Far from the new disease on the block, gout has been plaguing people throughout history. Indeed, diagnosed for over 2,000 years, Gout is considered one of our longest-known diseases. Throughout much of that history, gout was considered the “disease of kings," primarily because it was thought to be a result of overindulgence of fatty foods and alcohol. Modern science has shown us that—while such overindulgence can definitely heighten the risk of gout—anybody can be affected by the pain of gout. Gout is a form of arthritis that often sneaks up in the middle of the night (we'll explain why it usually occurs at night later - it's the key to curing gout), suddenly attacking your joints with a deep, persistent pain. Gout most often results when needle-like crystals of uric acid form in the body’s connective tissue or lodge themselves in the space between two bones (i.e., in the joints). These uric acid crystals inflame the surrounding area and lead to inflammatory arthritis. This inflammatory arthritis is responsible for heat, pain, redness, stiffness, and swelling commonly associated with attacks of gout.
The #1 biggest symptom of gout is extreme pain, swelling, throbbing and heat in the joint of your big toe. Left big toe inflamed with gout If you've never had gout before, you might not understand how easy it is for doctors to diagnose gout. Your doctor can do a test for the presence of uric acid crystals in your joint fluid (by taking a sample of the fluid in the affected joint), but most likely he will recognize the unique symptoms to diagnose that you do indeed have gout. Other symptoms of gout include: Multiple attacks of acute arthritis Arthritis attacks that develop over the course of an extremely quick time (e.g., over the span of 12-24 hours with inflamed, painful, red, and hot joints) Arthritis attack that affects only one joint; most often affecting the toe, ankle, or knee. The first attack of gout most often affects the joints of the big toe. In fact, gout is thought to affect the big toe of 75% of all patients during the course of the disease. Additionally, the affects of gout can be found in other joints such as the elbows, fingers, heels, instep, and wrists. Tophaceous Gout in left ring finger joint Gout in the left wrist MCP joint - right hand is normal for comparison If you experience any of the above signs or symptoms, it is very possible that you are suffering from gout. A visit to your doctor can quickly confirm if you are indeed afflicted with gout and can begin your process toward healing.
The most typical victim of gout is male, over 35, and at least somewhat overweight. Gout affects nearly 1% of the world's population. Gout is responsible for nearly 5% of all arthritis sufferers. But anybody can get Gout! Research has shown that 1 out of every 4 people with gout actually has a family history of gout... While the genetic component is not currently fully understood, researchers are hopeful that such information will greatly impact the early diagnosis and prevention of gout in the future. Because men tend to have higher levels of uric acid in their bodies to begin with, gout affects more men than women. However, after menopause, a woman’s uric acid level actually rises to be comparable to a man’s level. In addition, age seems to play a role in the onset of gout. Men typically develop gout between the ages of 30 and 50. Women, on the other hand, rarely develop symptoms until they are 50 and older. Very few cases of gout have been diagnosed in children and young adults.
How is Gout Usually Treated? When gout sufferers are experiencing acute attacks, doctors typically prescribe one of three types of medicinal treatments or a combination thereof. Because of the many side effects common to these treatments, we urge you to consider alternative remedies that we will explain a bit later. Typical traditional medical treatments include: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) Taken orally to provide relief from the inflammation and associated pain. Regretfully, NSAIDs have no effect on the amount of uric acid in the body. Many of these medications can have significant side effects including bleeding, stomach pain, and ulcers. Most NSAIDs have a “top limit” effect. In other words, NSAIDs can only manage a certain amount of pain—beyond that top level, no matter of additional dosage will have any positive effect on the pain. Corticosteroids Taken orally or injected into the affected area by your doctor, corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory hormones Among the most common side effects of corticosteroids are a decreased ability of the body to battle infections and heal open wounds. Can also lead to the thinning of bones. For this reason, injected corticosteroids are not recommended as an ongoing pain management technique for gout sufferers. Colchicines Serious side effects include abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. As you can quickly see, traditional medicinal approaches carry with them numerous negative side effects. Only you and your health care provider can determine what course of treatment is best for your particular symptoms.
Is Gout Preventable? Again, the answer is YES!!! It's important to know that, if you've suffered from gout once, you are highly likely to suffer from gout again. But the good news is, we are here to help you learn everything you need to know about treating gout, and then preventing it from ever occurring again. Are there any effective Alternative Treatments to Gout? Thankfully, YES!!! The purpose of our website is to inform you of some highly effective alternative treatments and home remedies that have given gout sufferers a whole new optimistic outlook on life. How can you find out more about alternative treatments and prevention strategies for gout? I've taken the time, with the help of many researchers and doctors to create a brand new report for gout sufferers... It has been called by others the "Gout Sufferers Bible" and a comprehensive system to eliminating gout. Because there is SO much contradictory information on gout available on the internet, I took it upon myself to research gout and weed through the thousands of websites and books that talk about gout in one way or another. Plus, I've done a scientific study of people with gout - thousands of gout sufferers tried my natural gout remedy system - so they could test the effectiveness of my report. The results are truly amazing... Through hours of research, I found some amazing, life-changing, information about gout that you need to know about! Many "gout experts" have said that gout doesn't have a magical cure - and they may be right to some extent - but in my research I have found several alternative home remedies that have proven to help relieve symptoms, prevent future attacks, and uncover the real cause of gout. The latest gout research has mysteriously linked gout with a very dangerous disease that affects many people prone to gout attacks. This dangerous "mystery disease" increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, and sudden death! I want to reveal exactly how you can cure your gout and also cure the underlying disease that could be causing your gout... So I Created "The Gout Remedy Report"Click Here to get your e-copy now!