrap the ice in a cloth to protect the skin. Do this thrice a day.

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If you take diuretics (such as for high blood pressure), ask your doctor about the alternatives. Diuretics eliminate excess fluids from the body; as a side effect they reduce the amount of uric acid that passes in the urine. less passing means more will remain inside the body which will eventually worsen your gout.

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Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy body weight. Lose weight if you are overweight, but avoid low-carbohydrate diets that are designed for quick weight loss. When carbohydrate intake is insufficient, your body can’t completely burn its own fat. As a consequence, substances called ketones form and are released into the bloodstream, resulting in a condition called ketosis. After a short time, ketosis can increase the level of uric acid in your blood.

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Hot and cold compresses - Three minutes hot alternated with 30 seconds cold provide pain relief and increase circulation.

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Nettle tea compress, applied externally. Use 1 - 2 tsp. per cup of hot water. Soak a clean cloth in this tea and apply it to the tender joint.


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Gout-Gone™

Natural remedy helps lower uric acid for relief of swollen joints and pain in the toes and foot.

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JointEase Plus

Promotes joint and muscular-skeletal system health.

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