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What Are The Causes Of Gout?

This article will explain what causes gout and three natural remedies. Gout sufferers are turning to natural remedies to manage their condition. They are tired of expensive, drug-based treatments that only treat the symptoms and do not address the underlying cause. What are the causes of gout symptoms? Gout symptoms are caused by uric acid crystals in your joints. Your joints are the cause of your gout symptoms, i.e. redness, inflammation and swelling as well as stiffness and agonizing discomfort. But where do they come from?

Uric Acid

They are made from excess uric acids in your bloodstream. Uric acid is a byproduct from the metabolism of natural chemical compound called ‘purines. They are found in our cells and in our food. They are essential in providing us with energy and protein. Although uric acids crystals can cause symptoms, purines are responsible for creating the uric Acid in the first place. They tend to treat the symptoms. Once you feel better, gout will not return. Many people, like you, are turning to natural remedies to treat gout.

What To Do?

  • Switch to a low-purine diet. You should seriously consider a low-purine diet. Purines are known to produce uric acids, which can then produce crystals. High-purine foods such as meat, gravy and poultry, along with some fish, shellfish, and yeast, must be avoided. Reduce or eliminate alcohol, especially beer. Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, but not spinach, asparagus or mushrooms. Low fat dairy products, oily fish such as tuna, cereals, and pasta are all good options. You should also ensure that you drink at least 2 litres of water each day.
  • Use herbs to reduce inflammation, pain, and neutralize uric acid. Here are seven popular herbs: nettle, hawthorne, bachu and devil’s claw; burdoch, alfalfa, and burdoch.
  • To help dissolve uric acids crystals, apply a hot and cold compress to reduce inflammation and pain. While you can use both hot and cold towels/packs, many prefer to fill hot and cold buckets or basins.
  • Ice cubes should be placed in cold water. After dipping your foot in hot water for three minutes, then plunge it into cold water for thirty seconds. Repeat the process for 20 minutes.

Natural Remedies

These are just three of many natural home remedies that can be used to combat gout today. These three home remedies won’t suffice to eliminate your symptoms and prevent gout from coming back. Gout recurrences should be avoided as you could end up with permanent joint damage or even kidney problems.