bromelain

Bromelain - pineapple enzyme, not exactly for tea, but have very high potential in gout prevention and attack minimizer. Quercetin have shown great results as well.

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Mar 16, 2016
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Herbal cures are nonsense
by: Godwin

by Mr Godwin Symons
(Johannesburg South Africa)

I suffer with severe gout if untreated.

Believe me. I have spent tens of thousands of $ on normal medical treatments as well as almost all of the natural remedies.

The natural remedies are a guaranteed "PSEUDO" treatment, "NONE OF THEM WORK!". It is however possible that in cases of minor gout attacks, some of these natural remedies possibly can alleviate the pain only.

The diet factor is also an interesting phenomenon. The more I read about what diet is good and what is not, the more conflict and contradiction I find. When put in practice the so called correct diet, in many instances, the gout worsens in all of the symptoms. If "podagra" was really a disease of excesses "Kings Disease" then judging by the United States population, being a nation of extreme excess, the greater majority of those citizens should theoretically suffer from the ravages of "podagra". This reinforces my suspicions that very little is in fact known about "podagra" except a suspicion that it is caused by a uric acid build up in the blood.....! More like it is a genetic condition hence the reason it affects only a small percentage of the population.

A persons pain thresh hold is also a requirement in considering what treatment or pain killers to administer. In my case, I have an exceptionally high pain thresh hold. When/if pain treatment becomes necessary, I have to use an extremely strong painkiller with fast action.

One day I popped into a pharmacy to get some treatment for a gout attack. The pharmacist recommended that I take a course of Cimetidine 400mg maximum daily dosage. I thought that as I have willingly tried many other treatments in the past,
"give it a go". Within a period of 72 hours my gout had completely cleared and I have used this treatment many times since then over the last several years. Every time, using this medication, I have had total and almost immediate success and relief. Cimetidine is an H2 blocker. Well it makes sense that it could also block the production of uric acid. At the time of writing this I was with family in Bulgaria and was struck with a particularly debilitating gout attack to my right foot. Bulgaria does not sell cimetidine at all. Went onto a course of cortizone, it helped but as the course completed, the gout flared up again about 2.5cm from the first attack. Nothing much else to do except wait to my return and start treatment with cimitedine again.

CONCLUSION: It is probably worth a gout sufferer trying to take cimitedine as a treatment, The side-effects and special precautions are minimal and could produce astounding results.

Good luck to all of you gout sufferers, my heart and sympathieze are with you.

From Godwin Symons. (South Africa)

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Follow up email :
Just to let you know that I could not take the pain and difficulty in walking any longer. This morning I went to a professor of rheumatology specialist. He gave me an injection of some kind of long acting steroid +/_ a three month action in the foot, near the front part of the ankle. It has somewhat alleviated the pain and swelling. To be quite honest. I am totally against such strong forms of treatment for this kind of condition. The long term side-effects are what terrify me. Anyway, it works. I have a bit of relief.

Mar 15, 2016
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Pineapple for Gout
by: Spiro Koulouris

Discovered in 1957 by Ralph Heinicke, who worked as a chemist for the Dole Pineapple Company, first noticed high levels of bromelain in pineapple stems, Dole then encouraged Heinicke to find medicinal uses for the enzyme. What he found was that bromelain is a natural blood thinner and anti-inflammatory; it promotes blood circulation in your body by blocking the production of compounds that can cause swelling and pain. Thus, when inflammation is reduced, blood can move more easily to a traumatized area by relieving the pain and accelerating the healing. Bromelain decreases bruising, swelling, tenderness, redness, sprains that were caused by from muscle aches and pains or from tissue injuries like healing after a surgery. As for treating gout, Heinicke and other studies have found that bromelain is useful in relieving strain-induced gout, when uric acid crystals accumulate in a joint that becomes inflamed by a strain or even normal use. Bromelain causes the uric acid crystals to decompose thus relieving you from the pain associated with gout. Unlike pineapple stems, pineapple fruit does not contain enough bromelain enzyme to provide any provable medicinal effects. If taken regularly, bromelain may also prevent repeated gout attacks. Although there aren’t many studies examining the effects of bromelain on gout patients, a 2001 study published in "Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology" notes that bromelain may decrease production of transforming growth factor-beta, the over- production of which is associated with arthritic-like conditions. In another 2002 study published in "Phytomedicine" also stated that bromelain reduces the physical symptoms of arthritic conditions.

A 1995 study conducted in Germany followed 59 people with torn ligaments and strains; and were given bromelain for three weeks. What the study concluded was the bromelain consumption caused a substantial reduction in swelling, pain and tenderness both during rest and during movement. You could basically compare the results to those people taking NSAIDs. Bromelain does this by helping excess fluid drain from the area of the muscle injury having a strong anti-inflammatory effect on the muscles. It can also alleviate back pain and joint pain linked to arthritis.

Bromelain can even relieve carpal tunnel syndrome, ease chronic bronchitis, sinusitis and other respiratory allergies. It can lessen the symptoms of eczema, reduce the swelling of cuts and scrapes even insect bites and stings! It can aid digestion and reduce your heartburn even urinary tract infections! Furthermore, it is also being studied as a possible cancer treatment for tumors. There you have it! Bromelain is a natural pain killer for so many ailments.
During a gout attack, take 500mg of bromelain capsules every three hours until the attack subsides. For gout attack prevention, take 500mg twice a day between meals, on an empty stomach and add 500mg of quercentin twice daily. Quercentin is a flavonoid that reduces high uric acid levels that causes the inflammation and pain during a gout attack. Bromelain assists in increasing your body’s absorption and utilization of quercetin, working very well together. You can take bromelain in the form of a tablet, powder or capsule. This is only a guideline and your doctor will be able to advise you on how much to take.

If you are allergic to pineapple/bromelain do not take it. Some people have reported other side effects that include nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. Please don’t be a glutton and eat tons of pineapple as a means of obtaining bromelain because it may cause your mouth and cheeks to swell, although bromelain is considered safe even at high doses. There you have it, bromelain is an excellent natural remedy in your battle with gout.

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