The Gout is really painful . It can easily take over your life .
There are some forms of help available.
The following may help with your gout Black cherry extract treatment. If you suffer badly from gout you really should consult a doctor.
Long term chemical treatments may be ineffective
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What causes gout and is it serious ?
Is gout brought on by poor diet and alcohol,or is it in your genetic makeup ? My father had it,and now i fear i may have it too.Im not overweight,im a moderate drinker,and i would say my diet is fairly healthy,i exercise daily and im quite an active person,so what do you think ?
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A "poor diet" in gout terms means any food or drink that
1) dehydrates the body,
2) adds purines to the body (which turn into uric acid),
3) restricts the body from getting rid of uric acid
So to say alcohol causes gout, well alcohol isn't going to add uric acid to your system, but it will dehydrate the body and restrict the body from getting rid of uric acid.
Yes, I don't doubt that your genetic makeup could affect your body's ability to over produce or under expel uric acid.
Here's my standard answer for gout questions on here, I've refined it to cover many topics over the past few months...
Fellow gout sufferer here. I've discovered that there's a ton of people out there that get gout and just are not sure what to do. What can I eat, what meds are there, how do I avoid this, what causes gout, etc. So here's my information that I've learned in 10 years of fighting gout, and I seem to be getting it under control.
For gout attacks, indomethacine and/ or colchicine. You'll need scripts from your dr. for these.
For the rest of your life, do these things: drink lots of water, 1 oz for every 2 lbs of body weight, each day. Once or twice a day, sip on 8 oz of water mixed with 1/2 tsp of baking soda. Helps the body be more alkaline (opposite of acidic) and get rid of uric acid.
Take allopurinol every day. Very inexpensive and no side effects, you’ll need a script for this. Helps the body get rid of uric acid.
Take celery seed pills. These may help the liver not to create so much uric acid. For diet, stay away from things that dehydrate the body, like beer and coffee. Don't eat organ meats, high fructose corn syrup. Eat lots of fruits and veggies, cottage cheese, sour cream, plain yogurt in smoothies mixed with orange juice and fruit. Drink fruit juices that are 100% juice, V8 Fusion is my favorite, it comes in many flavors.
Educate yourself on foods that are high in purines, avoid these foods as the body turns purines into uric acid.
Good luck to you!
K A R A T E
Is there seafood you can eat if you have gout?
I'm asian and have gout. The hardest thing to give up is seafood. So is there?
I have the gout as well and if I take grape seed extract twice a day I can still have seafood IN MODERATION. I love seafood and sometimes I get carried away at the buffet. Samsclub (if your in the USA) used to sell the best grape seed extract but I have not seen it there in a while. Another "temp cure" for the gout is black cherry juice. I don't like the taste but it work good too. You should take your "medicine" for a couple of weeks befor trying any seafood.
Just google on your seafood of choice and "gout", see what you can find.
If the seafood does any of these things, you might want to avoid them:
1. Makes the body dehydrated
2. Causes the body to produce uric acid
3. Contains purines, which will become uric acid
4. Keeps the body from getting rid of uric acid
Good luck to you!
Keith's comment :
"I find white fish fine but I do get a gout attack when I eat any of the following:
I think its best to avoi shellfish entirely unless you are prepared to suffer an attack"
Can anyone suggest some herbal remedies for gout?
My husband has been prescribed with medication for gout, which is causing side effects and doesn't seem to be clearing the problem up
Many Thanks in advance.
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Some of the problems related to conventional medications for GOUT are
Pain relievers such as Tylenol or other more potent analgesics are used to manage pain. Anti-inflammatory agents such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are used to decrease joint inflammation, but common side effects of NSAIDS include irritation of the gastrointestinal system, stomach ulcers and intestinal problems , and even intestinal bleeding. Corticosteroids, such as prednisone, given in short courses, are powerful anti-inflammatory agents for treating acute gout; yet long-term chronic use of corticosteroids is discouraged because of serious long-term side effects. Probenecid (Benemid) and sulfinpyrazone (Anturane) are medications that are commonly used to decrease uric acid blood levels by increasing the excretion of uric acid into the urine. Since these drugs can cause kidney stones patients with a history of kidney stones should seek other options. Allopurinol (Zyloprim) lowers the blood uric acid level by preventing uric acid production, but medication is used with caution in patients with poor kidney function, as they are at a particular risk of developing side effects, including rash and liver damage.
Herbal and homeopathic remedies have been used for centuries to treat a number of conditions, including gout. Harpagophytum procumbens (indigenous to the Kalahari Desert and is exclusive to Africa) has been used for many years to promote joint health and stability.
Glucosamine sulphate has been approved for the promotion of joint and cartilage health in more than 70 countries throughout the world, while Boswellia serata extracts address swelling joints, pain and tender tissues naturally, without side effects.
Hope all this helped
Asker's Comment: This is a well thought out and informative answer and will be very useful to us. Many thanks to Jahanpanah