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Five Ways to Fight Arthritis Gout | Cure Gout Now

Five Ways to Fight Arthritis Gout

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Gout, also known as arthritis gout, is a painful form of arthritis that occurs when uric acid builds up in crystals at the joints of the body, most commonly at the big toe and in the hands.  It usually appears as sudden attacks as opposed to being a common complaint.  It is different from typical arthritis which is an inflammation of the joints causing swelling and pain and can cause joints to become deformed. Gout develops due to a build of up uric acid in the bloodstream being deposited as uric acid crystals in the joint spaces.

Many people take prescription medications or over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in order to ease their arthritis gout.  However, there are also very effective natural remedies available that can help reduce the production and buildup of uric acid, effectively fighting arthritis gout.

These natural remedies include:

• Apple Cider Vinegar – one way to take this is by boiling the apple cider vinegar and adding rose hips.  Once cooled, the mixture is gently dabbed on the area affected by gout.  This should be performed several times per day for as long as the gout attacks continue. It can also be helpful in preventing gout attacks as it is thought it changes the pH level of the blood so that instead of forming crystals, uric acid is simply expelled in the urine. 

Apple cider vinegar can also be taken with meals. Try mixing two teaspoons of vinegar with two teaspoons of raw honey in a glass of water.

Many people find that soaking a foot or joint affected by gout in a mixture of half a cup of apple cider vinegar and three cups of hot water can help alleviate pain during a gout attack.

• Celery Seeds – medical botanist formerly of the US Department of Agriculture, James Duke Ph.D recommended celery seeds for quick and effective gout relief as they help to eliminate uric acid from the body and act as anti-inflammatory agents.   Supplements of 450 mg to 500 mg of celery seed extract can be taken daily. However, pregnant women and people with kidney disease should avoid this remedy, as the plant has diuretic properties. 

Another method is to boil celery seeds in two cups of water until soft, and then strain the seeds from the water, drinking one half cup of the celery water four times a day.

• Cherries – eating six to eight fresh cherries every day is one of the easiest and most pleasant ways to relieve gout symptoms.  Dr. Ludwig W. Blau first reported this remedy in 1950, having discovered the gout relieving properties of cherries firsthand.  If fresh cherries are not available, canned or frozen cherries are an alternative. The antioxidant properties of cherries act as an anti-inflammatory and enzymes in the cherry neutralize uric acids, helping to combat gout before it starts.  Eating cherries between meals is the best way to get the most benefit from their helpful properties.

• Quercetin – this is a flavonoid that helps to prevent the production of uric acid in a way similar to many of the prescription medications that are used for gout treatment. By taking 1000mg of quercetin with 1000 to 1500mg of the bromelain enzyme (which enhances absorption) two to three times every day between meals, inflammation and uric acid production can be effectively reduced.

• Red Clover – this herb is very effective for eliminating toxins from the body, such as excess uric acid.  As uric acid is expelled, the risk of a gout attack is minimized and the symptoms of a current attack can often be relieved.

Although these natural approaches can be very effective, before beginning any treatment – natural, herbal or otherwise – for your arthritis gout, always discuss your intentions with your doctor to ensure the safety and effectiveness for your circumstances.

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5 Responses

  1. Jonathan Adams
    July 3rd, 2008 | 5:38 pm

    Hello lisa, Here`s some info that may be usefull to some of your other readers.I have recently found during courses of medication that the pain killer tramadol sets of all my symptoms of gout due to the ingredient hydrochloride.I read about it in an issue of the Daily Mail.Just one more thing which most may know anyway,taking glucosamine for your joints is far worse as it is made from shells from shellfish.

  2. July 3rd, 2008 | 6:10 pm

    This is very useful.

  3. Joe Taylor
    July 4th, 2008 | 2:26 pm

    I like the idea of eating cherries. I don’t like taking some of those prescription drugs. Keep sending those “other” forms of preventive medicines.

  4. July 11th, 2008 | 12:45 pm

    Thanks Jonthan that is really useful.

  5. July 17th, 2008 | 10:47 pm

    I have been kind of successful with Baking Soda, cherries and lots of water, all this within a vegetrian style. I had this big ankle gout attack 1 1/2 years ago, when I started taken 1/2 cup of baking soda in 1/2 liter of water as I wake and before sleeping, EVERY SINGLE DAY. I also eat 20-30 cheeries in the morning and drink Black cherry juice once a days in the afternoon, as i return from work. My uric acid level, followed up every 3 months did never return beloww the target (450 mmol/L) but the fact is I never had a recurrence, not even a single flare.
    Hope this help, as I am also searching to know if hot peppers (high capsine content) can help for gout, but never got a clear cut answer.

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