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What Causes Gout

By Aneron Kepasil

Gout is a kind of arthritis which causes acute pain and tenderness in joints. The joint that is most commonly affected is the one at the base of the big toe. Gout is thought to be the most painful form of arthritis
because of the way it will happen with no warning and intense pain. The big toe is the most common area
to be affected but it can also be found in the knees, fingers, hips or other joints.

Taking large amounts of vitamin C serves as an effective medicine for gout. A study was conducted where two groups of people were given different vitamin C intakes. The people given more than 1,500 mg of vitamin C a day were 40% less prone to getting gout than those who consumed less than 200 mg a day. Doctors are commonly prescribing vitamin C to their patients today to combat the gout.

Purine rich foods are not the only factor that can contribute to a person developing gout. Obesity causes the body to produce more uric acid. Keep as close as possible to your ideal body weight to further reduce your risk.

Alternative treatments of an acute attack of gout may involve bed rest, immobilization of the affected part and local application of heat or cold. Management of gout also may involve attempts to control the rate of uric acid formation by having the individual follow a low purine diet. Such a diet excludes sweetbreads, liver, kidney, poultry, fish, alcohol, rich pastries, and fried foods. To promote uric acid clearance by the kidneys, individuals with gout will usually be encouraged to drink fluids frequently.

Natural gout cures should be pursued as often as possible in aleviating this ailment, as prescription medications to relieve gout such as Colchacine and Prednisone are in fact quite toxic to the body and cause such side effects as vomiting, diarrhea, kidney failure and stomach cramping. Taking vitamin C supplements on a daily basis is one of several natural gout cures that helps to reduce the amount of uric acid in the body. Daily consumption of cherry juice consisting of pure fruit juice with no added sugars is another proven effective and safe of several natural gout cures.

A natural solution for handling the symptoms of gout is Goutezol, a supplement that provides a natural and safe way of fighting gout, providing all the benefits of eating a large bowl of cherries in one capsule. Goutezol contains quercetin, celery seeds, mulberry tree extracts, and rutin, which are all-natural ingredients with a proven history of relieving the symptoms of gout.

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