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There has been a good deal of attention given to hyaluronic acid for joint health lately, with the question on many peoples lips being whether or not it is an effective gout remedy.
Hyaluronic acid is already commonly used in anti-aging and skin-care treatments, but more recently it has been applied to treating painful joint conditions such as osteoarthritis and gout.
The driver behind this new use of hyaluronic acid is because it’s found naturally within the connective tissue of the joints, which is responsible for cushioning and lubricating them for better function. So by using hyaluronic acid treatments you are adding to the body’s own natural joint defenses.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally within the glycosaminoglycan of the body (a major structural component of cartilage). It’s found in ample supply in most areas where joint problems can occur such as in the knees, knuckles, shoulders, elbows, hips, and even the eyes and the heart valves.
Abnormalities in hyaluronic acid are common throughout many kinds of connective tissue disorders such as varying forms of arthritis, TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder), and gout.
Hyaluronic acid is now used as a preparation to treat the inflammation that can occur in skeletal joints. It also helps to fight the wearing out of cartilage structures as is typical in many joint diseases.
This therapy is considered more beneficial for many people than other common medication treatments, such as cortisone. Cortisone, though effective in the short-term for relieving gout pain, may accelerate the degenerative process of many joint diseases such as osteoarthritis, so may not be the ideal gout remedy in the long run.
As long as the preparation of hyaluronic acid is pure it’s often free of negative side effects, however sufferers who have allergies should avoid this treatment. The most common side effect seems to be a ‘chicken pox like’ rash.
Hyaluronic acid works effectively to counteract the inflammation associated with gout and other inflammatory joint conditions. The preparation as a gout remedy can be applied either as an injection into the effected joint, taken as an oral supplement or in the form of a cream that is rubbed into the skin on the affected area(s).
If using hyaluronic acid in cream form it can take anywhere from 10 – 45 minutes to experience relief from gout pain and should be applied daily as required during a gout flare. When taken in supplement form it can be taken daily as a preventative whereas injections would usually only be administered during a gout flare.
If you want to know whether hyaluronic acid will be a good gout remedy choice for you, or if you want to know if there is another form of treatment that will also be helpful, speak to your doctor to discuss your options.
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