What Can I Do About My Gout?
Gout isn’t one of those glamorous illnesses like cancer that gets a lot of exposure and ultimately, a lot of research and time to finding a cure. So gout sufferers don’t quite get the attention that they would like. That, however, does not make this illness any less dangerous and, at times, intolerable to live with. In this article, I’m going to share a few things that you can do to help treat your gout. I hope you find this of some help to you.
Many people don’t really understand what causes gout or how dangerous it can be. Part of the price we pay for not being a huge bulls eye on the medical map. Gout is essentially the buildup of uric acid in the articular cartilage of joints, tendons and tissues. This inflammation can cause severe pain which, if left untreated, can cause severe tissue damage. You have a higher risk of getting this disease if you drink too much alcohol or eat too much red meat or eat too much fish with chemicals called purines.
There are some common treatments for gout. The problem with these medical treatments is that almost all of them have side effects…many of which can be harmful themselves. These treatments include shots of corticosteroids or other prescription medications. Over the counter, you can take pain killers such as Ibuprofen. Do NOT take aspirin as it can actually make your gout worse. Your doctor can also prescribe medicine to help reduce the buildup of uric acid.
But as I said, all these treatments have side effects…some of which are less pleasant than the gout itself. There really are better ways to treat your gout. The best way is to simply change your diet. Avoid rich foods and alcohol. Avoid red meat and fish. Drink plenty of water.
Below, you’ll find a review of a great book that will help you treat your gout safely and efficiently. It involves no drugs whatsoever and most importantly…it works.
You don’t have to continue suffering from gout. There are natural treatments available so that you don’t have to suffer through the side effects of dangerous medications.