Gouty arthritis symptoms can present a kind of pain that is so difficult for the ordinary human being to come to terms with. The pain can be so intense that even sleeping at night becomes next to impossible. The inadequacy of current medical practices in dealing with gouty arthritis has given rise to opportunistic players who have come up with alternative solutions that have done nothing to ease gouty arthritic pain.
What most people fail to realize however, is that Dr Kaufman, M.D., Ph.D. has since the early 1940’s used an optimum combination of nutritional supplements that has been very effective against various forms of arthritis. Dr Kaufman never gained the recognition he rightly deserved from the medical establishment of his day because he used alternative treatments that are not recognised by the FDA as drugs.
However, his methods worked. Even more, his methods now form the basis of some of the most effective alternative arthritis treatments available today.
Now, before we delve a lot into ways in which you can identify the most effective alternative treatments for gouty arthritis, let’s first start by looking at what it is as well as singling out some of its most common symptoms.
What Is Gouty Arthritis?
Dr Pleas defines gout as;
“a form of arthritis characterized by too much uric acid in the blood and tissues”
While uric acid is essential in the body since it helps to protect our DNA, too much of it however, becomes a problem. An over-concentration of uric acid in the blood and body tissue results in the formation of crystals between the bone joints.
The formation of the crystals in turn triggers damage to the synoval fluid sacks. This in turn gives rise to an infection that generates excessive pain of gouty arthritis attacks. The bottom line however is that the principal cause of this condition is an over-concentration of uric acid in the system.
Under normal circumstances, uric acid dissolves in the blood and is washed out of the system through the kidneys. An excess of it develops in the body due to eating foods that are high in a substance called purines which is found in foods such as meat, turkey, sardines, liver etc.
Now, let’s look closely at the symptoms
Gouty Arthritis Symptoms
One thing for sure, gouty arthritis causes massive pain and swelling in the affected joints. The pain is so acute that in most instances, walking becomes a real problem if the leg or the foot is affected.
While these attacks can occur at any time of day, in most cases it is night time attacks of swelling and tenderness of the affected joints that are very problematic.
In the majority of cases, the large joint of the big toe is affected although other areas such as the ankle, knee, hand, wrists and elbows may be affected.
If not checked and treated timeously, it may later affect shoulders, spine or hips and even proceed to destroy the joint and adjacent bone.
Alternative Gouty Arthritis Treatment
The key to an effective alternative treatment plan for gouty arthritis is in a multi focused approach that incorporates dietary changes as well as nutritional supplementation. Let’s discuss dietary changes first.
An effective diet plan for gouty arthritis needs to be very rich in high fiber foods. Such foods help the body in eliminating uric acid by absorbing bile acids formed in the liver.
The proper diet plan needs to go with plenty of fluids such as water, lemon and herbal teas. Fluids are very good at helping to dilute the urine and promote the removal of uric acid from the body.
Although diet plays a very important role in the effective management of gouty arthritis, a nutritional supplement with the right ingredients is the key to relief from gouty arthritis symptoms. Most alternative health supplements for arthritis use glucosamine which has a mild effect on arthritis.
The best alternative health supplements are designed to attack gouty arthritis from several levels in order to achieve the best results. When looking for a good product to help relieve gouty arthritis symptoms, this is what you need to look for;
- The product needs to work very well at dealing with the inflammation that results from gout attacks. This is important especially considering that part of the pain you go through is a result of the inflammation.
- A good product for arthritis needs to effectively stop any further damage to the affected joints and infact, enhance the process of restoration of damaged cartilage.
- It needs to go right to the underlying cause of the condition rather that focusing only on gouty arthritis symptoms.
It is also important to look for a product that is designed to enhance the absorption of its nutrients so that they are used mainly at the point of need.
Products that you may wish to incorporate in your treatment should include glucosamone, vitamin C, niacin, thiamine and lysine. In about a month of treatment, the gouty arthritis symptoms will begin to varnish.