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Interview With a Gout Patient
Follow this interview with a seventy-seven-year-old gout sufferer. Question One:  How long since you first heard that you had gout?   16 years ago, maybe 20. Question Two:  What were the first symptoms?  My left foot was in pain, and was swollen.  It was like walking barefoot on little rocks. Question Three: What did you do about it?  Went to the doctor.   Question Four:  What did [...]
Herbal Remedies for Gout
Herbal Cures for Gout If you are looking for herbal cures for gout, there are several that are extremely effective. When taken regularly, you can reduce swelling, relieve pain and flush the excess uric acid from your body, thus preventing future gout attacks. Of course, as will all herbal remedies, you should check with your doctor before starting any herbal cure program to ensure that the herbs [...]
Why Does Gout Come and Go?
Gout is a painful inflammation caused by uric acid deposits in the joints. These deposits crystalize and are like needles, causing the patient a great deal of pain, swelling, stiffness in the joints and redness. While there are medications to get rid of gout, it can also be managed through the patient’s diet. In fact, medication and diet can prevent gout and keep it from recurring. But to effectively [...]
Stages of Gout
  diagram of gout in toe Gout, also known as ‘gouty arthritis,’ is a type of inflammatory arthritis. It is estimated that approximately eight million people have gout in the United States alone. Of that number, approximately three million have had at least one attack within the past twelve months. It develops due to high levels of uric acid in a person’s blood. As the uric acid moves [...]
Proper Gout Diet
Gout can be excruciatingly painful especially after eating foods like meat, organ meats, seafood (i.e., herring and anchovies), mushrooms and asparagus as well as drinking alcoholic beverages. This painful form of arthritis is, indeed, so closely associated with food and beverages consumption that the gout diet – or anti-gout diet, as it is also called – was developed in order to significantly [...]
How to Deal With Uric Acid Related Problems
Countless people all over the world suffer from the consequences of high levels of uric acid within their bodies. When this happens, they routinely end up having to be treated for a condition known as gout. What Is Uric Acid And Why Do People Have Too Much? by KROMKRATHOG (FreeDigitalPhotos.net) Uric acid is essentially a byproduct which is produced within the body when protein is processed. [...]
Gout Relief: Manage and Eradicate it Naturally
Gout is one of the oldest disorders known to man – it’s also one of the most painful. With the right treatment, so called “flare-ups” can be managed, and eventually cured. Conventional medications include NSAIDs (Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs), and ULT. In this article we compare the use of these conventional medicines (many of which have harmful side effects) against the use of natural [...]
Gout and Excess Alcohol: Risk Considerations
  Gout Sufferers Should Reduce Alcohol Intake The overconsumption of alcohol can seriously take its toll on the body. There are numerous potential causes behind gout, but it wasn’t called ‘the disease of kings’ throughout history for nothing. There are certain medicines, physical conditions, and genes correlated with an increased risk of gout, and about twelve percent of the cases of gout [...]
Gout in Foot: What You Need to Know
  Gout Symptoms Most Often Appear in the Feet and Toes While gout can show up in the joints of your knees, hands and ankles, it most commonly affects the foot area. The joints at the base of your big toes are especially susceptible to bouts of gout. Characterized by painful inflammation and swollen joints, gout in foot can develop as a result of poor lifestyle choices and family history of the [...]
Gout Pictures and Diagnosis
  What is Gout? Gout, a complicated form of arthritis, is a very painful condition that can affect people of all ages and backgrounds although it is more common in men than women before they reach menopause. Acute gout attacks can sometimes be so painful and sudden that they can wake you up out of deep sleep in the middle of the night. During a gout attack, joints that are affected by the [...]
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