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Alternative Therapy For Gout Pain
Alternative medicine is the practice of healing that does not fall into the realm of conventional allopathic medicine. Many think it is usually based on cultural or historical traditions rather than scientific data. However, only recently is science catching up with history. For example, acupuncture meridians have finally been discovered by science. Types of alternative medicine include ...Read more
For gout.. Do you know of any alternative treatment other then allupurinol to lower uric acid, for prevention of gout episodes?
Yes: Gout is caused by your body's poor handling of proteins called purines. A diet low in purines certainly helps. Also, stay well hydrated. This helps prevent uric acid kidney stones as well as reduces joint attacks. Anecdotally, cherry juice seems to help as well. Have your uric acid checked regularly and if these methods aren't enough, take Allopurinol or uloric. Gout destroys joints. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Allopurinol: Gout is a problem with purine (protein) metabolism that results in excess uric acid in the blood stream. This ends up inflaming joints. A low purine diet and good hydration help. Anti-inflammatories and Colchicine (colcrys) help acute attacks. For long term control, your doctor will usually put you on allopurinol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Injection: Local steroid injection.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you tell me if i could use sea salt to help with my gout pain or does it have to be epsom salt?
It's really : The warm/ot soak part that is helpful as it helps to counteract the crystals from developing. ...Read more
Will working in the yard (pulling weeds) worsen and/or prolong gout pain? I would like to get out and do some cleaning up but don't want to prolong the pain and swelling.
Ouch, the Gouch.: Once it has been established that the pain is due to gout, you will need a physician to guide you through the treatment regimen. Anti-inflammatory as well as gout treating medications can be prescribed to help with the pain and inflammation. A low purine diet may also be necessary to further control the flare ups. Just simply taking medication may not be sufficient to keep gout under control. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: The acute gout pain can be treated with an NSAID such as Indomethacin or Naproxen if you kidney and heart function are normal. Colcrys (colchicine) can also be effective. Sometimes your doctor can drain and inject a steroid medication into your knees. Consider seeing your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me about gout pain relief, i, ve had it for two weeks now and its still not shifting I am on warfarin?
Go see your doctor: If you are still having problems, go see your doctor. You don't need to live in pain. The longer it stays around, the more damage that could occur. ...Read more