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The gout. It often manifests itself in the form of severely swollen joints, reddened skin and a great deal of pain. This widespread disease, which is also considered a disease of affluence, is actually a kind of metabolic disease. Namely, the amount of uric acid in the blood increases and as a result, the so-called uric acid crystals form on the synovial membrane, in the bones, on tendons or in the internal organs. In many cases there is a genetic susceptibility that explains the onset of the disease or a malfunction of the kidneys, whereby they can excrete too little uric acid. But unhe althy nutrition, lack of exercise, obesity and excessive consumption of alcohol can also be the cause of gout.

According to the latest statistics, more than a million people are affected in Germany alone, 80% of them men between the ages of 40 and 60. Thanks to the sex hormone estrogen, women are relatively well protected from gout until the menopause. Unfortunately, this protection wears off very quickly afterwards. In the following lines you will learn, in addition to other important insights, which purine-rich foods you should avoid and which gout home remedies are recommended.

Gout home remedies can help as an alternative to prescription drugs

How do you recognize gout?

In more than 60% of cases, the disease manifests itself as severe pain in the metatarsophalangeal joint. The area swells up, the so-called gout node forms and the skin turns red. However, other joints such as ankles, elbows and knees can also be affected. Gout attacks are often combined with fever and vomiting and one feels very weak.

In the long term, an excessively high uric acid level can cause high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases or, in the worst case, lead to kidney failure or a heart attack. Therefore, if you have symptoms or are over 50 years old, you should definitely check your blood values and have them thoroughly examined by a specialist. There are many prescription medications that help with gout and are particularly useful if you have high levels of uric acid in your blood. But you could also apply some gout home remedies and with that Combine appropriate diet and lifestyle.

Berries and nuts are among the best foods for gout

What factors can promote gout?

If the diet contains too many purine-rich foods, gout can develop over time. Purines are the precursors of uric acid and are converted to this in the body. Below you can see exactly which are the most purine-rich foods and should be avoided at all costs by gout sufferers. But other factors can also be the cause of gout. These include: diabetes mellitus, some medications, chemotherapy, alcoholism or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Meat and fish should only be eaten in very small amounts or not at all if you have gout

Foods high in purines to avoid:

  • Beer and yeast products
  • other alcoholic beverages
  • Soft drinks
  • Innards
  • Fatty Fish Anchovies and Salmon
  • Seafood
  • Asparagus and spinach (only eat in moderation)
  • red meat
  • Sausages
  • Peas and lentils (also rarely eat)
  • Fruit sugar (lemonades, finished products)

Important: According to the latest findings, coffee is not a problem for gout patients, it is even said to lower the uric acid level quite a bit. However, if you suffer from high blood pressure, you should only enjoy coffee in small amounts or avoid it altogether.

10 gout home remedies that provide relief

Of course we are not talking about any miracles here, but only about remedies that can also help you with gout symptoms. You can also take many of them regularly to prevent gout in general and to live a he althier life. In the case of acute attacks of gout, however, a doctor must be consulted as soon as possible.

1 lemon

2 gingers

3 baking soda

4 apple cider vinegar

5 bananas

6 cherries and sour cherries

7 cold water

8 juniper oil

9 Magnesium Sulfate MgSO₄

10 Mustard

Extra tip: If you have a genetic susceptibility, high uric acid levels or gout symptoms, take higher amounts of vitamin C! From 500 to 1500 mg a day you can take it for a while. This vitamin not only has a pronounced anti-inflammatory effect, but is also said to noticeably reduce the uric acid level.

Other gout home remedies: warm castor oil, honey, turmeric, activated charcoal, safflower, milk thistle, devil's claw, an elm leaf, nettle or dandelion tea, celery, pineapple, wheatgrass, olive oil, freshly squeezed carrot juice, Beetroot and cucumber.

Stinging nettle is also an excellent detox aid

According to the latest studies, you can eat kale in moderation if you have gout

You can also eat papaya regularly

Celery has a beneficial effect on your uric acid levels

All citrus fruits are highly recommended for gout

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