Gout Treatment at Home – Gout Cure – Age Old Spice
Thousands of years ago, ancient societies already identified this spice as a treatment for gout.
But unlike some other age-old treatments for gout, there is a surprising amount of research that shows that this spice actually works.
The latest in the long list is a 2019 study in the journal Arthritis Research & Therapy.
The researchers took mouse cells most involved in their version of gout and applied curcumin directly to them.
It suppressed a protein called nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kappa B) inside these cells. This protein plays a massive role in all inflammatory conditions, including gout.
When scientists injected it straight into the mice affected by gout or the mice that had elevated uric acid, which is the prime cause of gout, the curcumin blocked the inflammation that would usually be called gout.
In 2013, the Open Journal of Rheumatology and Autoimmune Diseases published a study in which scientists examined the records of 116 gout sufferers who had been given a curcumin extract.
They found that the extract had improved their subjects’ pain within 24-48 hours and that the gout attacks were completely halted in most cases, probably because of the extract’s ability to reduce inflammation, according to the researchers.
Another study in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine in 2018 found that a curcumin supplement could alleviate joint pain.
After three months, the subjects suffered less joint pain and stiffness and could use their joints more effectively. This study was strong, since it gave a second group of subjects a fake treatment to make sure that the real treatment worked and the fake treatment did nothing.
These are just three examples of the amazing effectiveness of curcumin on top of thousands of years of experience in the natural field.
Gout Treatment at Home – Gout and High Blood Pressure Cured in One Swat
Gout results from the crystallization of high uric acid levels in your blood. These crystals are then deposited in your kidneys and joints, causing extreme pain.
The only traditional method to manage it is using strong medications with serious side effects.
But now researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have discovered that an effective, natural blood pressure approach works as well as these drugs to keep uric acid levels under control and thereby reverse gout.
They analyzed information previously collected by the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) clinical trials, in which 412 participants ate either a DASH or a typical American diet for three months.
In each consecutive month, their sodium intake was increased, from low (1.2g daily), to medium (2.3g), to high (3.4g).
After examining the results of the participant’s blood tests, the researchers noticed that the DASH diet could reduce uric acid levels, especially for those suffering from high levels of it. In fact, the researchers concluded that it worked about as well as commonly prescribed medications.
Interestingly enough, salt intake had only a very small effect on uric acid.
The team originally expected that high salt intake would elevate uric acid levels. Oddly, however, those with the highest salt intake actually had the lowest uric acid, although the effect was too small to be of much use.
This is amazing proof that gout can be cured using diet and lifestyle changes. But this is nothing new to me.
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Gout Treatment at Home – Gout and Gender Risk – Weird Connection
Gout typically affects more men than women; a lot more.
In fact, women make up only 5.1 percent of American gout sufferers, and any time a researcher stumbles across a difference of that magnitude, it makes them wonder what caused it.
In this case they wondered if there were different risk factors at play for men and women.
They conducted their research and published their results in the journal Advances in Rheumatology.
Digging through the largest medical journal databases turned up 33 articles, 20 of which compared the risk factors for men and women directly. A further 10 used only males as subjects and three used only women.
The most commonly identified risk factors found in the literature were things like age, ethnicity, the DASH diet (used to prevent high blood pressure), the metabolic syndrome and diabetes, body mass index, waist and chest circumference, waist-to-hip ratio, weight changes, cholesterol and blood fats, high blood pressure, renal disease, psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, the use of diuretics or antidiabetic drugs, and the consumption of various foods and beverages like alcohol, coffee, meat, seafood, dairy, fructose, asparagus, spinach, cauliflower, mushrooms, and other purine-rich vegetables.
In general, the scientists found that the risk factors did not differ between men and women, with only two exceptions:
- Men were more likely than women were to develop gout as a result of the metabolic syndrome.
- Women were more likely than men were to develop gout after consuming fish and shellfish.
This may partly answer the question as to why more men than women have gout.
Thanks to all the unhealthy foods we have access to these days and a general lack of exercise, the metabolic syndrome is widespread and becoming more so all the time. So, preventing it will certainly help.
In general, the risk factors from the literature included:
- Older age.
- The fact that gout is more common in African than in Caucasian Americans.
- High fructose and sugar consumption promote gout.
- Heavy alcohol consumption.
- The metabolic syndrome in men, and a weak risk associated with diabetes, but also mostly for men.
- High body-mass index.
- High waist-to-hip ratio.
- Weight changes.
- A weak risk associated with high cholesterol or blood fats, but mostly in postmenopausal women.
- Renal insufficiency or failure.
- High blood pressure.
- Psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.
- Diuretic use.
From this review, coffee seems to be a protective factor against gout.
The sources from which you acquire your proteins don’t seem to be a risk or protective factor, except for fish and shellfish in women. Neither, surprisingly, is high waist and chest circumference.
So, to avoid gout, adopt a lifestyle that protects you against the metabolic syndrome (especially if you’re male) and take the other risk factors seriously too.
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