Gout:

 

• Gout is a form of arthritis 

• It is also known as toe or feet disease

• The condition usually affects the toe, knee or wrist joints

• More than one joint can be affected at one time

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Sudden bouts of unbearable pain

• Inflammation, tenderness in the joints

• Gout attacks usually occur at midnight or early in morning

• Affected joint becomes hot and swollen and is very sensitive to touch

• Pain and swelling generally goes away after 1-2 weeks

• The pain reoccurs after sometime in the same or some other joint

 

Causes:

 

• High level of uric acid in the body 

• Excessive alcohol intake

• Stress

• Lack of exercise

• Skipping meals

• Dehydration

• High aspirin intake

• Menopause

 

Natural home remedy using mustard oil and camphor:

 

1. Take 1 cup of mustard oil

2. Add 10 gm of camphor

3. Heat till camphor dissolves completely

4. Massage the affected area with lukewarm oil

 

Natural home remedy using apples:

 

1. Eat 1 apple after every meal

2. Apples have malic acid, which neutralises uric acid

 

Natural home remedy using lime:

 

1. Add the juice of half a lime to 1 glass of water

2. Drink 2 times a day

3. Citric acid in lime dissolves uric acid

 

Natural home remedy using ice:

 

1. Wrap ice cubes in cloth

2. Place on the affected area

3. This provides only temporary pain relief

 

Tips:

 

• Drink 8-10 glasses of water every day. It washes out the uric acid deposits

• Have 15-20 cherries every day

• Anti-oxidants in cherries help relieve inflammation

• It reduces the frequency of gout flare-ups