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Gout symptoms: 5 Natural Treatments to Relieve Pain

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
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Redness
  • Heat

 

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.

 

 

  1. Chili

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.

  1. Ginger

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.

  1. Turmeric

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.

  1. Pineapple

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.

  1. Salmon

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.

 

Written By:
Liow Pui Kee
[BCs (Hons) Nutrition with Wellness Student]
[UCSI University]
Reviewed By:
Jasmine Lim
(Love Earth Nutritionist)

 

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