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Gout treatment

Gout treatment

Gouty arthritis, commonly know as gout is a painful condition that may be controlled with a gout treatment based on pain relievers, proper medications, and a balanced diet low in foods causing the increasing of acid uric, because gout cure requires time and change of habits.

In fact, any gout treatment should start with healthy lifestyle changes, such as limiting the intake of foods like red meat and meat stock, eggs, fatty fish, anchovies, and shellfish. Gout cure may require sacrificing alcoholic beverages and those with caffeine, including tea, cola, chocolate and coffee, that stimulates the production of uric acid.

Talking about a gout cure without the adequate attention of this condition is worthless, so in addition to any suggestions to prevent gout attacks, visiting your doctor is necessary for gout treatment and relieving the pain, along with limiting to one serving a day of yeast, whole-grain cereals and breads, asparagus, spinach cauliflower, lentils, mushrooms, and oatmeal.

Add to your gout treatment the drinking of five to six glasses of water a day, because fluids help flush uric acid from the system making easier the gout cure. Take 1 gram of vitamin C a day and also drink herb teas, such as peppermint and rosehip, and avoid aspirin.

Cherries contain an enzyme that promotes the excretion of uric acid relieving the symptoms. Add cherries to your gout treatment, whether fresh, canned or frozen. When attacks occur, apply an ice pack to the painful area as a temporary gout cure.

Colchicine has been the standard medication for acute gout for years. It is very effective, especially for mild cases although it can cause nausea and diarrhea. Due to these side effects, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are prescribed for acute attacks of gout.

Therapy to normalize uric acid levels in the blood (the normal adult range is from 3-7 mg/d) is considered for patients who have had multiple gout episodes. Drugs that help the kidneys eliminate uric acid include probenecid, while allopurinol blocks production of uric acid by the body. With correct medical treatment and lifestyle changes, gout can be controlled in most cases.

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