Prepare This Simple Home Remedy For Your Gout

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Gout (or the gout as it’s sometimes called) is a metabolic condition where uric acid builds up in joints as crystals that cause the primary gout symptom, extreme pain. The increase in uric acid may be due to the body’s inability to correctly process a type of protein (purine) or it may be due to the kidneys’ inability to remove excess uric acid. Either way, gout treatment may include medication to lower the uric acid level or a special gout diet to decrease the amount of purine ingested. In gout, the first joint affected is often the big toe.  The elbow, wrist, and finger joints are also common sites.

Crystals form when people make too much, or do not get rid of, uric acid.  Genetics are the main factor in determining uric acid levels.  However, some medicines can cause changes in uric acid levels, including medicine for high blood pressure, diuretics (water pills), some blood thinners, and a medicine called cyclosporine, which is used for patients who have had a transplanted organ.  Eating meat, seafood, and alcohol can also raise uric acid levels.  In addition, obesity, insulin resistance, high cholesterol, heart disease, hypothyroidism and kidney disease can be associated with with this type of arthritis. Episodes of this condition have been noted after injury or surgery, sometimes involving infection or the use of contrast for x-rays.

The following are risk factors for gout:

  • if you are very stressed or have had an illness

  • if you injure or bruise a joint. If you are prone to gout, and you have more pain in a joint than you would expect after a minor bump, it could be an attack coming on, so get treatment straight away

  • dehydration

  • obesity

There is no permanent cure for gout, but much can be done to manage the pain of an acute attack, lessen the duration of an attack, and prevent future attacks.

Pain and other symptoms of an acute gout attack can be managed with high doses of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Corticosteroid drugs may be injected directly into the affected joint. Treatment is most effective if it begins as soon as possible when an attack occurs.

But there are natural ways to treat your gout and relief the pain that you may experience. Here is a simple recipe of a natural remedy that will help you treat your gout:

Ingredients:

  • 1 pineapple

  • 1 cup of tart cherry juice

  • Turmeric powder 1-2 tsp

  • 1 inch of fresh ginger root or 2-3 spoons of powdered ginger

  • 1-2 tbsp honey

Cut pineapple into medium size pieces after removing the skin. Using the stem is also beneficial as the stem contains maximum concentration of bromelain. Using a food processor or a blender, mash them up evenly. Strain the juice and then again put the juice in the blender, add 1 cup cherry juice, turmeric and ginger. Also add honey if you like. Blend once again for few seconds and store the juice in air tight glass container in your fridge. Drink half a cup of this juice every day. You will get rid of pain and inflammation very soon. You can store the juice up to a week and make fresh juice again.