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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Medicine (Definition)

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


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For gout.. Do you know of any alternative treatment other then allupurinol to lower uric acid, for prevention of gout episodes?

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 more

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What should I do at home to alleviate gout pain?

What should I do at home to alleviate gout pain?

Antiinflammatory: If you have cherries they are good. Warm water soaks. ...Read more

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What can I take to stop gout pain in the ankles?

What can I take to stop gout pain in the ankles?

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 more

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Other than taking nsaids, what is the quickest way to relieve gout pain?

Other than taking nsaids, what is the quickest way to relieve gout pain?

Gout: medications like prednisone ( steroid) and colchicine will help to resolve acute gout. Has to be treated with allopurinol if it is recurrent. ...Read more

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How do I ease gout pain in my foot?

NSAIDS: Steroid injection, nsaids, colchicine, alluprinol, and the new PO med uloric. However you should see your foot and ankle specialist for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How can I stop the gout pain?

Take antiinflammator: Like alleve if no contraindication....If in foot follow up with podiatrist. ...Read more

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Please tell me what is good for gout pain?

See details: Nsaids, a short course of Prednisone or a cortisone injection of the involved join. The best treatment is taking taking a med to normalize your uric acid level and prevent future attacks. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How to relieve gout pain in the feet? Gout

How to relieve gout pain in the feet?

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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 more

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How do I ease up gout pain on both of my knees?

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 more

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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

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After taking homeopathic medicine...my gout pain stopped but swelling still there..does it mean it has cured or still should i continue restricteddiet?

After taking homeopathic medicine...my gout pain stopped but swelling still there..does it mean it has cured or still should i continue restricteddiet?

Diet: Definitely stay on the diet low on purines. Check online for purine rich foods. The homeopathic medication that you are taking may just be a pain medication but not an anti-inflammatory one thus the pain has subsided but the swelling persist. ...Read more

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Gout pain attack?

Can take : Colchicine when attacks are acute, antiinflammatories, warm water soaks and at times injection into the region. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Therapy (Definition)

Certain exercises, called "breech" exercises have a mild degree of success. Acupuncture also has ...Read more