Gout symptoms: 5 Natural Treatments to Relieve Pain
What is Gout?
Gout is generally known as a form of inflammatory arthritis. It is caused by the formation of uric acid crystal and it usually affects one joint at a time, mostly the big toe joint. Repeated bouts of gout can lead to gouty arthritis which is a worsening form of arthritis.
People with what condition are more likely to have gout?
People with below conditions are more likely to get gout:
- Family members with goat
- Middle aged man / postmenopausal woman
- Take medications such as diuretics and cyclosporine
- Drink alcohol
- Having certain health condition such as high blood pressure, kidney disease, thyroid disease, diabetes, obesity and sleep apnea.
The Signs and Symptoms of Gout
The symptoms of gout in affected joint(s) may include:
- Intense pain
5 Natural Treatment to Relieve Pain
Here are the natural remedies may help to relieve your pain. But, if your gout is very sudden or intense, contact your doctor first before trying any of the remedies below.
Chili contains capsaicin that have effective effects to relive pain for back, hips and shoulders. Capsaicin also have been use to form cream and it can be bought over-the-counter or made at home.
The active compound contains in ginger which is known as gingerol have powerful anti-inflammatory effects. This can help to relieve knee pain, especially pain caused by arthritis. Gingerol extract also can be found in the form of supplement.
Turmeric contain curcumin, an active compound that have strong anti-inflammatory effects and act as strong antioxidant. However, due to curcumin is poorly absorbed into bloodstream, black pepper can be added to enhance the absorption of curcumin.
Active compound in pineapple, bromelain have shown the anti-inflammatory properties to fight pain and inflammation. A report concludes that, bromelain has been recognized as a safe and therapeutic agent for arthritis and inflammation.
Omega-3 fatty acids contain in salmon not only maintain healthy heart. It also can help reduce inflammation and the intensity of joint symptoms via increasing blood flow throughout the body.
Liow Pui Kee
[BCs (Hons) Nutrition with Wellness Student]
(Love Earth Nutritionist)