Relaxation and Gout
by Lawrence Hughes
Well for me, stress has to be a trigger for gout, as whenever I am wound up, the little demons strike.
I am lucky in that I get to visit the Kruger National Park in South Africa on a regular basis, and there we spend at least two weeks chilling out. The diet when we are on safari is red meat (and lots of it) beer and of course good red wine, and during these trips I never get an attack.
Yet, put me back in a stressful environment, with all the right diet and way less alcohol and BINGO, not long and I am suffering.
After all the reading and research, one realises that they have not really discovered the true cause of gout, and for sure self diagnosis is all that is going to help you.
Now I am going to hobble off back to work, where I will no doubt stress more because I am unable to get around properly, and that will just make matters worse ..... just cannot win can I.