Gout Treatments to Help With Gout Attacks and the Long-Term Permanent Solution
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Gout Treatments

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Here are some gout treatments that may help to deal with a gout attack - after all you want to deal with the pain while you have it. But please do also read the What is Gout Page and the information following this list because if you don't understand gout and deal with the real cause it will likely return with another and possibly more-painful attack.

A vegetarian diet (even better a vegan diet) high in fruits and vegetables, the more raw the better. See the list of gout foods to avoid Foods to eat include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Foods high in antioxidants. Berries are very good, notably bilberries, blueberries, elderberries and strawberries. They are high in antioxidants, low in purines and not acid-forming. Cherries have helped some people very quickly as they help to neutralize uric acid.

Exercise to increase circulation, cleanse your system and relieve stress. Sweating is a good way to cleanse your body from accumulated toxins.

Ice can help relieve the pain mainly because of the effect it has on the pain sensing nerves. Use it for about 10 - 15 minutes. Be aware that the cold may increase the formation of uric acid crystals.

Mud, clay or activated charcoal packs can absorb a fair amount of uric acid.

The skin can excrete some uric acid so baths can help.

Stay off your feet during an attack to help reduce pain. Keep the affected area elevated if possible.

Turmeric, a spice which contains curcumin (a Cox-2 inhibitor as in NSAID medications) has been reported to help.

Water to maintain internal hydration may, on its own, relieve gout pain. Sufficient water intake can help to reduce the likelihood of kidney damage and kidney stones and help to flush out the acid. There are many other benefits to drinking plenty of water as most people are chronically dehydrated.

If you want to read about fish oils for pain relief for gout I suggest you visit this website (opens in a new window) dedicated just to gout. You will see the first in a series of pages explaining how you may be able to relieve gout pain from pharmaceutical grade fish oils and gamma linolenic acid (GLA) plus a reduction of your insulin level.

Pain relief medications most commonly used in gout pain treatment are Indomethacin and Ibuprofen. As this site is promoting natural pain relief, these will not be discussed further. Just remember, your gout is not caused by a Ibuprofen deficiency. Also, all of the drugs you might take for pain relief have harmful side effects. While you may choose to use them for short term relief, you are much better, in the long run, to improve your life style to deal with the problem. The side effects of an improved life style are only good.


Gout treatments should focus on cleansing the body of the high uric acid levels. These acids, as they are released, must first circulate through the blood to reach the points of elimination. A diet high in alkaline foods and the use of super green foods can help with this process. You should understand the acid-alkaline balance (pH).

If you would like to permanently solve your gout problem and dramatically improve your health check out the Healthy Lifestyle section on this website. There you can "visit" with the 10 natural doctors and get their free advice in different areas of health. They can teach you, if you are willing to learn, (pain can be a good motivator) how to make improvements in your lifestyle that will lead to a healthier, happier and less painful life free of gout.

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