How to Treat Gout Naturally?
by Dr. Jack Hsu (10/7/2013)
Gout is a medical condition usually characterized by recurrent attacks of acute inflammatory arthritis—a red, tender, hot, swollen joint. It is caused by elevated levels of uric acid in the blood. The uric acid crystallizes, and the crystals deposit in joints, tendons, and surrounding tissues.
Gout has become more common in recent decades. The increase is believed due to increasing risk factors in the population, such as metabolic syndrome, longer life expectancy and changes in diet. Gout was historically known as “the disease of kings” or “rich man’s disease”. (Reference)
Normal levels of uric acid in the blood for men is 3.4 to 7 mg / dl; for women is 2.4 to 6 mg / dl. Higher than the normal level you may have gout symptoms, and higher certain level you may have acute pain somewhere of your joints of your body.
Taking the foods containing high purines causes high uric acid production and then increases levels of uric acid in the blood. If the level exceeds the normal levels of uric acid in your blood you may have potential gout problems. The low-purine diet is limited to contain 120-150 mg of purine.
The references for the low-purine diets and healthy foods to prevent gout problems are listed below:
This article is a search related to gout treatments to summarize how to treat gout naturally through natural foods, or other natural means. This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship.
- Eat at least 6 cherries, or cherry juice every day to complete relief from pain.
- Cherries and Potatoes
- Coconut Water
- Expose to Sun Light
- Other Natural Ways
“Dr. Wei, a nationally known, board-certified rheumatologist, recalled this story about the powerful effect of cherries on gout:
“Dr. Ludwig W. Blau, relating how eating a bowl of cherries one day led to complete relief from pain, sparked off the interest in cherries in the treatment of gout. Dr. Blau’s gout had been so severe that he had been confined to a wheelchair. One day, quite by accident, he polished off a large bowl of cherries, and the following day the pain in his foot was gone.”
“(Dr. Blau) continued eating a minimum of six cherries every day, and he was free from pain and able to get out of his wheelchair. Dr. Blau’s research led to many other people suffering from gout who reported being helped by cherries.”
Dr. Wei said that good results have also been reported with strawberries, which may be due to the fact that this food helps your body eliminate uric acid.” (Reference )
More authors’ quotes for Cherries and Gout are shown in this reference
Use juice maker to blend peeled raw potato and seed-removed cherries, 1:1 ratio in weight, and use filter to make potato-cherry juice. Drinking one cup of this juice every day will be helpful for your gout problems. (Reference)
Drink coconuts water from 1 to 3 coconuts daily, 1~2 hours later the pain can be released. Continuously treated for 2~3 moths, the symptoms of gout will be gone. If the fresh one is not available, the skin- peeled coconut, or the canned one is good as well. Of course, the fresh one is the best.
Expose the painful parts (your legs, or hands) under sun shine at noon. And walk for a while. 2 hours later, the pain was gone. The author did this kind of treatment for many times and worked for him to treat gout effectively. This information is abstracted and translated from a reviewer’s experience sharing from this reference.
Review the following reference for additional natural ways:
1. Natural Treatment For Gout
If you have acute painful gout problems, suggest visiting your doctor first to release the pain quickly, and then try the natural ways described above for a period of time. Of course, watch your diet carefully to avoid high purine foods.
I have minor gout problems because my uric acid level is around 7 mg / dl. It shows at my thumb finger (see video below). It does not cause me so painful that I have to see a doctor. This video below shows how I do-it-yourself (DIY) to remove gout crystal gel from my thumb finger where the gout blister grows. I need to do this operation about every two weeks depending upon what I eat. It seems it becomes a point to release excess uric crystals from my body. Consult with your doctor first before doing DIY operation. Not recommend for diabetic patients.