More than 2 billion people suffer from the pain of gout and it generally occurs after the age of 50 years. Gout is a form of arthritis that’s common among people since centuries. It is more common in men than women and in women it arises only after menopause. Gout is a kind of attack of pain and swelling in joints. When the level of uric acid is high it starts forming grit like crystals.
These crystals usually get accumulated in joints. These crystals irritate the tissues and causing inflammation and swellings or redness in joints. Gout attacks can occur and reoccur in weeks or months. The common signs of gout attacks are severe pain in big toes or other joints, itchiness, redness, inflammation etc.
Generally gout attacks people suffering from obesity, chronic kidney disease, people consuming aspirin or diuretic medicines on regular basis or people with high alcohol consumption. Gout patient should seek medical help if pain is intense or else one can treat this disease at home with home remedies. Doctors may suggest steroids which may cause harm to your body in some way. Home cure promotes healing and has long term effects.
Home Remedies For Gout
Effects Of Baking Soda
A person suffering from gout attack or gout health concerns should be consuming baking soda. During an acute attack also person can drink baking soda to reduce the effects of attacks. We can mix 2 teaspoon of baking soda in a glass full of water. Stir the water properly.
Drink minimum 3-4 glasses during attacks. It helps to lower the increase in uric acid level causing gout attacks and gives instant relief from gout pain. It lessens the pain for some time. A person suffering from diabetes should not consume baking soda during an attack or in general.
Consumption Of Ginger Roots
A patient suffering from gout disease can use ginger and its roots for effective treatment. Ginger roots contains antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties which reduces the effect gout problems and also gives relief from pain and swelling. One can use ginger roots either in daily or can also consume raw ginger roots.
One can also prepare ginger tea by boiling hot water and mixing some amount of ginger roots in it. Such a tea should be consumed once or twice daily to reduce inflammation and pain caused due to gout. One can prepare a paste of ginger roots mix some of water keep it thick and then apply on the affected area and leave it for some time. This is considered to be a good home remedy which reduces inflammation.
Intake Of Lemon Juice
Another good home remedy to treatment gout is to consume lemon juice daily. Lemon is considered very essential for gout suffering patient as it alkalize the body and also neutralizes the increased uric acid level in the blood stream. There are different ways we can prepare lemon juice. We can take one whole lemon and add half tea spoon of baking soda.
Wait for few second before you add water to it. After adding water one should drink it instantly for it to be effected on gout. It gives relief from pain and swelling. Also reliefs from irritation caused due to gout. Another way is we can add half a lemon in water and consume it minimum 2-3 times daily. It also helps to strengthen the tissues in the body and reduces inflammation.
Effects Of Cherry
This is considered to be one of the best home remedy which has been used since ages to reduce the level of uric acid. Cherry contains antioxidant properties which is helpful in treating gout. Cherry contains anthocyanins which lessen the flares occurred due to gout and also reduces the inflammation.
One having gout troubles should be consuming 20-25 pieces of cherry early morning regularly. One can also consume cherry juice and can prepare it by enriching few cloves of minced garlic. This kind of treatment will certainly help in reducing swelling and all kind joint tenderness. In case cherry is not available in market one can look for canned cherries also.
Charcoal bath or formed paste can also help to reduce gout inflammation and draws the toxins of joints. We can mix ½ cup of powered activated charcoal in luke warm water and stir it properly to form a thick paste. We can put this paste in a tub full of water and soak the affected areas like knees or big toes for minimum an hour.
This remedy is very useful in easing the pain and swelling occurred due to gout. For other areas apply the paste directly on the skin to reduce inflammation. With charcoal we can mix 3-5 teaspoon of flax seeds to make the paste more thick. This helps to draw away the toxins formed due to gout and also reduces joint tenderness.
Cold Water Therapy
Application of cold water on the affected area helps in reducing swelling and pain. We should not apply ice directly as it may just damage your skin. Instead we can wrap ice in a towel and then apply it on the affected area. This kind of home remedy is very helpful for reducing the swelling and redness occurred due to gout.
One can also collect cool tap water in a bottle and apply it over the inflamed swollen joint. Try following these remedies for minimum 10-15 minutes over the affected areas. It helps to get rid of swollen and joint tenderness.
Salt Water Treatment
Epsom salt is considered to be very effective in treatment of gout. Epsom salt contains anti inflammatory properties which is considered to be very useful in treating all forms of arthritis problems.
We can mix some amount Epsom salt in hot water and soak the affected area in that water. It helps to relax and soothe the skin caused due to gout. It also helps to reduce the redness and swelling. Epsom salt enhances the effects of gout treatment. But make sure that the water required for Epsom salt is warm because the warmer the water the more effective is the Epsom salt.