Gout: What Helps Quickly?
Gout: You want to know what helps quickly? The answer is easy.
Follow those steps:
- Take an anti-inflammatory drug or colchicine to relieve pain
- Local application of ice
- Rest of the affected joint
- Drink 2 to 3 liters of water per day.
- Eat less food rich in animal proteins (especially red meat and offal)
- Eat more dairy products and vegetables
- A progressive and balanced weight loss
- Injection of corticosteroids or a joint puncture if necesary
Here are the best tips. But your lifestyle is also very important:
In order to get over a gout attack, it is essential to stay well hydrated. Indeed, drinking between 2 to 3 liters of water per day is strongly recommended. This water can be still or sparkling. It is important to know that water favors the elimination of uric acid in the blood. It also improves kidney function. Skimmed milk can also be a recommended drink in case of a gout attack. However, sodas, beer even without alcohol and spirits are strongly discouraged.
Also, go to bed! There’s nothing like rest until your pain subsides. Avoid the weight of blankets on the sore spot, and use an ice pack on your joints.
Excessive weight can increase the amount of uric acid in your body when you have gout. But that doesn’t mean you should go on a crash diet! Learn to eat intuitively, i.e. by relying on your food sensations.
Also, reduce your intake of foods rich in purines, and therefore in uric acid, such as offal, cold cuts, game, highly fermented cheeses, chocolate and wine. Reduce your consumption of meat, certain fish (anchovies, herring, sardines), shellfish, dried vegetables, eggs and dairy products.
Exercise is also an important part to a healthy lifestyle. But, defore you begin exercising, be sure to heat up and warm up thoroughly. it is important to stay hydrated while exercising. Ice can be used to reduce swelling after exercise. Ice treatment should be used with caution. Do not exercise the affected joint during a gout acute flareup. This can make the situation worse. You also must take care of your diet. Reduce your intake of protein, especially organ meats and processed meats. To flush out excess uric acid.
And last but not least, adopt our grandmothers’ remedies to treat your gout attacks! Many people use them and seem to claim that they are very effective in relieving a gout attack. For example, chamomile and elderberry decoction, lemon juice or bicarbonate drinks, nettle infusions, clay poultices, all these little tricks are worth looking into if you want to soothe your joints naturally.