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Who Discovered Gout and a Natural Remedy for Gout. Why You
« on: July 31, 2016, 10:47:46 am »
Who Discovered Gout - a Natural Remedy for Gout. Why You Should Make Strawberries Part of Your Gout Diet
Could there be a nicer way of beating gout than by eating a couple of bowls of strawberries a day?  They are, after all, one of the world's most popular and delicious fruit. So is this idea, which is quite well known in the world of gout treatment, a myth or magic? What does the evidence amount to?

NB. The contents of this article contain medical information not medical advice. Please always discuss gout remedies with your doctor or other health care professional, before implementing any treatment.

And because their flavonoids amounts are high, their flavonoids-to-Vitamin C ratio is pretty good which means that their Vitamin C is likely to be better absorbed and thus have a stronger therapeutic effect.

The most quoted historical character who advocated strawberries for gout was the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus (1707- . He said that his strawberries-only diet had cured or alleviated his gout. Accounts vary as to what he precisely said, but there is no doubt that he thought strawberries were helpful, and in his time he was a famous and respected botanist. So he knew a lot about strawberries. But don't eat a strawberries-only diet. This is a crash diet and crash diets are now thought to probably increase gout attacks. You can easily get strawberries into a low purine gout diet. Or into a carbohydrate restricted diet, such as the Zone diet, because they are moderate on the Glycemic Index.

  • There is one more health positive fact about strawberries.
  • Their proanthocyanidin (abbreviated as PCO's or OPC's) levels are high, much higher than in cherries.
A GOUT POSITIVE NUTRITIONAL PROFILE         It is true that the nutritional profile of strawberries is positive for natural gout treatment. Probably the most important fact is their high Vitamin C content, around 59 mg per 100 grams of fruit. This puts them towards the top of the high-in-Vitamin C fruits' tables. Way above cherries. They are moderately alkaline, alkaline neutral or just mildly acidic so their effect on the body's pH amounts is not likely to be much, and may be mildly positive. They contain about 91% water, are low purine and moderate on the Glycemic Index. All these facts make them a good gout food.

  • Some studies have shown that Vitamin C does reduce uric acid levels, which makes Vitamin C for gout a good idea.
  • In these studies the lowest amount required to do this was 500 mg daily.
  • It's not hard to get 500 mg of Vitamin C naturally from foods and drinks.
It's a Pity that More Isn't Known about Strawberries for Gout
But all these hints and signs, and in the case of Vitamin C for gout, studies too, do suggest that a daily bowl of strawberries is a good idea for a gout diet, especially when combined with other natural remedies for gout.

STRAWBERRY TESTIMONIALS          If you're looking for a natural gout remedy, and which gout sufferer isn't, all this is very interesting, but are there any real world testimonials?

  • Strawberries' flavonoids are anthocyanidins, flavan-3-ols and flavonols.
  • Quercetin, which has been thought to reduce uric acid levels, is a flavonol.
  • There is some Quercetin in strawberries.
  • Modern real world testimonials to the value of strawberries in gout treatment can be read on the Internet.
  • And for pain alleviation too.
  • Of course you can also read that strawberries had no effect.
  • It is rather interesting to note that people like reading about Purine if they are presented in an easy and clear way.
  • The presentation of an article too is important for one to entice people to read it!
Gout is a Common Disease and Often Presents Suddenly With a Painful Joint
The most common and well-recognized symptom is swelling of the joint in the big toe where it joins the foot. This can be extremely painful and enlarged and if not treated the pain will last about 10 days and can cause lasting damage with repeated attacks. The area can be red, hot, inflamed and very painful or tender.

  • Over the long term there can be deformity of joints and there can be many large lumps under the skin.
  • Nowadays with proper treatment this is less likely.
  • The symptoms can last from three to ten days and often get better even without treatment.
  • The next attack may occur many months or even years later.
  • Usually (and fortunately) only one joint is affected at a time and the symptoms of the swelling and pain start within a day. ;)
The definite diagnosis or determining if the arthritis is due to gout may involve drawing fluid from the joint and looking for crystals of uric acid.

People May Have an Elevated Uric Acid Also Called Hyperuricemia but Have No Symptoms
Later they may develop acute gouty arthritis where the joint is affected. Almost three fourths of people with gout will develop it in the big toe at some point of time. In between attacks the gout is said to be in an interval or intercritical phase and finally some people get chronic tophaceous (with the tophi) gout.

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  • Kidney stones can form due to gout and can cause back pain.
  • Other joints such as the knee, fingers and heel can also be affected.
  • Some people get lumps on the rim of the ear or other parts of the body near joints under the skin and these are called tophi.

Arthritis Affects People of All Ages, but It is Most Often Occurs as a Person Gets Older
Anyone can develop arthritis but it is more common to women, obese people, to the less educated and the elderly. One feel the stiffness , pain and fatigue in arthritis. The severity of pain differs from person to person. Some feel that the pain is tolerable but others feel that as if the entire body system is affected. The most common symptoms of arthritis are the following:

  • Fibromyalgia - This kind of arthritis is affecting mostly women.
  • It affects the muscles and their attachments to the bones resulting in widespread pain.
  • It may result in fatigue, disturbed sleep, stiffness and sometimes psychological distress.
Arthritis Most Often Affects the Joints
Joints are parts of the body where bones meet, such as you knees, elbows, wrists, ankle and even fingers. The end of the bones are covered by cartilage, a spongy material that acts as a shock absorber to keep bones from rubbing together. The joint is enclosed in a capsule called the synovium which serves as the lubricant to the joint, that helps the joint to move smoothly and easily.

  • Not able to move the joint in the normal way.
  • The less common symptoms are:        - Weight loss, fever,weakness/dizziness, and unexplained joint pain.
  • There are more than one hundred types of arthritis and related diseases in which we only discuss it here the common ones.
  • If you don't know of which type of arthritis you have to consult your doctor and discuss it with him of what best treatment options is good for you.
  • Now while reading about Gout Pain, don't you feel that you never knew so much existed about Gout Pain?
  • So much matter you never knew existed.
Here are Some of the Common Type of Arthritis:
- Osteoarthritis - The most common type of arthritis. This predominantly affects as people grow older. It is also known as degenerative arthritis because it involves the deterioration of cartilage and bones causing pain and stiffness to the joints. It affects in both genders upon reaching forty five years old. Writing about Gout is an interesting writing assignment. There is no end to it, as there is so much to write about it! 

Gout - It results when the body is unable to get rid of a natural substance of uric acid, generally believe comes from food rich in uric acid such as sardines, animal internal organs, beans and monggo. Uric acid destroy the mutual lubrication of the joints that can cause severe pain and swelling brought by friction and needle like crystals which is form by uric acid. More men than women have gout.

Low Back Pain
It is a certain type of arthritis that can occur at any age for both men and women.        - Bursitis and Tendinitis - Results from irritation or overusing the joint. Bursitis affects a small sac that helps muscles move easily while tendinitis affects the tendons that attach muscle to bone.

Rheumatoid Arthritis
This occurs when a fault in the body's immune system causing inflammation or swelling. Inflammation begins in the joint lining and then damages both cartilage and bone. Hands, wrists, feet, knees, ankles, shoulders and elbows maybe affected. This kind of arthritis is common to women and men.

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