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Allopurinol Dosage: Gout Vs Pseudogout
« on: August 23, 2016, 10:29:00 am »
Allopurinol Dosage - Gout Vs Pseudogout
Sometimes, even if a person lives a healthy lifestyle, abstains from alcohol or drinks it modestly, they can experience a condition that mirrors gout, but is in actuality, a different arthritic condition altogether known as pseudogout. To help you understand the differences between these two, the following is a breakdown of the causes, symptoms and treatments for each condition. :)

Gout diet foods of arthritis that occurs suddenly, usually affecting the big toe, and causes severe painful attacks, tenderness and redness in the affected joint. An attack can last days or weeks. Gout is caused by a build up of uric acid which turns into uric acid crystals that are deposited into the joints causing them to become inflamed. The first attack of gout often occurs late at night.

Build up of uric acid that develops into gout can result from:

Only a Few Vitamins Have Been Really Researched as Contributors to a Natural Gout Remedy
One is vitamin C which a few studies have found lowers uric acid levels somewhat. I have written about vitamin C for gout in earlier articles. Make sure you buy a Vitamin C preparation that contains added flavonoids, the more the better, to make it work more effectively. And buy a time (sustained) release Vitamin C product, because Vitamin C is excreted quickly.


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Vitamins Work in Other Ways to Help in Natural Gout Treatment
Those that work as antioxidants perform the helpful function of squelching free radicals. Why is this helpful? Because during gout attacks, free radical levels rise. Some leading antioxidant vitamins are vitamin C, vitamin E, beta carotene and selenium.

Fish Oils are Also Good for Gout Because They Promote a Healthier Body
Their omega -3 fatty acids   (EPA and DHA) are a dietary deficiency for many people, especially those who don't eat fish. Omega -3 fatty acids are required to bring about a better balance of omega -3 and omega -6 oils in the body. Most people, it is thought, do get sufficient omega -6 fatty acids, especially if they fry with oils such as corn, soy, sunflower, safflower or sesame. Or, if they use these oils as salad oils.  But people don't get enough of  the omega -3's. This better balance promotes better health. Gout sufferers need to be as healthy as possible. Note: gout sufferers should not eat fish high in purines such as mackerel, anchovies, and sardines.

Calcium May be Helpful Because It Helps to Alkalize the Body, (I.E
It raises its pH levels making the body more alkaline) and thus, the theory is, more uric acid will be excreted. In pH theory, because the blood's pH must be maintained at pH  365, the body will scavenge calcium from bones to maintain blood pH at    Most people, it's said, and probably most gout sufferers too, have acidic bodies (which ought to be alkaline) and therefore a deficiency of calcium.

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Given that gout attacks are inflammatory, as shown by the painful inflammation of the affected joints, any substance which acts as an anti-inflammatory may make the attack less painful and inflamed. Fish oils have well researched anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Folic acid has been found in at least one study to be helpful because it inhibited xanthine oxidase, but in others to have no effect.
  • It was part of the late Dr.
  • Atkins's (the Atkins diet) formula for curing gout naturally  but in large amounts.
  • It should certainly only be taken under supervision by a qualified and experienced practitioner.
  • Quercetin may inhibit xanthine oxidase, the enzyme required to convert purines into uric acid.
  • This is the method used by the leading long term gout pharmaceutical, allopurinol.
  • Quercetin has done this in test tube studies.
Other vitamins which have been reported from various sources to treat gout naturally gout treatment are quercetin, folic acid, potassium citrate calcium, and fish oils. The completion of this article on Health Gout was our prerogative since the past one month. However, we completed it within a matter of fifteen days! :o.

  • Potassium citrate is reported to be helpful in natural gout treatment, and has been the subject of gout studies.
  • It aids excretion of uric acid, by raising the pH of urine. (Higher body pH levels make uric acid more soluble and thus better excreted).
  • Potassium citrate can also head off the danger of kidney stones, of the uric acid variety, forming.
  • One estimate is that there is a 20% chance that kidney stones will form in gout patients who also have acidic urine.

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