Natural Remedies For Gout
There are many natural remedies for Gout, but the most effective may be prevention. Prevention of Gout is only a few lifestyle changes and can significantly reduce the amount of time and irritation that result from the infliction of Gout.
Gout is caused by an increased concentration of Uric acid in the body. All of the prevention techniques below are aimed at reducing the amount of Uric acid in the body or promoting the excretion of it. The symptoms of Gout may last for a few days or a few weeks and may disappear without treatment. However, as with any medical condition, symptoms will vary from person to person.
You can effectively prevent Gout by:
Staying well hydrated. Though you should always maintain a healthy level of hydration doing so promotes the excretion of Uric acid and is highly beneficial in the prevention of Gout.
Eating a healthy diet. Dairy, fruits, and high-potassium foods (such as bananas) are all effective at preventing Gout; avoid eating dried vegetables and shellfish; watch your alcohol consumption (alcohol is a fantastic way to dehydrate yourself).
Being physically active. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is extremely important. Along with reducing the chances for Gout to occur, being healthy may help you have more energy, look better, and live longer. You don’t have to go to the gym six days a week and work out like crazy, but taking the time to go for walks or lift some weights can only be beneficial to your overall health.
If you do get Gout, be sure to treat it immediately. Doing so will prevent it from getting worse or spreading. Please practice the prevention methods above to reduce your risk of Gout.
Reduce your stress. Studies have shown that high-stress can exasperate the symptoms of Gout. Reducing stress, along with reducing the symptoms associated with Gout, is also beneficial to your overall health and well being.
Take ibuprofen. Do not take Aspirin as it may worsen the effects of Gout. If you require stronger pain medication or a strong anti-inflammatory you should consult your doctor.
Eat plenty of colorful fruit such as cherries of blueberries. Doing so should help reduce your symptoms.
Do not drink alcohol while you have Gout. Alcohol promotes dehydration and can worsen the effects of Gout.
In many instances Gout can be treated or entirely prevented by simply following the steps above. If your symptoms worsen consult your doctor and discontinue using home gout remedies.