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Uric acid is a normal body waste product. It forms when chemicals called purines (proteins) break down, purines are a natural substance found in body. They are also found in much food such as liver, shellfish and alcohol. They can also be formed in the body when DNA is broken. When purines are broken down to uric acid in the blood, with urination or bowel movement the body gets rid of it. But if your body is producing excess amount of uric acid or your kidneys aren’t working well, uric acid can build up in the blood. Uric acid levels can also increase when you eat too many high purine foods, then crystals of uric acid can form and collect in joints, this causes painful inflammation. This condition is called as GOUT. This condition is characterized by abnormal metabolism of uric acid, resulting in an excess of uric acid in the tissues and blood. People with gout either produce too much uric acid or kidneys are in adequate in removing it. This condition is characterized by pain and swelling of first metatarsophalangeal joint initially, followed by other joints. The disease usually occurs after 40 years of age and females are predominantly affected than males. POSSIBLE CAUSES OF HIGH URIC ACID LEVELS – The disease has a tendency to run in families, so have a family history of gout can be a cause. 􀂄Being overweight 􀂄Hyperthyroidism 􀂄Psoriasis 􀂄People who eat a diet high in meat and sea food constantly 􀂄People who suffer from medical conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure 􀂄Women after menopause may develop symptoms of gout because the uric acid levels in women tend to rise after menopause. 􀂄Having kidney problems 􀂄Lead exposure 􀂄Taking certain medications like diuretics 􀂄Drinking to much alcohol While Gout can be painful on its own, it has also been linked with other conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, diabetes and kidney diseases. There are number of possible consequences of excessive production of uric acid in the body including acute and chronic arthritis, kidney stones and local deposits of uric acid in the skin and tissues. Gout may occur alone or may be associated with other medical conditions. Most people with gout present with symptoms like-Joint pain or soreness. 􀂄Sudden and severe pain in a particular joint, usually in early morning or in the middle of the night 􀂄Swelling in a joint or red skin around a joint 􀂄Stiffness in the joints 􀂄Swelling and pain in a big toe, ankle or knee 􀂄Joints that is hot to touch 􀂄Skin that looks shiny and is red in appearance 􀂄Severe pain along your lower back 􀂄Sometimes you may experience nausea, vomiting 􀂄Holistic approach treats the system not just the symptoms. A combination of homeopathy, exercise and diet can give a permanent solution to your illness. Homeopathy improves efficacy of purine metabolism and uric acid exertion by the kidneys, helps to reduce the levels of blood uric acid. Homeopathy helps to minimize the deposition of uric acid crystals; homeopathic treatment can reduce the frequency, severity and duration of acute attacks of gout. Homeopathic treatment is highly suggestive for gout and arthritis with high uric acid; it not only reduces elevated levels of uric acid but also increases body’s immunity and correct defective body tendency to hold uric acid. Homeopathy can also assist for pain, homeopathic medicines can deal with the management of pain. FOOD THAT SHOULD BE ADDED AND AVOIDED All fruits are fine butcheries may help to prevent attack by lowering uric acid levels and reducing inflammation 􀂄Mushrooms, dark green leafy vegetables are good to eat 􀂄Foods rich in folic acid help in lowering down the uric acid levels like -Nuts and seeds 􀂄Good water intake at least 3 liters a day is recommended, good intake of water helps body to flush out harmful toxins including uric acid 􀂄Low fat diet like skimmed milk should be included in diet 􀂄Less of fish and sea food 􀂄Void sugars, sugary drinks 􀂄Certain fruits like apples, pears and guava 􀂄Citrus fruits and vegetables like lemon juice contain citric acid which is good solvent of the uric acid. other sources of vitamin c are amla, oranges, tomatoes 􀂄Apple cider vinegar have a good effect in controlling uric acid. 􀂄Green tea intake can also help. 􀂄Flax seeds rich in omega 3 fatty acids help in reducing inflammation and joint swelling. ROLE OF EXERCISEA lack of exercise in such condition can worsen the painful effects of the condition. Gout makes your joints hurt and so you may not feel like exercising. However lack of exercise can make you less flexible weakens your muscles and joints and can result in bone loss. The right exercises can reduce pain and boast your energy. Exercising can also keep you in shape by helping you maintain a healthy body weight and building healthy bones, joints and muscles. Dr. Vasudha vij B.H.M.S, C.C.A.H(HOMEOPATH)


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