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Onhealthmeup.com - Gout is a disorder that results when uric acid (monosodium urate) levels soar in the body. High levels of uric acid lead to gout crystallization or formation of tiny crystals that collect as lumps in the lining of joints. Abnormal metabolism of monosodium urate leads to the building up of uric acid in the body. Gout or excess uric acid in the bloodstream may result in gouty arthritis which is highly painful and is characterized by inflamed and deformed joints. The inflammation at the joints occurs due to a certain chemical released when white blood cells accumulate around or surround the monosodium urate crystals. Men aged 40 or above generally come into the clutches of gout. Also decreased kidney function, tophi or local deposits of uric acid in the skin and kidney stones may be an outcome of gout.

17 Natural Home Remedies For Gout Attack

What Causes Gout?


Gout may be primary or secondary. Primary gout occurs as an individual disorder. Secondary gout occurs under the impact of other medical conditions or medications. Gout occurs due to two basic causes: overproduction of monosodium urate and insufficient elimination of uric acid through urine. Heredity, obesity, excessive dependence on alcohol, indulging in a diet consisting of red meat and oily fish, trauma, starvation, dehydration, nose and throat disease, any surgery, treatment like chemotherapy are factors promoting gout attack. 

Gout also is caused initially by an excess of uric acid in the blood, or hyperuricemia. Uric acid is produced in the body during the breakdown of purines - chemical compounds that are found in high amounts in certain foods such as meat, and seafood.

Normally, the crystals are dissolved in the bloodstream which is excreted from your body in urine via the kidneys. If too much the crystals are produced, or insufficient is excreted, it can build-up and form needle-like crystals that result in irritation and pain in the bones and surrounding muscle.

Certain medications like aspirin, allopurinol and probate acid solution, nicotinic acidity, diuretic and hypertensive medications may also cause gout symptoms. In men, the crystals levels go up at puberty and in women, during menopause. Therefore men may develop gout symptoms at quite an early on age in comparison with women.


Symptoms of Gout


1. Acute pain
2. Redness of skin
3. Swollen joints
4. Feeling of pressure at the joints
5. Tender and warm gouty lumps
6. Late night or early morning pain at the knee, toe or ankle
7. Fever
8. Loss of appetite
9. Loss of sleep
10. Pain persisting for 7-10 days.

Home Remedies for Gout


1. Bay leaf tea.  Bay leaves offer us a healthy dose of vitamins A, C, magnesium, calcium, manganese, potassium, and iron. Boil fresh fruits with 6 pieces into 100 ml of clean water. Wait until it boils. Add lemon juice as necessary. Drink the herbs tea on a regular basis after waking up.

2. Celery rich content of chlorine, inositol, essential fatty acids, calcium, and vitamin A which is good for health include for gout. Prepare 3-5 pieces of fresh celery leaves. Boil the leaf into 100 ml of water. Strain and drink boiled water of celery leaves as cold once a day.

3. Soursop leaf is one of the herbs that contain vitamin C and vitamin A.  It can reduce metabolic waste from the body. Where one of the waste is cholesterol and excessive uric acid. In addition, its anti-inflammatory content is also useful for reducing pain due to gout. Take 5 pieces of sterile soursop leaves. Boiled in two glasses. Strain the boiled water and drink once a day.

4. Rosella flowers contain essential proteins and vitamin C that can help relieve pain due to uric acid. It also contains amino acid arginia and legnin which is useful for cells regeneration. Prepare dried 5 petals of rosella flowers. Brewed with 200 ccs of water. Add honey as a sweetener. Drink once a day for a month to feel the benefits.

5. Activated carbon can absorb uric acid, even from outside of the body. So actively activated carbon is used for treatment. Mix half a cup of activated charcoal powder with water to form a paste. Put the charcoal paste into the tub by adding more water. Soak parts of the body affected by uric acid for several minutes until the pain is slightly reduced. activated charcoal is very suitable as uric acid in the legs and wrists joint.

6. Consuming 3-4 garlic seeds a day can yield beneficial results in case of gout.

7 10-12 cherries should be taken every day to get relief from gout.

8. One may take one teaspoon honey, mix it with 3-4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, further add the mixture to a glass of water and stir well. Sipping the solution all through the day would effectively treat gout.

9. More and more grapes should be consumed because grapes eliminate the toxicity of uric acid.

10. 3-4 bananas may be taken daily. It reacts with the chemicals in monosodium urate, dissolves the crystals and expels them from the system.

11. Lemon juice is very effective in treating gout. It is rich in Vitamin C and is empowered to dissolve gouty deposits.

12. Juice of French beans can give immediate relief from pain and inflammation due to gout.

13. One may prepare a paste by mixing one part mustard powder and one part wheat powder, and apply the paste on aching areas and leave overnight to get relief from pain.

14. Soaking aching regions in Epsom salt mixed water would release the heat and give some relief.

15. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water daily is a simple home remedy for gout. This water therapy would wash away or flush out uric acid, thereby reducing its levels.

16. One may soak a flannel cloth in warm castor oil, place it on aching joints, and apply heat pad. This would give much relief from pain.

17. Alfalfa is highly beneficial for gout. It brings down the level of serum uric acid drastically.
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