Why Do I Have Gout?

by Mark John

Gout is probably the most painful arthritis condition, which is recognised as a chronic disease, gout is a metabolic disorder.

Gout is a form of arthritis that produces intense bursts of joint pain and affects millions of people, with men being the most susceptible.

References to gout go back thousands of years and have normally been labeled as a result of over indulgence, due mainly to the close connection with the wealthy and their rich diet. We now know that gout can attack anyone, regardless of diet.

Gout is characterized by excruciating, sudden, unexpected, burning pain, as well as swelling, redness, warmth, and stiffness in the affected joint. This occurs commonly in men in their toes, especially the big toe, but can appear in other parts of the body and affects women as well.

Gout tends to be more severe in people who experience symptoms before the age of 30. Gout sufferers who also have diabetes or kidney problems may find their gout attacks to be far more frequent.

Gout, like most arthritic conditions is chronic (on going), the condition is a result of a metabolic disorder, excessive amounts of uric acid leave crystal like deposits in the joint area.

Studies have indicated that about 1 in 100 people may develop gout. Left untreated, gout can lead to painful foot deformity and even kidney problems. Gout , or gouty arthritis, as it is sometimes referred to as, has been prevalent since ancient times. Hippocrates called it “the disease of kings” because of its association with a rich diet.

Is there a cure for gout?

While some will describe gout as an incurable disease, much like other terms of arthritis, they would be wrong. Gout can be treated successfully without drugs, using only natural practices. A combination of alternative methods can easily treat all of the underlying factors known to contribute to gout.

Drug treatments which might include NSAID’S may seem like the answer, however this may actually make the condition worse. Personal experience has shown me that the quickest and safest way of relieving gout is by using a natural approach.

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