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How To Treat Gout With Natural Alternatives
Yes: So gout is a condition that tends to both recruit more joints with each flare (i.e. 1st flare: big toe, 2nd flare: big toe and knee, etc) and worsens the inflammation that occurs with each flare. This can lead to a destructive arthritis that can render the most affected joints unusable and deformed. In addition, kidney stones can occur with untreated disease. Treatment is simple for 95% of gout pt. ...Read more
Gout rx: Yes, for acute relief for about 10 days. It is an NSAID ...Read more
Not natural: Gout is the painful precipitation of uric acid crystals in various joints of the body the most famous being the great toe. Management is by blocking synthesis of the uric acid by a pharmacological agent called allopurinol. This is so effective, and safe, that I wonder why anyone would consider anything else. No "natural" product comes close. ...Read more
Gout is an inflammatory type of arthritis caused by the buildup of uric acid and collects in joints and soft tissues. Many cases occur in the foot and ankle.
Antiinflammatory medications help to reduce the inflammation. Other medications such as Colchicine and Allopurinol are used to control the uric acid. Sometimes, steroid injections can provide relief. ...Read more
Complex disease.: Gout is an incredibly painful disease in which crystal of uric acid are deposited in joints - usually one of the great toes. Treatment is long term to control uric acid levels and short term to treat the attacks with Colchicine or a non steroidal or occasionally a steroid. ...Read more
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Yes, it can be used: Meloxicam specifically hasn’t been studied in gout, but its drug class meloxicam is in have been shown to be effective to reduce pain and swelling during gout attacks. Note: they treat the symptom of pain but not they do nothing for the underlying cause - the gout itself. If you use it for gout, loop your doctor in; longtime use can erode the stomach and gut lining, leading to ulcers and bleeding. ...Read more
Enriched skim milk?:
Treatment no, but decreasing frequency of flare ups maybe so. Just released: drinking skim milk enriched with glycomacropeptide and g600 milk fat extract may help reduce the frequency of painful flare ups. Discuss with your doctor first though! Here is the link:
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_121136.Html. ...Read more
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 more
See your doctor: If there is an underlying medical reason for your protein deficiency, medical treatment will be in order. If it is due to malnutrition or crash dieting, getting the right protein in the diet and/or supplementation might help. It is controversial, but in patients who do not take in enough protein and/or calories, muscle catabolism takes place before burning fat. ...Read more
My dad's foot is hurting him. It's sore and swollen; I think it may be gout. How can this be treated?
See a podiatrist: He needs an evaluation and blood work to determine the problem before treatment is begun. ...Read more
Cherries: Are said to be good.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cherry juice: Try cherry juice.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had a gout flare up. It was treated and went away. Started on Puricos on Tuesday. Now it feels like a new flare up. Should I continue on puricos?
Get evaluated: There are many causes of pain in your feet. You should see a rheumatologist for a complete evaluation. They will be able to make a diagnosis and prescribe appropriate treatment. ...Read more
You shouldn't: I am not sure what you are doubting as you did not say. Rest assured, Indomethacin is a common medication employed in gout conditions. It is the antiinflammatory of choice employed by most doctors. Apo - implies it was a brand name. One of the common side effects is frontal headaches, specific for this medication. All nsaid's (anti-inflammatory) carry certain risks. ...Read more
Re evaluate: Perhaps the diagnosis is wrong. Re visit the doctor and consider a specialist for further work up. ...Read more
What to do if I have terrible pain in my big toe from an attack of the gout. How do I treat the pain?
Gout: Start with a look at your diet. Foods high in purines...Red meat, alcohol, sweets....The list goes on. Then check hydration drink water and consider antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen or naproxen....Dose as directed if you can take this kind of med. Then call your doc to see if you need to treat the condition long term. ...Read more