A victim of gout does not really feel concerned enough to try and treat his or her condition until a second attack happens. It’s in our nature to try and delay treatment because we often think that our body is geared to be resistant against a similar attack the very next time it happens. That may be true for other types of health conditions but unfortunately, in the case of gout, this is completely the opposite. Gout will never truly go away on its own so it’s up to you to get your condition fixed.
With regard to seeking a natural treatment for your gout, you have to look at 2 vital factors first. The first would be the recurrent gout flare ups that are also known as acute attacks. An acute attack essentially refers to a sudden onset of symptoms which signifies gout that may occur from time to time. An interval period of 6 months or a year is most typical but it could take place anytime before that so be cautious. During an attack, it can feel almost impossible to get up on your legs at all, especially if it’s the big toe of yours being affected. Even with crutches, the blood will be flowing down to your toes and that itself will lead to tremendous pain. One of the better ways to reduce the pain directly would be to keep your affected feet lifted upwards so that the blood wouldn’t rush to the joint. After a while, the joint will feel numb from the lack of blood at that area. This may also help to prevent further inflammation because the white blood cells will not accumulate at the joints to cause infection.
Also, if you’re suffering from a gout attack and none of the home remedies seem to be working fast enough, you may want to resort to medication instead. Any doctors may prescribe anti-inflammation drugs that will help reduce the inflammation or pain within just a few hours. Note however that this shouldn’t be sought as a long term treatment because there will inevitably be some side effects associated with these drugs. Also, even if you continuously take the medication in a diligent manner, the cause of your gout will still be there. You haven’t gotten rid of it or prevent it from happening against because what you’re doing is just to eliminate the surface symptoms. With that said, the gout medication that’s mostly prescribed by doctors will be NSAIDs. NSAID stands for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. An example of a NSAID will be Indomethacin. This will usually be the first type of medication that is given to a gout patient. The effects will kick in at around the 5-hour mark. This medication should be taken until the gout symptoms fade away completely.
If for some reason the victim is unable to take an NSAID, perhaps due to a medical history, an alternative remedy would be to take Colchicine. This treatment will have much quicker effects and is noticeably stronger in its effectiveness but it also has side effects. Nausea, stomache pain and vomiting are some of the side effects but these will vary from person to person.
In relation to 100 percent natural remedies for gout, you could try taking in substantial volumes of Vitamin C. These can be acquired through the consumptions of fruits like the Kiwi fruit, lemons or cherries. Yes, there’s no doubt that water helps substantially too so make sure you drink at least 6-8 glasses of water on a daily basis.