Want to know how to beat gout naturally? Then, you’ve come to the right place. Here, you’ll discover three simple gout home remedies to help you get rid of gout fast and naturally. Gout is a type of arthritis caused by the accumulation of uric acid crystals in your joints and tissue. It is most common in older men, but any age/sex can be affected. Sometimes there is hardly any warning, you just wake up during the night with a horrible pain.
The symptoms are redness, stiffness, inflammation, swelling, heat around the joint, and, excruciating pain of course! The pain is so bad that you cannot bear anyone or anything to even ‘brush’ against the affected joint. This is the big toe usually, but gout can appear in most other joints. A gout attack can last for many days, even weeks. And, once having had a gout attack, you’re almost certain to have more. You need to prevent this because frequent gout attacks can lead to permanently damaged joints, damaged kidneys, and even high blood pressure.
A gout attack can be triggered for a number of reasons, e.g., a diet too high in purines, drinking too much alcohol (especially beer), joint injury, stress, sudden severe illness, underlying medical condition, surgery, crash dieting, being overweight, and chemotherapy.
Prescription drugs reduce inflammation and pain during a gout attack. They also help lower uric acid to help prevent more attacks. But these last ones need to be taken every day since they only work whilst being taken. If you stop, uric acid levels can rise again. Plus, there are nasty side effects, e.g., headaches, nausea, vomiting, allergies, stomach pain, bleeding and stomach ulcers.
So many gout sufferers are now successfully using natural gout treatments. These can reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and, help to reduce and control uric acid levels to prevent recurring gout attacks. Remember how important it is to not only eliminate gout but, to prevent it returning time and again?
Here are 3 tips to help you beat gout naturally:-
1 – Eat 20 to 40 cherries daily. They have natural anti-inflammatory properties.
2 – Use a charcoal poultice to draw toxins out. Apply to the affected joint and cover in a plastic bag. Use 1/2 cup of activated charcoal powder, plus, 2 or 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed, mixed to a paste with hot water. Change every 4 hours.
3 – Drink 12 x 8oz glasses of water daily, to help your kidneys process and flush excess uric acid out of your body.
These are effective and popular home remedies for gout. But to really beat gout, i.e. reduce the inflammation and the pain of a gout attack, plus, prevent future attacks, you need to try as many home remedies as you can and find which works best for you. Everyone’s case is different when it comes to gout.
But, underlying all of this is the importance of your diet. If you eat a typical Western diet, then you are eating far too much high-purine foods for a gout victim. Consumption of these types of foods helps to produce even more uric acid in your bloodstream. So, as a gout sufferer, you need to change to a low-purine diet.