What Is Gout?
Gout is a very complicated type of inflammatory arthritis. It can occur in a single joint at a time or in multiple spots at once. The most commonly affected joints are toes, ankles, knees, elbows, wrists, and fingers.
The main cause of gout is an excess of uric acid in the blood. Normally, the body is able to break down uric acid itself through the kidneys in urine. However, if too much uric acid is made by the body or the kidneys can not get rid of enough of it, it begins to develop in unhealthy quantities.
The excess uric acid results in sharp uranic crystals that form in the joints or tissues nearby. This causes the inflammation and pain which we call Gout. According to the Arthritis Foundation, injuries to joints, some medications or treatments, infections, surgeries, or illnesses may trigger gout. Besides, lifestyle choices such as excessive consumption of alcohol, poor diet, and dehydration may also cause an increase of uric acid.
Who May Get Gout?
– Genetics (up to 18 percent of people with gout have a family history of the disease)
– Gender (gout is more common in men than in women)
– Age (gout is more common in adults than in children)
– Over Weight
– Too much alcohol intake
– Enzyme Deficiency
– Lead Exposure
Recommended Diets For Gout
People who have a gout attack should minimize or avoid purine-rich food such as Seafood, Meat, Steak & Asparagus etc.
Drink plenty of hot water with lemon.
Foods To Avoid With Gout
Recommended Supplements For Gout
1. Isotonix OPC-3 – 3 capfuls, 3 times per day
2. Isotonix Calcium Plus – 2 capfuls, twice per day
3. Isotonix B Complex – 1 capful twice per day
4. Isotonix Digestive Enzyme – 3 capfuls 3-6 times per day
5. Omega III Fish Oil 2 gels twice per day