Treating gout symptoms naturally is much easier than you may think. There are many natural remedies out there, but here you’ll discover 3 simple gout treatments that are both popular and effective. Let’s get cracking…
The symptoms of gout, i.e. swelling, redness, stiffness, inflammation, hot to touch and, not forgetting, excruciating pain, are caused by the deposition of urate crystals in your joint(s).
These ‘gout’ crystals can be formed when you have high levels of uric acid in your blood. This condition — known as hyperuricemia — typically arises when your kidneys can’t excrete enough uric acid out of your body.
This usually happens when either, your kidneys can’t deal with your body’s normal uric acid production, or, your body is producing too much acid for your kidneys to handle. Or even both at the same time. Whatever the reason, the result is high uric acid that leads to needle-like crystals causing gout in your joint(s).
There is no doubt that drug-based treatments prescribed by the medical profession can eliminate gout symptoms by reducing inflammation, relieving pain, and, lowering uric acid. But their side effects like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, bleeding and ulcers, etc., mean that many gout sufferers are now seeking natural gout remedies.
Here are 3 ways of treating gout symptoms that I have found to be effective — as have very many other gout sufferers:-
Their natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties make these an excellent natural gout treatment. The amount you take varies from person to person, but 30 to 40 every 4 hours during an attack, seems to be effective. Repeat everyday until your symptoms abate.
(2) CELERY SEEDS
These contain a range of different types of anti-inflammatory properties that make this another powerful gout remedy. You can make a tea by boiling 1 tablespoon of seeds in 2 cups of water until the seeds are soft. Strain off the seeds and drink 1/2 cup 4 times daily until your gout symptoms have gone.
Note: Pregnant women and anyone with kidney disease or disorder should definitely not use this treatment. This is because celery seeds are a natural diuretic.
(3) VITAMIN C
Vitamin C has been shown to both aid in uric acid excretion, and, in the reduction of uric acid in the blood. Eat lots of fruit, particularly oranges, tangerines, etc., plus, vegetables such as red bell peppers, potatoes and red cabbage. You can also take it in supplement form, which is particularly effective during an actual gout attack.
These are just three ways of treating gout symptoms naturally; there are very many more that you can consider. Some are really only of use during an actual attack, whilst others can be used to prevent recurring gout attacks.
And you must prevent recurring gout. Not just because of the agony of an attack and the way it affects your day-to-day activities, but also because enough of these can leave you with permanent joint damage and / or kidney problems, including stones.