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Uric Acid-Related Arthritis
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Gout is a common type of arthritis that occurs when there is too much uric acid (sodium urate) in the blood, tissues, and urine. Uric acid is the end product of the metabolism of a class of chemicals known as purines. In people with gout, the body does not produce enough of the digestive enzyme uricase, which oxidizes relatively insoluble uric acid into a highly soluble compound. As a result, uric acid accumulates in the blood and tissues and, ultimately, crystallizes.
When it crystallizes, uric acid takes on a shape like that of a needle and, like a needle, it jabs its way into the joints. It seems to prefer the joint of the big toe, but other joints can be vulnerable as well, including the mid-foot, ankle, knee, wrist, and even the fingers. Uric acid is more likely to crystallize at lower temperatures, which explain why roughly 90-percent of gout attacks affect cooler extremities like the big toe. The attack can last a few days or as long as several weeks, and then the symptoms disappear completely. Another attack may not occur for months or years. Repeated attacks of gout over a long period of time can lead to joint damage.
It should be noted that uric acid is not a fundamentally harmful substance, but a powerful antioxidant, almost as effective as Vitamin C, that helps to protect cells from oxidative damage. It is only when levels become abnormally elevated that it becomes a problem. Approximately 70-percent of people who suffer from gout produce too much uric acid, and 30-percent cannot properly eliminate it from their bodies. About 25-percent have a family history of gout. Elevated levels of uric acid in the blood can also be an indicator of poor kidney function.
GOUT FREQUENT SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
Symptoms of gout include:
Other symptoms may include:
- Acute pain is usually the first symptom. Then the affected joints become inflamed, almost infected-looking (red, swollen, hot) and extremely sensitive to touch. Gout tends to be commonly found in the big toe joint. This is called podagra.
- Pain that starts during the night and is so intense that even the light pressure from a sheet is intolerable.
- Rapid increase in the discomfort, lasting for some hours of the night and then easing during the next 2 to 7 days.
- As the gout attack subsides, the skin around the affected joint may peel and feel itchy.
Symptoms of gout vary:
- Very red or purplish skin around the affected joint, which may appear to be infected.
- Fever (more common in older adults).
- Limited movement in the affected joint.
By the time you experience the symptoms of a gout attack, uric acid has been building up in your blood, and uric acid deposits have been forming on one or more of your joints.
- Symptoms may occur after an illness or surgery.
- Some people may not experience gout as many painful attacks but rather develop chronic gout. Chronic gout in older adults may be less painful and can be confused with other forms of arthritis.
- Gout may also first appear as nodules (tophi) on the hands. There may be no classic symptoms of a gout attack.
The big toe joint is affected at one time or another in more than 90-percent of people who have gout. Although the big toe joint is most commonly affected, the joints of the feet, ankles, knees, wrists, fingers, and elbows may also be involved. Inflammation of the fluid sacs (bursae) that cushion tissues may occur, particularly in the elbow (olecranon bursitis) and knee (pre-patellar bursitis).
OTHER CONDITIONS WITH SYMPTOMS SIMILAR TO GOUT
The symptoms of gout (heat, pain, swelling, and extreme tenderness in joints) may be related to other medical conditions. Some of the conditions that can have symptoms similar to those of gout are:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis often occurs in the hips and shoulders, which are usually spared in gout.1 Gout usually shows up first in a big toe.
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- Osteoarthritis. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, and tenderness, commonly in the hands, hips, knees, or feet.
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- A joint infected with bacteria (much less common than gout). The treatment of an infected joint requires intravenous antibiotics and hospitalization, so talk to your health professional if any of the following signs or conditions are present:
- Treatment with medications that suppress your immune system.
- HIV infection.
- Recent bacterial pneumonia.
- Kidney or skin infection.
- A swollen prosthetic joint.
- Pseudo-Gout, a disease in which calcium deposits collect in and around joints, may show up as a swollen, painful knee, ankle, or wrist in older adults.
Uric acid is a byproduct of certain foods, so gout is closely related to diet. Obesity and an improper diet increase the risk of developing gout. Gout has been called the rich man's disease, since it is associated with too much rich food and alcohol. But in fact it affects people from all walks of life, most commonly men between the ages of forty and fifty. It may be inherited or brought on by crash dieting, drinking, certain medications, overeating, stress, surgery, or injury to a joint. Approximately 90-percent of the people who suffer from gout are male. Uric acid kidney stones may be a related problem.
People who have candida infections, or who have taken antibiotics on and off for long periods, often have increased levels of uric acid in their blood.
Because of the cellular destruction associated with chemotherapy in cancer treatment, uric acid is often released in extreme amounts, resulting in gouty arthritis.
In rare cases, a secondary type of gout called saturnine gout can result from a toxic overload in the body.
Gout can seem to flare up without specific cause, or can be brought on by any of the following:
- Certain conditions related to diet and body weight:
- Moderate to heavy alcohol ingestion.
- A high-protein diet (especially foods rich in purines, such as organ meats, anchovies, or sardines).
- Very low-calorie diets.
- Medications that may increase uric acid concentration.
- Regular use of aspirin or niacin.
- Use of diuretics, medications that reduce the amount of salt and water in the body.
- Use of medications that cause rapid cell death (chemotherapy, usually used to treat cancer).
- Major illness or certain medical conditions:
- Chronic kidney disease.
- High blood pressure.
- Conditions that cause an abnormal rapid turnover of cells, such as psoriasis, multiple myeloma, hemolytic anemia, or tumors.
- Lead poisoning.
- Injury (trauma) to a joint, such as stubbing the toe or overexertion.
- Having been born with a rare condition that causes high blood uric acid levels. People with Kelley-Seegmiller syndrome or Lesch-Nyhan syndrome have a partial or complete deficiency in an enzyme that helps to control uric acid levels.
Who is affected by gout:
- Gout is 5 times more common in men than in women. The first attack of gout in men most often occurs between the ages of 30 and 50. In women, it is rare for gout to occur until after menopause.
- Gout is especially common in Pacific Islanders.
- Children are rarely diagnosed with gout. If a child does develop gout, the health care provider will check to see whether the child has a problem present since birth (congenital) that is affecting metabolism.
If you have been diagnosed with gout, it is important that you continue to take any medications prescribed for this condition. but even with medication, you need to take steps in your diet and lifestyle to help control your gout. First, talk to your health professional about any other non-prescription or prescription medications you take, as some medications may cause an increase in uric acid production.
If you are overweight, take steps to get your weight under control. You can help to prevent attacks of gout by limiting alcohol intake and reducing intake of foods that are high in purines (specific chemical compounds found in some foods, such as sardines and liver).
NUTRIENTS TO PREVENT GOUT
Deficiencies in Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B-5) and Vitamin A and E can provoke an attack of gout.
For daily supplements, take:
- Vitamin B-Complex: 100 mg
- Vitamin B-5: 500 mg
- Vitamin E: 400 IU
- Vitamin A: 10,000 IU
- Vitamin C: 3,000-5,000 mg
Taking Vitamin C daily in addition to B, A & E, can help lower uric-acid levels. For more information about nutrients see the "Nutritional Supplements" further down on this page and dietary recommendations.
GOUT CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENT
Treating gout necessitates a definitive diagnosis.
Diagnosing gout can be difficult when the symptoms appear in the joint since several other diseases can mimic gout, including rheumatoid arthritis and infections. Pseudo-gout (false gout, another form of arthritis mentioned earlier, produces joint inflammation, redness, swelling in the larger joints (usually the knees, wrists, or ankles) caused by the development of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals in one or more joints.
The best way to get a definitive diagnosis of gout is for a health care provider to insert a needle into the affected joint, remove some fluid, and examine the fluid under a microscope for characteristic uric acid crystals.
Allopurinol (Zylorim), which inhibits uric acid synthesis, is often prescribed for gout. This drug has been linked directly to skin eruptions, inflammation of the blood vessels, and liver toxicity. If you have kidney problems, treatment with this drug should be carefully monitored.
Colcholine, a drug derived from the Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale), is used to both alleviate acute attacks and prevents further attacks from occurring. While often dramatically effective, this drug can cause serious side effects and toxicity, especially when taken in high doses and/or for prolonged periods.
Cortisone is commonly prescribed for the relief of acute attacks. However, this may put added strain on the adrenal glands, which are already under stress as a result of this painful disorder.
Gout is a type of arthritis that occurs when there is too much uric acid in the blood. An end product of the metabolism of protein, uric acid is normally flushed away via the kidneys. If, however, the body lacks a particular enzyme known as uricase, uric acid begins to accumulate in the blood and tissues, ultimately forming sharp, needle-shaped crystals. Like needles, these crystals jab and thrust their way into the joints. It is often said that gout prefers a certain joint over others, specifically the big toe, although all joints in the mid-foot, ankle, knee and mid-wrist can be affected, as well. The symptoms of gout are unmistaken able with acute pain followed by inflammation that is red and burning to the touch. Gout used to be called the rich man's disease because of eating rich foods and drinking alcohol, a luxury for most at one time, is one of the primary causes. As these indulgences are no longer luxuries, gout now affects nearly 3 out of every 1,000 people (usually men) from all walks of life. Gout may also be inherited or brought on by crash dieting, stress, surgery or an injury.
The primary purpose of treatment is to flush excess uric acid from the body, relieve painful joints and prevent further gout attacks, primarily by diet and life style changes.
Alfalfa Leaf Root (Medicago sativa) has a deep root system that pulls valuable minerals from the soil. With the aid of sunlight, nutrients including beta carotene and chlorophyll are made available to the body in a usable form. lfalfa tablets deliver excellent health benefits. Alfalfa is a rich natural source of chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals and protein which supports a healthy colon. Alfalfa Tincture is useful to generate energy and endurance; a tonic for the whole body, due to its highly nutritive value. Alfalfa is a good source of minerals and other nutrients that help to reduce serum uric acid. Take 2,000 to 3,000 mg daily in tablet or capsule form.
Agrimony (Agrimonia Eupatoria) has a reputation for healing jaundice and other liver problems.
Amalaki is said to stimulate the production of red blood cells, enhance cellular regeneration, increase lean body mass and support proper function of the liver, spleen, heart and lungs. It has also been used to purify the blood, improve eyesight, strengthen the bones and teeth, and cause hair and nails to grow.
Arthritis Formula Tincture is a combination of herbal extracts used around the world for Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Rheumatism and Tendonitis. Triflora is a fast-acting pain relieving gel containing homeopathic extracts of 3 proven, botanical ingredients in a soothing Witch Hazel base and leaves no embarrassing locker room odor.
Bilberry extract is a good source of anthocyanidins and proanthocyanidins - powerful antioxidant compounds.
Black Cherry extract or concentrate has been found to prevent attacks of gout. Cherries and the herb Devil's Claw are folk remedies that have been used as anti-inflammatories to treat gout. Black, sweet yellow, and red sour cherries have all shown to be effective.
Boswellia (Frankincense) and Turmeric (Curcumin) have powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
Buchu herb has traditionally been claimed to treat a wide variety of disorders, some of which include stomach complaints and urinary tract infections.
Buckthorn has been one of the few herbs to be used consistently throughout history for constipation and its by-products, hemorrhoids and anal irritation.
Burdock Root (Arctium lappa) is traditionally used for skin disorders associated with adolescence. It is also one of the most effective herbs for cleansing the blood without the side effect of nausea. Burdock is a blood purifier, aiding in the elimination of toxins. An herbal treatment for psoriasis and a promising HIV herb.
Camphor is used internally for its calming action in hysteria, nervousness and neuralgia. Externally it can be used to relieve the joint and muscle pain.
Cascara Sagrada (Rhamnus Purshiana) is one of the best herbs for the entire digestive tract. It tones and increases peristaltic action without being habit forming. It promotes secretions of the stomach, liver, pancreas and gallbladder ducts.
Cat's Claw Bark (Uncaria tomentosa) was reputed to be a super drug in the Andean region of South America. Cat's Claw is a rain forest herb that grows in the Peruvian Amazon. Cat's Claw Extract, also known as Una de Gato, is derived from the bark of plants wild-harvested in Peru and Brazil. It has been used by native healers for many years. It has a long history of indigenous use for reducing inflammation in arthritis and rheumatism as well as other types of inflammation associated with various stomach disorders and ulcers where it was clinically shown to be effective. Cat's Claw tea reduces inflammation in arthritis, protects the body from harmful substances, supports the body while undergoing cancer treatments, helps to boost the immune system. Cat's Claw supports a wide range of health problems associated with immune and digestive problems; such as gastric ulcers, arthritis, intestinal disorders, certain skin disorders, herpes, candidiasis, chronic fatigue, lupus, and tumors. It can also be used as an aid for stomach and bowel disorders including: Crohn's disease, leaky bowel, colitis, diverticulitis gastritis, ulcers, intestinal flora imbalance, and hemorrhoids.
Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum) is beneficial for the heart, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, spleen, and stomach. It is healing for the digestive system. A strong stimulant, Cayenne is a digestive and heart tonic. Relaxes the stomach and colon, helps to heal ulcers, improves circulation, and stops bleeding. It stimulates the heart, increasing and strengthening the pulse. When combined with other herbs, Cayenne Pepper helps increase their effectiveness by helping them enter the blood stream faster.
Apply Cayenne (Capsicum) powder mixed with enough Wintergreen Oil to make a paste, to affected areas to relieve inflammation and pain. This may cause a stinging sensation at first, but with repeated use, pain should diminish markedly. Cayenne can also be taken in capsule form.
Celery seed, an arthritis herbal remedy, also has an ancient reputation for treating muscle spasms, high blood pressure, gout, sleeplessness, depression, and anxiety. Celery Seed Extract contains numerous anti-inflammatory compounds.
Comfrey Leaf is one of the most well-known healing plants, especially for its ability to heal tissue and bone. Comfrey contains allantoin, which promotes the growth of connective tissue, bone, cartilage, and is easily absorbed through the skin.
Devil's Claw Root (Harpagophytum procumbens) is recognized by The British Herbal Pharmacopoeia as possessing analgesic, sedative and diuretic properties. Devil's Claw extract is a blood cleanser that helps remove deposits in the joints and aids in the elimination of uric acid from the body. Africans have used the herb for centuries to treat skin cancer, fever, malaria and indigestion. In Europe, the tea is recommended for arthritis, diabetes, allergies, senility and is widely utilized as an appetite stimulant and a digestive aid. Devil's Claw is an African plant with a healing reputation for treating arthritis and myalgia. Also a diuretic and stimulates the liver, gallbladder, and lymphatic system.
Elderberry Flowers (Sambucus Nigra) are used to treat bronchial and upper respiratory disorders as well as hayfever. As a hot infusion, the flowers are sweat-inducing and in combination with yarrow and mint are specific for colds and flu. The flowers are used to treat bronchial and upper respiratory disorders as well as hayfever. A cold infusion of the flowers can be used as a compress for chilblains. (Chilblains are the inflammation of the toes, feet, or fingers, due to the presence of a cold.) The ointment of Elderflower is soothing, cooling and healing, used for irritations of the skin. Considered to have a mild laxative action and may be used for rheumatism and gout. Elderberry Flower is a mild purgative, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, and expectorant. Whole Elderberry kills viruses and is well known as a natural cold and flu treatment. A gargle of Elderberry can be used for tonsillitis and as an herbal sore throat remedy.
Flaxseed Oil is a rich, vegetarian source of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids beneficial for allergies, cardiovascular health, cholesterol levels, circulation, eczema, eyesight, immune function, learning ability, nerve problems, osteo-arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, blood pressure, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, acne, dry skin, energy levels, PMS, mood swings, and liver problems. Flaxseed is one of nature's richests sources of fiber, essential fatty acids (lignans), protein, including 18 amino acids. Flaxseeds are an important source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, including Omega-3, plus Magnesium, Zinc and dietary fiber. Flax oil from flax seeds is the richest known source of linolenic acid.
Grapeseed Extract is a very powerful antioxidant, Grapeseed helps maintain capillary health, and has the ability to neutralize free radicals.
Gravel Root is used for kidney stones, cystitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease. Because it encourages the excretion of excess uric acid, it is also used to treat rheumatism and gout.
Hydrangea is used in the treatment of kidney and bladder stones. It is thought both to encourage the expulsion of stones and to help dissolve those that remain. Hydrangea root has traditionally been used to strengthen the urinary tract and help regulate its function. This plant contains alkaloids which help soothe the body, especially in the bladder and kidney areas. Hydrangea root also works like a natural inflammation reliever and cleanses the joint areas.
Herbalists use Juniper Berry primarily as a component of herbal remedies to treat bladder infections and a remedy for relieving the inflammation caused by gout.
JUNIPER BERRIES FOR GOUT
Juniper Berries are a popular folk remedy for gout, due to the plant's powerful anti-inflammatory properties. To soothe gout pain, make a massage oil using 1 ounce of a Carrier Oil and 5 drops of Juniper Essential Oil. Massage into the affected joint several times daily.
Try a cool footbath to ease gout pain in the feet by mixing 10 drops of Juniper Essential Oil and 10 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil in about 2 quarts of cold water. Soak the affected feet during the day for relief.
Kaishore Guggulu is particularly helpful for the accumulation of pitta in the joints and muscles, which may be indicated by pain and inflammation. Chronic accumulation can lead to serious conditions such as bursitis, tendonitis and arthritis.
Kava Kava Root (Piper Methysticum) is used as an effective natural herbal remedy that may help reduce anxiety, stress, and muscle tensions, promote friendliness and sociability, and produce relaxing physical as well as mental sensations.
Norwegian Kelp seaweed contains nearly 30 minerals which nourish the glands, especially the thyroid and pituitary. Kelp, also known as seaweed, grows in the rich ocean beds, far below surface pollution levels.
Kombucha fungus is all about synergy and offers many Kombucha benefit's. People from all over the world claim drinking Kombucha Tea provides relief from many physical ailments. Kombucha Tea offers many people the physical resistance they need to maintain and restore health. Kombucha Tea's benefits to the physical body vary widely. It is said to enhance the immune system. By detoxifying the body, kombucha makes it unlikely for disease causing bacteria and viruses to find a suitable growth environment. This results in a healthier physical body.
It has been suggested that Bitter melon (Momordica Charantia) is one of the few agents which has the potential to bolster a flagging pancreas. It has been recommended by the Department of Health of the Philippines as one of the best herbal medicines for it's ability to help with liver problems, diabetes and HIV. MAP 30 is a protein found in Bitter Melon that is believed to have multiple functions that could be beneficial in treating HIV infection. It is an excellent natural remedy for the common cold. It has anti-tumor and antiviral actions. Medicinally, the plant has a long history of use by the indigenous peoples of the Amazon. A leaf tea is used for diabetes and may lower blood sugar by increasing the activity of enzymes in the body that convert sugar into glycogen, which can be stored in the liver and used later for energy. It has been used to expel intestinal gas, to promote menstruation, and as an antiviral for measles, hepatitis, and feverish conditions. It is used topically for sores, wounds, and infections and internally and externally for worms and parasites.
Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica) has become a popular treatment of allergies (hay fever) and it can improve goiter, inflammatory conditions and arthritis. Nettle Leaf from ancient Greece to the present, Nettle has been documented for its use in treating coughs, tuberculosis, and arthritis, asthma and in stimulating hair growth. Very high in minerals and other beneficial nutrients, it makes an excellent tea. Nettle tea has an earthy refreshing flavor and aroma. Once dried, the leaves lose their stinging bite. Small spring leaves can be eaten raw in salads as a spring tonic. Nettle herb is wild harvested, gently dried and ground to a usable form and encapsulated.
Oregon Grape Root (Mahonia aquafolium) was used by Native Americans as a tea to treat jaundice, arthritis, diarrhea, fever, and many other health problems. Oregon Grape Root is used in liver deficiency, constipation, poor fat and protein metabolism, and general blood cleansing.
Queen of the Meadow (Eupatorium purpureum), also called Gravel root, Kidney root, Purple boneset and Joe Pye Weed after the Native American herbalist Joe Pye, has an apple scent. Infuse the dried root and flowers for a diuretic tea to relieve kidney and urinary infections and problems. The tea is also used to induce sweating and break a high fever. Also useful for rheumatism, gravel (gallstones), and dropsy (fluid retention). Helps chronic urinary tract problems such as cystitis, hematuria and frequent nighttime urination.
Samento (Uncaria Tomentosa) is beneficial in the treatment of a wide range of immune system related conditions; these include but are not limited to cancer, arthritis, bursitis, rheumatism, allergies, ulcers, systemic candidiasis, all forms of herpes, diabetes, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, intestinal disorders and HIV infection.
Sarsaparilla Root has been used for sexual impotence, rheumatism, skin ailment & disorders, and a tonic for physical weakness.
Sassafras (Sassafras Officinale) has been used as a stimulant, diaphoretic, and alternative.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is useful as an anti-inflammatory and can be used to reduce Alzheimer's debilitating effects, but there are multiple studies that suggest curcumin can have some potential in actually treating various forms of cancer.
Wild Carrot (Daucus carota) is also known as Queen Anne's Lace. The seeds are a beneficial antiseptic diuretic useful in the treatment of cystitis and prostatitis. Also, the seeds are used for the prevention and washing out of gravel and urinary stones. As a diuretic, it helps with dropsy and the elimination of uric acid from the body (thus, used for gout).
Wintergreen Essential Oil (Gaultheria Procumbens) is used for everything from arthritis and gout to tendonitis.
Yucca (Yucca Filimentosa) is a desert plant that was used by the Southwestern Indians for skin disorders, eruptions, slow healing ulcerations, to stop bleeding, and as a poultice for breaks, sprains and rheumatism.
MEDICINAL TEAS FOR GOUT
CELERY SEED TEA
Celery Seeds are a time-tested remedy for gout and arthritis. The seeds help the kidneys to disposed of uric acid and work to reduce acidity in the body as a whole. To make the tea, pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 teaspoon of freshly crushed seeds. Steep for 10 minutes and then strain. Drink 1 cup up to 3 times daily.
BIRCH LEAF TEA
The flavonoids and volatile oil in the leaves of both the silver and white birch tree are responsible for this remedy's potent diuretic effect. Drinking the tea will increase urine output and therefore uric acid will decrease. To make, pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1-2 teaspoons of chopped leaves. Steep for 10 minutes and then strain. Drink 1 cup of Birch Leaf tea 3 times daily for up to 8 weeks.
Devil's Claw and Yucca can aid in relieving pain.
Try using Chamomile, Lady's Mantle, Yarrow, Peppermint, or Skullcap, in either capsule or tea form.
Other beneficial herbs include Birch, Burdock, Colchicum (Autumn Crocus) Tincture, Hyssop, and Juniper.
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DIET & NUTRITION RECOMMENDATIONS
When an attack of gout strikes, eat only raw fruit and vegetables for two weeks. Juices are best. Frozen or fresh cherry juice is excellent. Also drink celery juice diluted with quality water (do not use tap water). Cherries and strawberries neutralize uric acid, so eat lots of them. Also include grains, seeds, and nuts in your diet.
During a bout of gout, eat only raw fruits and vegetables for 2 weeks. Drink 5 to 6 glasses of fresh juice daily made from Strawberries, Blueberries, Cherries or Purple Grapes are effective in preventing further attacks. These foods are all rich in the substances that counteract purines, the organic compounds that contribute to increased uric acid levels.
Maintain a diet low in purines at all times. Purines are organic compounds that contribute to uric acid formation. Purine-rich foods to avoid or eliminate include anchovies, asparagus, consomme, herring, meat gravies and broths, mushrooms, mussels, red meat, sardines, and sweetbreads. Also try to limit your intake of caffeine, dried lentils, fish, eggs, oatmeal, peas and poultry. Finally, do not eat any fried foods or roasted nuts. When cooking oil is heated, it becomes rancid and can destroy Vitamin E in your body, which results in increased levels of uric acid.
Consume plenty of quality water. Fluid intake promotes the excretion of uric acid.
Eat no meat of any kind, including organ meats. Meat contains extremely high amounts of uric acid.
Consume no alcohol, especially beer. Alcohol increases the production of uric acid and must be eliminated from the diet.
Do not eat any fried foods, roasted nuts, or any other foods containing (or cooked with) oil that has been subjected to heat. When heated, oils become rancid. Rancid fats quickly destroy vitamin E, resulting in the release of the increased amounts of uric acid.
Avoid rich foods such as cakes and pies. Leave white flour and sugar products out of your diet.
Avoid the amino acid glycine. Glycine can be converted into uric acid more rapidly in people who suffer from gout. See MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics - Amino Acids: Glycine for more information.
Limit your intake of caffeine, cauliflower, dried beans, lentils, fish, eggs, oatmeal, peas, poultry, spinach, and yeast products.
If you are overweight, lose the excess pounds. Losing weight lowers serum uric acid levels. Avoid very restricted weight loss diets (crash diets), however. Abruptly cutting back on foods or fasting for longer than three days may result in increased uric acid levels. See Obesity and Weight Control Diet or Weight Loss Diet for more information about obesity and weight loss.
If gout is confirmed, you can take several steps to minimize the pain and reduce the likelihood of recurrence. Follow the dietary restrictions recommended and be sure to drink at least several quarts of water a day. This will make it easier for the kidneys to flush uric acid from the blood.
Healing soaks, essential oils and medicinal teas may also offer relief from the pain and inflammation that are associated with gout.
Finally, eliminate alcohol, which sharply tends to increase the production of uric acid in the body.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH GOUT, TAKE STEPS TO DECREASE THE PAIN OF AN ACUTE ATTACK:
Rest the affected joint until the attack eases. This can be accomplished by sitting or lying for 30 to 45-minute intervals and by the use of crutches or a cane when moving about.
Elevate painful joints.
Apply a warm compress to the affected joints. The compresses given below use Essential Oils to provide relief to your joints.
An analgesic Menthol Salve delivers a combination of deep, penetrating relief of aches and pains in muscles and joints, and is particularly effective to soothe backaches and the inflammation and discomforts from arthritis, strains, bruises and sprains.
Benzoin used as a warming essential oil well known for its ability to heal irritated or inflamed skin. Mix 10 drops of Benzoin Essential Oil in 4 ounces of warm water. Soak a clean cloth in the blend. Wring it out and apply it to the affected joint as needed.
Herbalists often prescribe the essential oil distilled from the Wintergreen plant for painful, swollen or inflamed joints and muscles. Mix enough Wintergreen Oil with Cayenne Powder to make a paste. Apply to affected areas to relieve inflammation and pain. Caution: When first applying the paste, you may feel a sting. With repeated use, however, the gout pain should greatly diminish.
Aromatic and antiseptic, Cloves used as an essential oil numbs pain, which makes it helpful in easing discomfort from gout (and toothaches). Blend 10 drops of Clove Oil in 4 ounces of warm water. Soak a clean cloth in the blend. Wring out and apply to the inflamed joint.
Take Pain Medications, commonly used for arthritis, such as non-prescription medications, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, commonly ibuprofen. Do not take aspirin, which slows the elimination of uric acid.
Watch your dietary habits to prevent recurrences. Being overweight is a risk factor for gout. If you are overweight, a diet that is low in fat may help you lose weight. However, avoid fasting or very low-calorie diets. Very low-calorie diets increase the amount of uric acid produced by the body and may bring on a gout attack.
If you are trying to lose weight, do so cautiously. Crash diets and fasting for more than 3 days will sharply increase the level of uric acid in your body.
Alcohol can reduce the release of uric acid by the kidneys into your urine, causing an increase of uric acid in your body. Beer, which is rich in purines, may be worse than some other beverages that contain alcohol.
Diets high in purines (such as protein, sardines, bacon, mussels, and yeast) can raise uric acid levels in the body, which may eventually lead to a gout attack.
Certain medications reduce the amount of uric acid eliminated by the kidneys. These include pills that reduce the amount of salt and water in the body (diuretics, or "water pills"), Niacin, and regular use of low-dose Aspirin. Your health professional can help you find other medications that are equally effective but safer to use if you have gout, or may advise you to continue one aspirin a day if you are taking it for heart disease and stroke prevention.
Cold hands and feet can precipitate an attack of gout. Try to keep your hands and feet warm, and take extra care to cover your hands and feet during cold winter months.
MODIFY YOUR RISK FACTORS
- Keep your weight within the normal range for your height.
- Follow a moderate exercise program.
- Avoid a high-protein diet (especially foods rich in purines, such as organ meats, anchovies, or sardines).
- Have an evaluation for lead poisoning if you have been exposed to lead in your job or through hobbies.
- If you know you have high uric acid in your blood (hyperuricemia), do your best not to stub your toe or otherwise injure your joints. For reasons that are still unclear, minor injuries can trigger an attack of gout.
- Continue to take any medications prescribed to you for gout. However, if you have not been taking probenecid or allopurinol prior to the attack, do not begin taking it when the attack begins. Not only does this not help the acute pain, it may actually worsen it.
Gout was once thought to be due to drinking too much alcohol and eating too many rich foods. Although eating certain foods and drinking alcohol may trigger a rise in the level of uric acid in the body, these habits may not by themselves cause gout. Gout is most often caused by an overproduction of uric acid (due to metabolism problems) or decreased elimination of uric acid by the kidneys.
Dimethylsulfoxid (DMSO) is helpful for the flare-ups of gout. This oily liquid is applied topically, and is reported to be very effective at relieving pain and reducing swelling. Note: Only DMSO from a health food store should be used. Commercial grade DMSO found in hardware stores is not suitable for healing purposes. The use of DMSO may result in a garlicky body odor. This is temporary, and is not a cause for concern.
In high amounts, Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA), an EFA is known to reduce chronic inflammation. It has not yet been studied to see whether it can help to reduce inflammation in gout episodes. EPA is found in many Omega-3 oils such as Flaxseed Oil, Salmon & Cod Liver Oil.
Treatment with honeybee venom has provided relief for some gout sufferers. In this practice, called apitherapy, honeybee venom is administrated by injection, either with a hypodermic needle or by the bees themselves. The venom appears to act as both an anti-inflammatory and immune system stimulant. Do not use this therapy if you have an allergy to bee venom.
Further information is available from:
American Apitherapy Society
Heartland Four Corners, VT 05049
Phone: (802) 436-2708
(I don't know if this is a current address)
American Apitherapy Society
1209 Post Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583-2023
Phone: (914) 725-7944
Fax: (914) 723-0920
American Apitherapy Society
Office Coordinator: Jennifer Conover
5390 Grande Road,
Hillsboro, Ohio 45133
Phone: (937) 364-1108
Fax: (937) 364-9109
Deficiencies of certain nutrients can provide an attack. A deficiency of Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B-5) produces excessive amounts of uric acid. A study in animals found that a diet deficient in Vitamin A can produce gout. Vitamin E deficiency causes damage to the nuclei of cells that produce uric acid, causing more uric acid to form.
Bromelain is a proteolytic digestive enzyme that can enhance absorption of protein. Bromelain is an enzyme found in fresh Pineapple. Heat destroys bromelain, so canned or heat-treated Pineapple no longer contains this important enzyme. Include plenty of fresh Pineapple in your diet or use a Bromelain supplement.
Calcium is one of the most essential of the major biochemical elements needed in human nutrition. It is needed in every organ of the body, including the brain. Calcium is called the "knitter" because it promotes healing or knitting everywhere in the body. It is valuable for tone, power, strength, longevity, vitality, and endurance, healing of wounds, counter-acting acids, and helping regulate metabolism.
Colon & Liver Cleanser (CAC liquid) is a colon and liver cleanser and detoxifier as well as a blood cleanser that serves to regulate the bowel movements so that the stool is so soft it breaks up into a cloud. Use of this cleansing tea has many additional benefits: improves overall digestion; strengthens the immunity; helps to prevent cancer; makes the skin more emollient and flexible: clears the eyes; and provides an overall tonic effect on the body.
Coral Calcium (Okinawa) plus Magnesium & Vitamin D-3 along with other Trace Minerals provides essential minerals, restores body alkalinity, supports the immune system, and is bio available for better absorption. In liquid form, it contains a highly absorbable form of every mineral needed by the body.
DMSO (Dimethylsulfoxide) cream contains 50-percent DMSO which is 99.9-percent pure used with Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil, and Vitamin B-Complex. DMSO is used for various applications. Pure liquid DMSO is used for various applications. DMSO is often mixed with other extracts to enhance absorption. DMSO liquid diluted with distilled water in a 70 to 30-percent ratio may be used in a mist sprayer to help relieve pain, inflammation, scleroderma, and interstitial cystitis however, intended use is as a solvent only and the choice of using it in other applications is the sole responsibility of the user.
An all complete Multi-Enzymes dietary supplement is an important combination of critical enzymes that help support normal digestive function, cholesterol levels, fat metabolism and more. Plant source enzyme phytonutrient provides enzyme and saccharides necessary for optimal cellular communication.
Glucosamine combined with Chondroitin and MSM is a potent formula loaded with nutrients that help to provide nutritional support for joints and connective tissue.
Glucosamine, MSM and Arnica liposome lotion can be massaged into the skin as needed. Glucosamine, MSM and Arnica Liposome Lotion is a synergistic blend of joint and skin support factors delivered via liposome technology. Glucosamine is an amino sugar derived from the chitin of shellfish that is used by the body to support healthy joint structures. MSM is a natural form of organic sulfur found in all living organisms and is currently a popular supplement with health enthusiasts everywhere.
Glucosamine Sulfate processed with Potassium Chloride rather than Sodium Chloride (table salt) is preferred by people concerned about high blood pressure. Glucosamine Sulfate stimulates the manufacture of the substances necessary for joint repair. Glucosamine sulfate is not a band-aid approach as it works directly on the cause of the problem. Glucosamine Sulfate combined with Chondroitin Sulfate is ideal for hands, wrists, knees, back, neck, elbows, hips and ankles. Glucosamine Sulfate, lubricates damaged joint tissue by providing nutrient flow to tissue and cartilage. Chondroitin sulfate is one of the most abundant components of articular cartilage, a key component for healthy joints.
Accumulation of toxins in the joints can lead to discomfort and inhibit their proper functioning. A Joint Support supplement as a powerful combination of herbs are formulated to remove toxins around the joints and support healthy, comfortable movement.
Manganese, also called the "brain mineral," is important in the utilization of all mental facilities/functions.
Molybdenum is instrumental in regulating pH balance in the body. For each pH point increase (e.g., 6.1 to 6.2), the oxygen level is increased ten times, thus increasing the metabolism and enhancing the body's ability to burn fat. Also promotes general well being, aids in carbohydrate metabolism, has proven itself useful in MSG (or other chemical) sensitivity, increases libido, and may enhance the effect of fluorine in tooth decay prevention (dental enamel is rich in molybdenum). It also induces sleep.
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) supplement is a non toxic physiologically active sulfur compound that plays a beneficial role in connective tissue and joint flexibility, cartilage, tendons, mucous membranes, immune health, arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, muscle soreness, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation, pain, hair, skin damage and repair, nails, athletic injuries, acne, wrinkles and allergies. It helps rejuvenate joints and all body cells, lessens pain and stiffness of arthritis, and boosts energy levels. MSM combined with Vitamin C offers support for allergies, connective tissue, joint flexibility, immune function, arthritis, osteoporosis, digestive disorders, circulation,bruising, carpal tunnel syndrome, and antioxidant protection. MSM with Glucosamine provides nutritional support for healthy joints by lubricating, nourishing, and easing, inflammation in damaged tissue and cartilage. MSM lotion with Aloe Vera supports healthy skin, helping to keep it moisturized and smooth throughout the day. MSM Lotion contains methylsulfonylmethane, a form of Sulfur, which may be helpful in treating skin disorders including acne, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, dandruff, scabies, diaper rash, and certain fungal infections.
Potassium aids rheumatic or arthritic conditions and is vital for the elimination of wastes.
The proanthocyanidins in Pycnogenol are potent antioxidants and provide protection for collagen and connective tissues. Pycnogenol is a concentrated source of proanthocyanidins, organic acids and other biologically active components.
A complete Vitamin B Complex consists of 8 essential vitamins. B Vitamins are precursors of coenzymes involved in the conversion of cellular energy, manufacture of hormones and proteins, and repair and maintenance of nerve structures.
Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid) is converted to Coenzyme A, which is involved in the biochemical cycles responsible for conversion of fats, proteins and carbohydrates into energy.
Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids provides antioxidant protection for many of the body's important enzyme systems.
Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol) has potent antioxidant activity, supplies oxygen to the blood, aids in strengthening capillary walls, and plays a beneficial role in cancer and cardiovascular disease prevention, anti-aging benefits, circulation, wound-healing, immune function, nervous system function, PMS, hot flushes, diabetes, vascular disease, eye health, tissue repair, athletic performance, leg cramps, skin and hair health, and alleviating fatigue.
Zinc is present in all tissues, organs and secretions of the body. Chelated zinc is has an advanced amino acid complex for superior absorption.
The following nutrients are important for healing once appropriate local treatment has been administered. Unless otherwise specified, the following recommended doses are for adults over the age of 18. For children between the ages of 12 and 17, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old, reduce the dose to 1/2 the recommended amount. For children under 6 years old, use 1/4 the recommended amount.
NUTRIENTS Supplement Suggested Dosage Comments Very Important Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) As directed on label. Take with meals. Needed to repair tissues, aid in healing, and restore proper fatty acid balance. Garlic (Liquid Kyolic) As directed on label. Take with Vitamin B-1 & Vitamin B-12. Reduces stress and offers immune support. Antioxidant free-radical fighter. Excellent for joint problems. Proteolytic Enzymes Take 2 capsules with meals and 2 capsules between meals. Taking with meals improves digestion of protein. Taking between meals reduce inflammation. Wobenzym N 2 capsules with meals and 2 capsules between meals. Take with meals to aid in digestion of proteins. Take between meals to reduce inflammation. Powefrul free-radical scavengers. Vitamin B-Complex 100 mg of each major B-Vitamin twice daily (amounts of individual vitamins in a complex will vary). Needed for proper digestion and all bodily enzyme systems. Plus Extra
500 mg daily, in divided doses. Anti-stress vitamin. And
400 to 800 mcg daily. An Important aid in nucleoprotein metabolism. Vitamin C
3,000 to 5,000 mg daily, in divided doses. Lowers serum uric acid levels. Vitamin E 200 to 400 IU daily. Improves circulation. Use d-alpha-tocopherol. Important Free Form Amino Acid Complex As directed on label. Uric acid production increases if essential amino acids are lacking. Use a supplement containing all the essential amino acids. Kelp 1,000 to 1,500 mg daily. Contains complete protein and vital minerals to reduce serum uric acid. Alfalfa 2,000 to 3,000 mg daily. A good source of minerals and other nutrients that help reduce serum uric acid. AE Mulsion Forte As directed on label. Aids in reducing uric acid in the blood and is a potent antioxidant. Micellized Vitamin A Emulsion As directed on label. Aids in reducing uric acid in the blood and is a potent antioxidant. Potassium 99 mg daily. Needed for proper mineral balance. Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) As directed on label, on an empty stomach (first thing in the morning is best). Take with a full glass of water. An antioxidant and potent free radical destroyer. Pycnogenol
As directed on label. Powerful antioxidants. Zinc 50 to 80 mg daily. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily from all supplements. Important in protein metabolism and tissue repair. Use Zinc Gluconaate lozenges or OptiZinc for best absorption. Helpful Calcium 1,500 mg daily. Works with Magnesium. To reduce stress caused by this disorder. Works well during sleep. Use chelate forms. Magnesium 750 mg daily. Works with Calcium. To reduce stress caused by this disorder. Works well during sleep. Use chelate forms. Glucosamine Sulfate As directed on label. Important for joint tissue. Chondroitin Sulfate As directed on label. Nutritional support for strengthening joints, ligaments, and tendons. Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) A directed on labels. Has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. Sea Cucumber
As directed on label. A rich sourceof specific lubricating compounds found abundantly in all connective tissues, especially the joints and joint fluid. It may take 3 to 6 weeks to not an improvement. Marine animals that have been used as an arthritis treatment in China for thousands of years. Bone & Joint Support As directed on label. A combination of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other nutrients that are excellent for joint problems.
NOTIFY YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
You have symptoms of gout and need a diagnosis or a prescription for pain or if you experience severe pain in a single joint that comes on very quickly.
You have unusual symptoms or symptoms of infection such as swollen, tender joints with overlying warm, reddened skin.
Be Watchful: During an acute gout attack, you may be able to relieve some of your discomfort by taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and resting the affected joint until the attack eases. Hot compresses and elevation of the affected joint(s) may make you more comfortable.
Although aspirin is an NSAID, do not take it for gout. Aspirin can actually make gout worse because it slows the elimination of uric acid.
It is important that you see your health professional even if the pain from gout has disappeared. The uric acid buildup that caused your gout attack may still be irritating your joints and could eventually cause serious damage. Your health professional can prescribe medications that will prevent and even reverse the uric acid accumulation.
American College of Rheumatology
1800 Century Place
Atlanta, GA 30345
Phone: (404) 633-3777
Fax: (404) 633-1870
Web Address: www.rheumatology.org
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP, a division of ACR) are professional organizations of rheumatologists and associated health professionals who are dedicated to healing, preventing disability, and curing the more than 100 types of arthritis and related disabling and sometimes fatal disorders of the joints, muscles, and bones. Members of the ACR are physicians; members of the ARHP include research scientists, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, and social workers. Both the ACR and the ARHP provide professional education for their members. The ACR Web site offers patient information fact sheets about care professionals and rheumatic diseases.
P.O. Box 7669
Atlanta, GA 30357-0669
Phone: (404) 872-7100
Web Address: http://www.arthritis.org
The Arthritis Foundation provides grants to help find a cure, prevention, or better treatment for arthritis. It also provides a large number of community-based services nationwide to make living with arthritis easier, including self-help courses; water and land-based exercise classes; support groups; home study groups; instructional videotapes; public forums; free educational brochures and booklets; the national, bimonthly consumer magazine Arthritis Today.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
National Institutes of Health (NIAMS)
1 AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
Phone: (301) 495-4484
Phone: 1-877-22-NIAMS (1-877-226-4267)
Fax: (301) 718-6366
TDD: (301) 565-2966
Web Address: www.niams.nih.gov
This governmental institute serves the public and health professionals by providing information, locating other information sources, creating health information materials, and participating in a national federal database on health information. NIAMS supports research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, and supports the training of scientists to carry out this research.
The NIAMS Web site provides online health information for consumers and referrals to the NIAMS Clearinghouse, which distributes information packages about diseases on request.
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HerbsPro: Gout Tea With Black Cherry Fruit Extract Herbal Beverage, Only Natural, 20 Tea Bags,
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HerbsPro: Gout Symptoms Reliever Homeopathic Liquid Spray, Tastefree, King Bio Natural Medicines, 2 fl. oz.
Homoeopathic blend of Ammonium Phosphoricum, Belladonna, Colchicum Autumnale, Formicum Acidum, Fraxinus Exclesior, Ledum Palustre, Natrum Carbonicum, Nux Vomica, Urtica Urene in equal volumes in an enhanced pure water base (10X, 30X, & LM1 potency). Before initial dose, depress pump 4 to 5 times or until primed. Hold close to mouth and spray 1 dose directly in mouth 2 to 3 times daily until symptoms improve. Adule dose is 3 pump sprays, Child's dose is 2 pump sprays and infant dose is 1 pump spray. If using externally (when appropriate), simply spray on affected areas 2 to 6 times daily until symptoms improve. If symptoms persist or worsen, seek advice of physician. If pregnant or nursing, take only on advice of physician. Keep out of reach of children. Tamper resistant for your protection. Use only if safety seal is intact.
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