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|Home Remedies for Gout.
Gout refers to a certain form of inflammation of the joints and swellings of a recurrent type. Although chronic in character, it
occurs in acute attacks. It is a disease of the wealthy and chiefly affects middle-aged men. Women, after menopause, are
also sometimes affected by this disease.
An attack of gout is usually accompanied by acute pain in the big toe, which becomes tender, hot, and swollen in a few hours.
It may also similarly affect other joints such as the knees and wrists, and sometimes more than one joint may be affected at
a time. The attack usually occurs at midnight or in the early hours of the morning when the patient is suddenly awakened. The
acute attack generally lasts for a week or so.
|During this period, the patient may run a slight fever, and feel disinclined to eat A serious complication of gout is the presence
of kidney stones containing uric acid. In some cases the kidneys become damaged and do not function properly.
The chief cause of gout is the formation of uric acid crystals in the joints, skin, and kidneys. Uric acid is an end product of the
body's chemical processes. Those affected by gout have a higher level of uric acid in the blood than the normal, due either to
formation of increased amounts or reduced amounts of acid being passed out by the kidneys in the urine. This uric acid usually
remains dissolved in the blood. But when the blood becomes too full of it, the uric acid forms needle-shaped crystals in the
joints which bring about attacks of gout Other causes of this disease are heredity, alcoholic drinks, regular eating of foods rich
in protein and carbohydrate, lack of proper exercise, and stress.
Home Remedies for Gout #1
Eating 3 fresh pears a day will help to stop attacks of gout.
Home Remedies for Gout #2
Dry some apple slices and save them to make a tea for treating gout. Put several of the slices in boiling water and steep for 15
minutes. Sweeten with honey and drink with each meal.
Home Remedies for Gout #3
Strawberry tea is good to use in treating gout. Place 4-5 leaves in 1 cup of boiling water and allow to steep 15 minutes. Strain
and drink hot with honey.
Home Remedies for Gout #4
Put 1 tablespoon of chopped black currant leaf in 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Strain and drink 13 of the liquid, 3 times daily.
Home Remedies for Gout #5
Raw vegetable juices are protective against gout Carrot juice, in combination with the juices of beet and cucumber, is especially
valuable. Beet juice — 100 ml and cucumber juice — 100 ml should be mixed with 300 ml of carrot juice to make 500 ml of
combined juice and taken daily.
Home Remedies for Gout #6
The cherry, sweet or sour, is considered an effective remedy for gout This was discovered by Dr Ludwig W. Blan some forty
years ago. Himself a gout sufferer, Blan found the use of cherries to be miraculously effective in his own case, and he published
his own experience in a medical journal. Subsequently many people with gout used this simple therapy with great success. To
start with, the patient should consume about fifteen to twenty five cherries a day. Thereafter, about ten cherries a day will keep
the ailment under control. While fresh cherries are best, canned cherries can also be used with success.
Home Remedies for Gout #7
Add 1 cup of cherry stems to 2 cups of water. Simmer for 30 minutes. Strain and add 2 cups of honey to the liquid. Take
several tablespoons daily to prevent gout.
Home Remedies for Gout #8
Lime is also used as a remedy in gout vitamin C is known to prevent and cure sore joints by strengthening the connective
tissues of the body. The citric acid found in lime is a solvent of the uric acid which is the primary cause of this disease. The juice
of half a lime, squeezed into a glass of water, should be taken twice daily.
Home Remedies for Gout #9
Mix equal amounts of sour cream and olive oil and apply to the joint affected. Apply flannel cloth to keep warm.
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