Gout is type of arthritis that leads to pain in various joints around the body, not too dissimilar from osteoarthritis, despite there being some key differences. Gout is caused by having high uric build up in the bloodstream, which then eventually begins to accumulate in the joints and leads to inflammation. It’s this inflammation that causes the discomfort and pain that many people feel when they’re suffering from gout.
It’s a problem that tends to affect people above 50, and is highly dependent on the lifestyle and diet that that person subsists on, although genetic factors do play a part. For those that are suffering from gout and can’t always afford to see the doctor, there are some simple and effective home remedies that are worth trying.
It’s suggested that gout can be caused by a lack of magnesium in the body, and it’s widely believed that a deficiency in magnesium can significantly worsen the inflammation that the body can suffer from. Studies have shown that sufficient magnesium in the body is associated with much healthier levels of uric acid in the blood, which can lead to a lower risk of gout, although these studies mainly apply to men. Nonetheless, a good magnesium supplement is highly recommended for people of all ages.
A survey completed in 2016 showed that cherries, both raw, as a juice, or extract, have become an extremely popular home remedy for treating gout in the elderly. The research also suggested having around three servings of cherry over a two day while sitting down to enjoy some television or blackjack online Canada, which many consider the best way to fight gout using cherries.
Ginger has become something of a miracle food in recent years, and is used for everything from stomach pain to nausea. The anti-inflammatory capabilities of ginger are well documented, which has been shown to reduce the amount of uric acid that was found in the blood. Ginger can be taken in many forms, but one of the most popular is to drink it in tea form through pre-bought ginger teabags, or simply by grating fresh ginger into a cup of hot water.
Celery is most commonly eaten for urinary issues, although the seeds and extract have been used to lessen the effects of gout. It’s believed that celery can lower inflammation in the body, and it’s advised to eat celery as often as possible to have access to its full range of benefits.
- Nettle Tea
Stinging Nettle is a well-known plant that has been a part of English herbalism for hundreds of years, and although the leaves of the plant can leave nasty rashes, boiling it down and making tea out of it has been used by the British for countless centuries. Although there are no recent studies that prove the plant’s effectiveness on gout, it remains a popular choice for those wanting to lessen the impact of the condition.