Homemade Treatments for Gout

Gout is a form of Rheumatoid arthritis. It’s a painful condition that usually affects the big toes, believe-it-or-not. But, gout can also affect your feet, knees, hands, wrists, and elbows. Rather than try taking a prescription medication to treat the attack, try these natural, safe homemade treatments for Gout instead.

Since Gout is a type of Arthritis, it can’t be cured. But, it can be treated so it doesn’t flare up and cause uncomfortable pain and inflammation in your joints.

Uric Acid is a waste that’s normally removed from the body through the kidneys. Sometimes, though, it can build up in a person’s system because there is too much of it. When this excess occurs, it crystallizes and becomes hard, irregularly-shaped acid granules. These granules can lodge themselves in between your joints or inside soft body tissue. When this happens, it’s said that an “attack” of Gout happens. The affected area is painful and inflamed, and maybe even tender to the touch.

Several things cause an excess of Uric Acid in the body. Mainly, the causes are certain types of food. Foods that contain a high amount of fat tend to set off an attack of Gout in people who suffer from it. Gout sufferers should limit their intake of fat so it’s no more than 30% of their total daily calorie intake. Because they contain high amounts of protein, red meat, dairy, poultry, and pork can also raise a person’s level of Uric Acid.

Taking Apple Cider Vinegar is a popular homemade treatment for many health conditions. It also can come to the rescue for the treatment of Gout. Place a couple of tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar in a cup. Stir in a teaspoon of honey, then fill the cup with about eight ounces of warm water. Stir well and drink the mixture. Drinking three cups of this mixture every day should relieve you of the painful symptoms of gout.

Another homemade treatment for Gout is simply…eating plenty of berries. Blueberries, strawberries, and bilberries work the best because they contain high amounts of natural anti-inflammatory chemicals.

According to a report made by Dr. Ludwig W. Blau in 1950, if you eat six to eight cherries every day, you won’t experience the symptoms of Gout. This is because Gout destroys the natural collagen in a person’s body. Collagen is needed to form connective tissue. Cherries stop that damage from happening. This popular fruit also neutralizes Uric Acid. Instead of eating cherries, you can drink cherry juice and get the same effects.

Using cayenne pepper as a liniment is another homemade treatment for Gout. Simply mix a tablespoon of cayenne pepper, a cup of Apple Cider Vinegar and a cup of water together. Boil in a small pan on your stove top- do not use an aluminum pan!- or gently heat in your microwave until the mixture comes to a boil. Allow it to cool. Then, apply it three or four times a day on the areas of your body that are affected by painful Gout.

Males who are fertile can help prevent getting attacks of Gout by having regular sex. It’s true! Studies have shown that having sex lowers the amount of Uric Acid in a person’s body. At least it does if you’re a man.

Whether you’re a man or a woman who suffers from Gout, you should drink, drink, drink plenty of water every day. The experts recommend that each adult should drink six to eight- eight ounce glasses of water. The water will help flush harmful toxins, such as Uric Acid, out of your body. Drinking water is probably the BEST homemade remedy for treating Gout.

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