Gout is an extremely painful condition that affects your joints. A gout attack will cause your joints to swell and become inflamed. Below is a list of things you can do to ease the pain and to reduce the risk of more attacks coming your way.
- Take a painkiller or anti-inflammatory
But steer clear from aspirin since it will augment your attack. If you’re already using uric acid-lowering medication such as Lifetones Acid Clear by NatureLife SA, keep using it through this attack. Lifetones Acid Clear contains natural anti-inflammatory ingredients.
- Apply Ice
Applying ice to the affected area could relieve inflammation and pain. You could even use a pack of frozen food, covered in a dish towel. Apply this for 20 minutes every few hours throughout the day.
- Stay Hydrated
Drinking plenty of fluids will help flush your system and get rid of uric acid and prevent the possibility of kidney stones. The uric acid is what affects the joints and make them tender. Try to drink as at least 8 – 12 glasses of water.
- Avoid Alcohol at All Costs
While it might be tempting to drink an alcoholic beverage to try and relax, it’s probably the worst thing you can do. Alcohol, especially beer, contains purines which the body uses to create uric acid. Additionally, alcohol delays the elimination of uric acid from your body.
- Update the Menu
Certain foods like red meat, shellfish and organ meats should be avoided since they are high in purine. Instead, add more fresh fruit & veggies and complex carbs to your diet.
NatureLife SA distribute a natural gout remedy to help combat the harmful effects of surplus uric acid on your joints. Lifetones’ ingredients contain powerful anti-inflammatory properties and assists the body to flush out harmful toxins.
The ingredients are : Devils claw, olibanum, celery seeds, alfalfa, birch and nettle.