Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Gout Relief -- What You Can Do

There is no question about it…if you’re suffering from gout, you know all too well what the word suffering really means. Most people don’t realize just how painful gout can be. Well, you don’t have to suffer any longer. This article is going to share 3 life saving tips for dealing with your gout. Hopefully, after reading this, you’ll be on your way to leading a less painful and more enjoyable life.

Probably the most important thing you can do is to modify your risk factors. Certain things will make you more prone to getting gout in the first place. By modifying these risk factors, even if you already have gout, you’ll in turn lessen the severity of the symptoms. These factors include keeping your weight within the normal range for your height, following a moderate exercise program, avoiding rich foods, meat and seafood and finally, have an evaluation for lead poisoning.

Another thing you must do if you’re going to have any chance of beating this terrible disease is limit your intake of alcohol…especially beer, Alcohol is one of the worst offenders to people who suffer from gout. The reason is because the alcohol helps increase the uric acid levels which in turn inflame the joints, tendons and tissues of the body. Just eliminating this one thing from your diet will greatly improve your quality of life.

Finally, if you do have an attack, don’t be a stubborn cuss like some people. You’re not going to be able to fight your way through it. If you have an attack and a joint becomes swollen or painful, rest it. Make sure you keep it elevated. If you have to take a pain killer (not recommended) do NOT take aspirin as this will only make the problem worse. Take something like ibuprofen to kill the pain.

You’re probably wondering why I don’t recommend taking pain killers. The answer is simple. The side effects, either long or short term, only lead to other problems. There are natural ways of dealing with your gout problem. In my signature, you’ll find a review of a great book that will help you relieve your gout naturally…without having to take any kind of medications.

You don’t have to continue to suffer with your gout. There IS a better way.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.

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