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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
After taking homeopathic medicine...my gout pain stopped but swelling still there..does it mean it has cured or still should i continue restricteddiet?
Gout pain in toe.what to do n how to fight against gout attack my husband has this problem 2,3 timea a year then normal again after having pain killer?
Is gout pain with you at all time during an attac or will the pain come and go every 30 minuits or so during the attac ?
Gout: Kidney impairment and diuretic meds are common causes. Diet can aggravate. So avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of fruit and veggies. Drink 3 liters per day. Tart cherry juice daily can help. Citrus fruit daily can help ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a gout attack and am also taking xarelto (20mg a day). Can I take advil (ibuprofen) for gout pain and inflammation?
Yes you can: Most important don't get dehydrated , always drink plenty of fluids will avert an attack ...Read more
What can help relieve big toe pain known not be related to gout; I do have quite flat feet and am active.?
Maybe not your flat: The first joint (dp), or larger second (mcp)? Is is the pain located on the side, top, or bottom of the joint, if it is the first dp, it can be traumatic; it can be arthritis; psoriatic arthritis loves this joint. If on the bottom of the first, could be tendonous. If at the bottom of the mcp joint, you have two sesamoid bones that can be fractured, or inflammed.See a good specialist who can sort! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Big toe pain (quality: warm to touch, pain in joint). Possibly gout. However, uric acid levels are always in normal range. What else could it be?
Walks like a duck?: Don't be too anxious to discount possible gout. There is more to it than having a elevated uric acid. You need to look at the quality of your diet and life style, genetics, age, body type and degree of swelling, heat and pain. The time tested method of securing the diagnosis of gout is evaluation of the joint fluid. To remove all doubt, have your toe evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more
Gout management: One of the key elements in successful management of gout, is to prevent continued uric acid deposition in the joints, tendons, and kidneys. Some "natural therapies" may seem to reduce acute attacks but don't sufficiently lower the body's uric acid to prevent more deposits. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have gout in my feet, have taken coltrazine for it, is this the best treatment or is there a generic one that doesn't cost a lot that would work as w?
Gout : There is no longer a generic Colcrys (colchicine). This is one of several treatments for an acute flair-up of gout. You can discuss cheaper options with your doctor including indomethacin, other anti inflammatory medications, steroids. You should also talk to your doctor about long term treatment to prevent flairs and joint damage. This is normally started after the acute flair resolves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No but painful: A gout attack is one of the most severe joint pains that you can experience. The most common site is the big toe. Other symptoms of gout can be kidney stones (also painful) or chalky deposits in the skin ( painful if large and draining through the skin). Gout can cause joint deformity. The good news is that gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medications. Gout is not fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whats sudo gout? Whats the treatment?Why can't I move my ankles they are swollen and hurts very much?
Psudeogout: Pseudogout causes inflammation in joints similar to gout. Gout is caused by deposition of uric acid crystals in joints, whereas, pseudogout is caused by calcium pyorphosphate crystals. During acute flares, both can respond to anti-inflammatories such as nsaids as well as colchicine. Would recommend being evaluated by your doctor to arrive at a diagnosis. Other causes should be ruled out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Decrease uric acid: High uric acid levels in the blood cause gout. The most effective treatment is to lower those levels. The previous doctor spelled out how we do that with drugs. It is desirable to avoid drugs, if possible. Go to this reference to learn how to lower uric acid without drugs. https://www.researchgate.net/post/How_can_a_patient_lower_uric_acid_level_in_his_blood_without_taking_any_drugs ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Really?: Eno is an over the counter antacid brand, produced by GlaxoSmithKline. Its main ingredients are sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, and citric acid. It substitutes for baking powder. Would recommend you avoid unproven internet "cures" and consult your doctor for appropriate treatment with gout-directed medications. ...Read more
D J D: Both gout and osteoarthritis are serious destructive joint diseases. Gout is a systemic disease that is best treated with oral medication to control uric acid over production/under excretion. Both gout and osteoarthritis can be treated with nsaids. However gout can be treated with uloric, probenecid or colcrys. These three oral agents are specific for the treatment of gout. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The one that works: Which may be diffent for each individual. It would also depend on what body part the attack too place in. Antiinflammatories or oral steroids are sometimes used, injections if pain is severe, Colchicine now Colcrys used as a treatment as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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