It Works! Wednesday - Hope and Help for Gout

While helping people lose inches I always encounter those with other serious concerns as well.  Fortunately, there is always a natural alternative!  For those suffering from Gout I have seen individuals go pain and attack free after taking Vital and Greens!  I have recieved testimonies about people being able to get off of their medications after being on the Greens and attacks going away quickly by taking Vital right away!  Adding cherry juice and flax seed oil to your diet will also help.  Below are some additional dietary considerations as well as information about Gout.

Some diet and lifestyle changes may help prevent gouty attacks:
  • Avoid alcohol, anchovies, sardines, oils, herring, organ meat (liver, kidney, and sweetbreads), legumes (dried beans and peas), gravies, mushrooms, spinach, asparagus, cauliflower, consommé, and baking or brewer's yeast.
  • Limit how much meat you eat at each meal.
  • Avoid fatty foods such as salad dressings, ice cream, and fried foods.
  • Eat enough carbohydrates.
  • If you are losing weight, lose it slowly. Quick weight loss may cause uric acid kidney stones to form.
Gout is a kind of arthritis that occurs when uric acid builds up in the joints.
  • Acute gout is a painful condition that typically affects one joint.
  • Chronic gout is repeated episodes of pain and inflammation, which may involve more than one joint.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Gout is caused by having higher-than-normal levels of uric acid in your body. Your body may make too much uric acid, or have a hard time getting rid of uric acid. If too much uric acid builds up in the fluid around the joints (synovial fluid), uric acid crystals form. These crystals cause the joint to swell up and become inflamed.
Not everyone with high uric acid levels in the blood has gout.
The exact cause is unknown. Gout may run in families. It is more common in males, postmenopausal women, and people who drink alcohol.
Symptoms
Symptoms of acute gouty attacks:
  • Symptoms develop suddenly and usually involve only one or a few joints. The big toe, knee, or ankle joints are most often affected.
  • The pain frequently starts during the night and is often described as throbbing, crushing, or excruciating.
  • The joint appears warm and red. It is usually very tender (it hurts to lay a sheet or blanket over it).
  • There may be a fever.
  • The attack may go away in several days, but may return from time to time. Additional attacks usually last longer.
After a first gouty attack, people will have no symptoms. Some people will go months or even years between gouty attacks.
Some people may develop chronic gouty arthritis, but others may have no further attacks. Those with chronic arthritis develop joint deformities and loss of motion in the joints. They will have joint pain and other symptoms most of the time.
After one gouty attack, more than half of people will have another attack.

References

  1. Keith MP, Gilliland WR. Updates in the management of gout. Am J Med. 2007;120:221-224.
  2. Cameron MA, Sakhaee K. Uric acid nephrolithiasis. Urol Clin North Am. 2007;34:335-346.

Comments

  1. Many studies have shown that the disease is because of genetic abnormalities, making it a possible hereditary disease as well. gout

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