Gout is a type of arthritis that causes painful inflammation of the joints, esp. of the hands, wrists, ankles, knees, and feet. Strangely enough, the condition mostly affects the big toe, a painful condition called podagra.
Gout pain can appear suddenly and is accompanied by stiffness and tenderness in the joints. An affected joint usually will appear red and swollen, and it will feel warm and tender to the touch.
Gout is caused when our bodies produce excessive levels of uric acid. At excessive levels, uric acid forms sharp crystals, which settle in a joint. It is these crystals that create the inflammation that results in joint pain, redness, heat, and swelling.
A gout flare-up could last anything from a few hours to 10 days, with the most intense pain being experienced during the first 36 hours of the attack. Many patients confess the disorder has a significant impact on themselves as well as their loved ones.
What can you do to minimize and ease the attacks of gout?
Step 1: Consult a doctor who specializes in natural healthcare
Consult a doctor who specializes in alternative, complementary and holistic treatments. They will give you options to cure gout pain naturally as opposed to using prescribing chemical, pharmaceutical solutions.
The doctor will advise a combination of homeopathic remedies, botanicals (medicinal herbs) and nutriceuticals (nutritional agents applied pharmaceutically). The correct combination will support your body’s inherent self-defense, self-regulating and self-healing systems.
Alternative remedies have proven to be a highly effective way to ease the frequency and intensity of gout attacks.
Step 2: Follow the protocol of natural gout treatment recommendations
At the end of your appointment, your doctor will recommend a natural gout treatment combination. You might find some of the following remedies on this list.
Astaxanthol is a powerful, long-acting, anti-inflammatory complex. It helps relieve swelling, pain, and inflammation of an acute gout attack or chronic gout pain.
DMSO Cream with Aloe Vera can be applied to the inflamed joints. The cream penetrates through the skin to help relieve pain, swelling, and inflammation. It can be applied to the affected joints four to six times daily.
Zyflamend capsules taken daily can support the down-regulation of inflammatory-causing compounds. This helps reduce the symptoms of acute and chronic inflammation present in gout.
Serrapeptase enteric coated tablets can help naturally alleviate gout pain and inflammation.
Krill Ultra capsules promote the repair, regeneration, and maintenance of healthy musculoskeletal tissues.
GC-MSM 3550 capsules will help regenerate healthy joints and musculoskeletal tissues. It also helps lubricate the cartilage in joints.
At Alternative DrMCare, we’ve had huge success with natural gout relief remedies, such as those above and more.
Step 3: Follow further preventative measures
Natural remedies are not the only thing that your doctor will recommend. They will also give you a list of diet or lifestyle changes.
Changes may include adjustments to your eating habits by either including or excluding something from your current diet. For example, ginger or turmeric tea helps ease the symptoms of gout, while processed foods tend to magnify the symptoms.
Generally, if you’re prone to gout attacks then it would be wise to avoid alcohol, aspirin, purine-rich foods, fructose-rich foods, processed, refined and highly acid-forming foods. Diuretics (water pills) will also increase uric acid levels, and this needs to be avoided.
Your third step toward easing gout attacks is to apply the changes recommended by your doctor, so you don’t unknowingly aggravate the condition with poor habits.
Your next steps to gout-free days
We leave you with the good news that it is possible to ease gout attacks and find relief from the pain naturally. In three steps, you can look forward to easier days as you ease the effects of your gout attacks.