Gout, one of the three forms of arthritis is often the most painful one. In acute stage, it can be really troublesome. In the chronic stage, the pain may not be as much but it still keeps lingering for long. The pain and inflammation of the joint occurs due to the deposition of urate crystals in the joints. The urate crystals get deposited in the joints because of the presence of excess of uric acid in the blood. This may be due to increased production of uric acid in the body or due to the inefficient excretion of uric acid by the body’s excretory system.
What causes gout or high uric acid
Gout is caused by the deposition of urate crystals in the joints, which in turn occurs because of excess of uric acid. To know what causes excess of uric acid, one needs to understand that uric acid is formed by the body in its digestive system. This happens when the purine in our diet is metabolised. These purines are to be found in a good quantity in meats, seafood, alcohol and beer. Therefore diet and one’s lifestyle has an important role in increased uric acid or gout. Some diets that are rich in purine end up causing an increased production of uric acid. In other cases, it may be due to a completely sedentary lifestyle. Less intake of water also may be to blame in some cases as water plays an important role in washing out the excess of the uric acid. Regular usage of some medicines also cause the uric acid levels to rise. Another important factor is being overweight as obese people are much more likely to get gout as compared to those who have normal weight.
Homeopathy for Gout or high uric acid
It is a tragedy of the modern world that the superior advertising and marketing power of the allopathic system of medicine has eclipsed the good and genuine work of Homeopathy. This is largely because Homeopathic system of medicine cannot compete with the money power of Allopathy. Just because allopathy does not have any cure for gout, patients tend to think that there is no cure for gout at all. People are not aware of the great work that Homeopathy can do in the cure of gout. I cannot stress enough here that homeopathic medicines are pretty effective at curing the acute as well as the chronic gout.
There are dozens of homeopathic medicines which are used for the treatment of gout. The choice of the exact medicine for every patient depends upon the symptoms of each individual patient. This means that there is not one particular medicine which can be given to all patients who have high uric acid levels.
Homeopathic practitioners select remedies according to the total picture of the patient, not only based on the physical symptoms, but lifestyle, character, mental and emotional state, stress levels, diet, family history and other general factors in order to prescribe the best remedy. Homeopathic treatments are highly individualized. Two people with gout are treated as distinct individuals, each uniquely influenced by the many factors as mentioned above, with each patient being prescribed a remedy that matches their symptoms.
Treatment may also include dietary and lifestyle changes, and recommendations for vitamin and herbal supplements for a speedy recovery. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a homeopath.