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Natural and Home Remedies » Natural Remedies for Gout

Gout is the disease that results from the overload of uric acid in the body. The excess uric acid gets decomposited in the body tissues especially the joints and cause recurrent attacks of joint inflammation. Gout is considered to be chronic and progressive disease form of arthritis. People with gout are unable to properly excrete the uric acid out of their body.

In recent years, the natural remedies for gout have become very popular. There are many natural remedies for gout, with almost no side effects but the most effective way is prevention. Prevention of gout is only a few lifestyle changes and can significantly reduce the amount of time and irritation that result from the infliction of gout. As we all know, gout is caused by an increased concentration of uric acid in the body, all the prevention tips mentioned below are aimed at reducing the amount of uric acid in body or promoting the excretion of it.

  • Stay well hydrated. Maintaining a healthy level of hydration promotes the excretion of uric acid and is highly beneficial in the prevention of gout.
  • Eat a healthy diet. Dairy, fruits and high potassium foods are all effective in preventing gout.
  • Avoid eating dried vegetables and shellfish and watch your alcohol consumption.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle by being physically active.
  • Reduce stress. High-stress can exasperate the symptoms of gout.
  • In case of gout inflammation, take ibuprofen. Avoid aspirin as it may worsen the effects of gout.
  • Eating plenty of colorful fruits like cherries and blueberries, helps reduce the gout symptoms.
  • Drinking alcohol while having gout promotes dehydration and can worsen the effects of gout.

In many cases gout can be treated and entirely prevented by the above methods. If your symptoms still worsen, immediately consult the physician.

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