When looking for a Treatment for Gout an afflicted person has to look closely at their Diet.
Generally most Gout and Gout pain is treatable, but if left untreated can cause major damage to
organs and to joints.
Weight loss and major Diet changes are the best chance of reducing Gout pain or eliminating gout.
But if you are a sufferer be aware that rapid weight loss can also cause gout attacks, so you have to be careful with all Gout treatments.
The most important treatment for Gout is :
Drink Lots of water; drink at least 2 litres of water a day.
You will be going to the toilet much more than normal but this makes sure that the kidneys are always flushing excess uric acid out of the body.
Increased vegetables in the diet and if possible add raw vegetables.
A diet rich in complex carbohydrates in the form of Fruits and vegetables, combined with whole grain breads and pasta.
Exercise is highly recommended, obviously combined with a good diet and eating less is essential.
If you have a severe attack make sure you try and have a long daily bath or use hot packs, then go to bed and stay there and of course take your Gout medicine.
Studies have also shown that younger affected people should try cold packs or swimming or bathing in cold water.
Adding the below ingredients
In your foods certainly helps and these are excellent sources of unsaturated fats. Some fatty fish, flax seed oil, nuts and seeds have rich essential fatty acids, and are enriched omega 3 foods, which help with symptoms as they have anti-inflammatory properties.
Moderate amounts of protein a day (no more than 3 to 4 ounces of meat at the most.)
Replacing meat with soy is suggested, coupled with a low fat diet.
Foods high in Bromelain (pineapple enzyme) and vitamin C are beneficial. Celery and black cherries both help in reduction of uric acid levels.
Limit fats by a lean meat diet, skinless poultry. Keep away from deep fried food and desserts that are high in fat.
If you are going to eat oatmeal limit it to 2/3’s of a cup raw, limit wheat bran to 1/4 cup raw daily and the same for wheat germ.
1/2 a cup or Asparagus, cauliflower, spinach, mushrooms, green peas daily.
Foods high in potassium, and flavonoids such as quercetin.
A great prevention method is lots of SEX, as sexual activities reduce uric acid in fertile men. (A friendly statistic)
Baking soda (helps alkalise the body)
Raw Potato juice
Unsweetened fruit juice
For more information on this subject
As scary as this sounds there are new ways in the Treatment for Gout and Chronic Tophaceous Gout deformities. This treatment for Gout is currently being revised and refined.
One Gout treatment is surgically removing these growths can cause more damage than before to tendons or joints , so a new method is being incorporated.
This new method is done by a soft tissue shaver.
The soft tissue shave requires supplementary suction and irrigation but so far the results have been extremely encouraging.
Coupled with a wet wound dressing and accurate incision work make for a new safer method of cosmetic surgery and debulking of large Tophi.
The shaving technique is being refined more and more with modern technology. It is an alternative, and once again proves that a gout sufferer must seek medical attention regularly for the treatment of Gout pain and Chronic Tophaceous Gout deformities .
Regeneron's Arcalyst Treatment Shown to Help Prevent Gout Flares in Study By Meg Tirrell - Mar 1, 2011 8:04 AM ET
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. said its only marketed product, Arcalyst, helped prevent gout flares in a late-stage study of patients starting therapy to lower uric acid levels.
Those taking an injection of 80 or 160 milligrams a week of Arcalyst over four months had a decrease of 72 percent in gout flares compared with placebo, Tarrytown, New York-based Regeneron said today in a statement. The data, from the third and final stage of testing generally required for approval, will support an application with U.S. regulators by mid-2011, the company said.
About 750,000 gout patients start taking uric acid-lowering therapy such as allopurinol each year, Mark Monane, an analyst with Needham & Co. in New York, wrote in a Feb. 17 research note. During the first few months of therapy, the breakup of uric acid crystals can cause flares of joint pain, which Arcalyst aims to prevent. If successful, the medicine may generate up to $500 million in annual revenue, Monane estimated.
Arcalyst “may have significant potential as a co-treatment in allopurinol initiation for chronic gout,” Monane said in his note. “We were impressed by the drastic reduction in the mean number of gout flares” in an earlier study, he said.
The medicine was generally well-tolerated, and the incidence of severe adverse events was similar in both arms of the study reported today, Regeneron said. Mild injection-site reactions were more common in the Arcalyst arm, the company said.
Arcalyst was approved in February 2008 for the treatment of rare, inherited autoinflammatory diseases known as Cryopyrin- Associated Periodic Syndromes. The drug had $25.3 million in revenue last year, according to a Feb. 17 Regeneron statement.
Regeneron fell 73 cents, or 2 percent, to $36.27 at 4 p.m. New York time in Nasdaq Stock Market trading. The shares gained 48 percent in the past 12 months.
To contact the reporter on this story: Meg Tirrell in New York at [email protected]
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Reg Gale at [email protected]
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