Archive for February, 2011


5 Ways to Get Rid of Gout at Home

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Gout is a very painful form of arthritis that usually affects the big toes of middle aged men but it can also affect women in the very same way and can even affect some of the other joins around the body such as the elbow, the knees, the ankles, the wrists and the fingers. Unlike some types of arthritis gout is almost 100% preventable and curable using the right diet and supplementation. In this article we are going to list 5 ways that you can prevent or cure your gout.

  1. Vitamin C
    Vitamin C has long been know as the super supplement for curing cold and flu like symptoms but did you know that taking vitamin C in unusually high doses can actually help to reduce uric acid levels in the body aswell. Take in excess of 1,500mg of vitamin C daily and you could reduce your uric acid levels by up to 40% meaning you will be gout free in now time at all.
  2. Black Cherry Juice
    Black cherry juice is one of the most antioxidant potent drinks available. For that reason alone many people use this drink to help reduce their uric acid levels even further. Black cherry juice is so full of antioxidants that it has now been voted into the top 5 healthiest drinks in the world. Drinking 1 large glass of this wonder juice daily will help you become gout free.
  3. The Baking Soda Cure
    Put half a tsp of baking soda powder in a glass of water before going to bed and first when you get up in the morning. Then 1 more time during the day an hour either side of lunch and then again at night. Maximum is 3 teaspoons a day. This is one of the best cures for gout and can be effective after just 1-2 hours.
  4. Drinking Alkaline Water
    We all know that water is excellent for flushing out your system of harmful toxins but did you know that adding some alkaline drop to that water will help you to reduce your uric acid levels in your body. Try to drink about 2 litres of water daily for the best effects on your gout symptoms.
  5. Avoid High Purine Foods
    High purines foods are probably the biggest culprit when it come to causing gout. If you can avoid this list of high purine foods then you will stand a good chance against gout:
  • Red meat
  • Seafood
  • Gravy
  • Kidneys
  • Mushrooms
  • Alcohol

12 Effective Home Remedies for Gout

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Gout is a disorder that results when uric acid (monosodium urate) levels soar in the body. High levels of uric acid lead to uric acid crystallization or formation of tiny crystals that collect as lumps in the lining of joints. Abnormal metabolism of monosodium urate leads to the building up of uric acid in body. Gout or excess uric acid in body may result in gouty arthritis which is highly painful and is characterized by inflamed and deformed joints. The inflammation at the joints occurs due to certain chemical released when white blood cells accumulate around or surround the monosodium urate crystals. Men aged 40 or above generally come in to the clutches of gout. Also decreased kidney function, tophi or local deposits of uric acid in the skin and kidney stones may be an outcome of gout.

Gout may be primary or secondary. Primary gout occurs as an individual disorder. Secondary gout occurs under the impact of other medical conditions or medications. Gout occurs due to two basic causes: over production of monosodium urate and insufficient elimination of uric acid through urine. Heredity, obesity, excessive dependence on alcohol, indulging in diet consisting of red meat and oily fish, trauma, starvation, dehydration, nose and throat disease, any surgery, treatment like chemotherapy are factors promoting gout. Certain medications like aspirin, allopurinol and probene acid, nicotinic acid, diuretic and hypertensive medicines may cause gout. In men uric acid levels rise at puberty and in women, during menopause. Therefore men may develop gout at quite an early age when compared to women.

Symptoms of Gout

1. Acute pain
2. Redness of skin
3. Swollen joints
4. Feeling of pressure at the joints
5. Tender and warm gouty lumps
6. Late night or early morning pain at the knee, toe or ankle
7. Fever
8. Loss of appetite
9. Loss of sleep
10. Pain persisting for 7-10 days.

Home Remedies for Gout

1. Consuming 3-4 garlic seeds a day can yield beneficial results in case of gout.

2. 10-12 cherries should be taken every day to get relief from gout.

3. One may take one teaspoon honey, mix it with 3-4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, further add the mixture to a glass of water and stir well. Sipping the solution all through the day would effectively treat gout.

4. More and more grapes should be consumed because grapes eliminate the toxicity in uric acid.

5. 3-4 bananas may be taken daily. It reacts with the chemicals in monosodium urate, dissolves the crystals and expels them from the system.

6. Lemon juice is very effective in treating gout. It is rich in Vitamin C and is empowered to dissolve gouty deposits.

7. Juice of French beans can give immediate relief from pain and inflammation due to gout.

8. One may prepare a paste by mixing one part mustard powder and one part wheat powder, and apply the paste on aching areas and leave overnight to get relief from pain.

9. Soaking aching regions in Epsom salt mixed water would release the heat and give some relief.

10. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water daily is a simple home remedy for gout. This water therapy would wash away or flush out uric acid, thereby reducing its levels.

11. One may soak a flannel cloth in warm castor oil, place it on aching joints, and apply heat pad. This would give much relief from pain.

12. Alfalfa is highly beneficial for gout. It brings down the level of serum uric acid drastically.

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More on the Science of Stem Cells for Osteoarthritis Treatment

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Although they originally come from bone marrow, adult (or as they are often called, “mesenchymal”) stem cells can be derived from a variety of body tissues. These tissues include fat, the thin lining on the surface of bone called the periosteum, joint lining (synovium), muscle, skin, baby teeth, and cartilage.

Their purpose is simply to act as repairmen to replace and regenerate cells that are lost as a result of injury, normal turnover, and aging. Think of them as the handyman around the house!

There have been attempts at defining exactly what constitutes a true mesenchymal stem cell. Various cell surface markers have been used to describe these cells and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)appear to share certain traits and characteristics in common. Finally, it has been agreed that a true MSC is capable of differentiating into bone, cartilage, as well as fat.

Although MSCs harvested from different tissues look the same, it’s not clear if they behave the same or have the same capabilities.

One study, for instance, showed that the MSCs most able to become cartilage were stem cells derived from joint lining (synovial) tissue. Other MSCs that showed a good ability to become cartilage were those from bone marrow and from periosteum.

Another issue is quality of MSCs. How effective will they be under different circumstances? It’s clear that stem cells placed in an environment with certain stimulatory growth factors differentiate better. On the flip side, there have been some studies indicating that advanced age may slow stem cell multiplication and division. However, other studies indicate that regardless of age, enough good quality MSCs can be obtained that do have adequate potential to differentiate into cartilage cells. (At our center, we usually use 75 years of age as our cutoff, although a few of our best results have occurred in older individuals.)

The potential application of MSCs to differentiate into cartilage cells and be used to repair cartilage damage in osteoarthritis is a hot topic nowadays.

It is a very complicated process though, and current research has used normal cartilage as the model to emulate. Most stem cell research models of cartilage have a few things in common. First, they use MSCs. Then, a matrix or scaffold is incorporated. This framework serves as a “home” for the MSCs. Finally, the stem cells are exposed to a variety of growth factors used to stimulate differentiation and multiplication.

In many experiments done in laboratory settings, the quality of cartilage derived from MSCs has been disappointing. It appears that the both the quality of stem cell as well as the extracellular environment is critical for the normal development of viable strong cartilage. The exact “key” remains elusive. There appears to be a complex interplay between enzymes and proteins that degrade cartilage such as matrix metalloproteinases and factors that build cartilage such as transforming growth factors, bone morphogenic protein, and parathyroid hormone, to name a few.

One final interesting point is that MSCs have a unique property that is often overlooked. They have immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory functions that have been demonstrated both in the laboratory setting as well as in animal models. This has a lot of potential impact, particularly when considering their use in arthritis treatment.

For a more scientific discussion of the intricacies of MSC biology as it pertains to cartilage regeneration, readers are referred to the excellent works written by Drs. Faye Chen and Rocky Tuan.


Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Rheumatoid arthritis (R.A.) is a chronic inflammatory disease. Although it mainly affects the joints, it can also affect a large number of organs and even some tissues. It’s an auto-immune reaction which causes inflammation in the affected areas in a degenerative, chronic manner. Although the course of this disease varies from individual to individual, it’s often characterised by active stages or ‘flare-ups’ and passive stages or ‘remissions’; it is during the passive stages or remissions that the individual is free of symptoms and, if unaware of how R.A. ‘works’, he or she may wrongly believe that the disease has disappeared. Moreover, some passive stages are very deceptive: for example, you may have a mild temperature for very long periods and suffer from mild anaemia, perhaps feeling a little tired though not necessarily. This is a common subtle stage of R.A in which many affected people are completely unaware; if they go to the doctor he or she may completely overlook the possibility of R.A. and allow this degenerative disease to continue its hidden ‘onslaught’. If left completely untreated the affected individuals may, in the later stages, develop joint destruction with some deformity and severe mobility impairments, together with chronic pain and potential damage to other organs.

It is therefore advisable that you are very aware of your body, that you learn all you need to know about R.A. so that you can quickly determine if it’s worth asking your doctor for the necessary tests, some of which very easy and affordable. I will list these tests further down.

The symptoms of R.A in its active stages (flare-ups) are:

  • joint pain, joint stiffness and, at times, joint redness and swelling
  • the range of motion in the affected area/s is diminished
  • Muscular pain, mild fever and (sometimes) anaemia (lower red cells count in your blood)
  • Initially only hands (one or both, especially the fingers) may be affected, sometimes only the feet. Then the elbows or ankles may be affected. Then one or both knees. This may be a dull chronic pain or only some unspecified stiffness with particular sensitivity to cold water and cold weather. Later on the pain may increase and become more chronic.

In the later stages R.A. may cause

  • Skin redness or skin inflammation
  • Round nodules under the skin (which are painless)
  • Swollen glands
  • Deformities of hands and feet (this is one of the later stages of R.A.)


How to properly diagnose R.A. to avoid making the mistake of ignoring it:

1 – If you think some specific joint areas may be affected, even if only your hands, an easy way to diagnose whether you suffer from R.A. or not is through a simple X-Ray of the affected area. This is how I was diagnosed with R.A. at only 14 years of age, by pure chance whilst I was being treated for a finger injury. I was completely unaware I was suffering from it and until then my doctors had completely overlooked my chronic mild fever and my chronic mild anaemia.

2 – Through a blood tests, you can ask your doctor to check your ESR (Erythocyte Sedimentation Rate), your CRP (C-Reactive proteins) and possibly an overall CBC (complete blood count)


Arthritis – Signs and Symptoms

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Many people suffer from arthritis it is a fairly common part of getting older. However it is important to realize that young people can be affected by it as well. Arthritis can have a serious impact on the quality of your life since it will impact on your ability to perform everyday activities. It is important to be able to recognize arthritis signs and symptoms so that you know if you are suffering from it. This will allow you to get the help you need.

There are actually several different types of arthritis but in most cases the symptoms will be similar. The most common type is osteoarthritis. This is caused by the wearing away of the cartilage in the joints. This causes the bones to start rubbing against each other which is what causes the pain. In most cases osteoarthritis is just a part of getting older however if you have suffered injuries to the area the chances of suffering from it are much higher.

The other common type of arthritis is rheumatoid arthritis. This is caused by a thickening of the lining around the joints. Normally this is caused an infection although it can be caused by a problem in the immune system as well. There are dozens of other types of arthritis so you will need to see your doctor to get it diagnosed. However you don’t really need to know what kind you have to recognize the arthritis signs and symptoms. For the most part they are going to be the same regardless of the type.

The most common arthritis symptoms and signs would be a pain in the joints that just won’t go away. This pain will usually be exacerbated by any attempt to move the joint. There will also likely be some redness and swelling in the area as well. The main cause of arthritis is that the bones and cartilage in the joint gets worn away causing pain in the joint. There will also likely be some loss of dexterity in the joint as well. If you have these symptoms there is a good chance that you have arthritis.

If you have arthritis signs and symptoms you are going to want to see your doctor to get it confirmed. There are things that you can do to address the problem that will allow you to relieve the pain so that you can get back the ability to use the joint again. You may not get back to the level that you were at before but you should be able to get back most of the range of motion. In most cases the way that arthritis will be treated is by using exercise. Particularly range of motion exercises. Your doctor will likely also recommend a painkiller to help you manage the discomfort. Having arthritis is not the end of the world there are things that you can do that will allow you to get back to most of the activities that you enjoyed before.


More About Arthritis and Arthritis Symptoms

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If you are unlucky enough to contract one form or another of arthritis, then it may seem as if your world is suddenly falling apart.

All of a sudden for one reason or another you cannot do the house work, you cannot take the dog for a walk, you cannot play tennis, you cannot play sport in general……life has changed! But why? All of a sudden your body is stopping you from taking part in activities that you once enjoyed. (maybe not the housework?)

As previously mentioned there are many forms of arthritis, the 2 most well known are osteo and rheumatoid. If you have osteoarthritis, then it could be the result of an old sports injury, or just wear and tear on your joints, and as you know both hip and knee replacements are common and very successful. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and It can affect most of the joints in the body, including the hands, feet, back, hips and knees. Osteoarthritis begins with damage to the cartilage and eventually leads to the two opposite bones (of a joint) rubbing into one other. The condition will start with minor pain in the affected joint, but soon can be continuous. Osteoarthritis is typical of the weight bearing joints and can also affect the spine. Unlike rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis is a more common disease of the elderly. Over 30 percent of women have some form of osteoarthritis by age 65 and if you are overweight this really adds to the pressures exerted on these weight bearing joints, you can really help yourself by losing those extra pounds!. Also physiotherapy to build up the muscles around the joint is very important. The muscles act as a support for the affected joints, but, if the joint is too badly damaged, surgery is the last option.

I would like to add that I have rheumatoid arthritis, and that I use a diet to control it, but the diet also works for osteo!

Rheumatoid arthritis differs in that in can affect any age, any joint in the body and is an auto-immune disease.

That is, that the body’s own defence mechanisms attack the lining of the joints, creating inflammation, pain and eventually distortion of the bones. It is important to get treatment at an early stage if you think that you have the disease. Your doctor should be able to diagnose very quickly with the aid of a blood test. An early diagnosis could prevent damage to the joints.

Rheumatoid arthritis usually attacks the joints in the fingers, wrists, feet and ankles first (ie the smaller joints), then the larger joints, eg; knees, elbows and shoulders. The disease can lead to severe deformity in a few years if it is not treated. The experts do not know why rheumatoid arthritis occurs and all treatments are focused on easing the symptoms. With an early diagnosis and aggressive treatment, you can lead a good quality of life.

Unfortunately there is no cure, as yet to any form of arthritis, but with care you can stay fit and healthy.

Lupus is also a form of arthritis, and is a disorder that can be present with severe arthritis. Other features include a skin rash, sensetivity to light, kidney problems and possibly hair loss, along with constant joint pains.

Gout is caused by uric acid crystals building up in the joint, causing inflammation. Gout was traditionally known as a disease of the rich, as fine food and drink seem to amplify the problems. Affected joints will become very inflamed, most painful and virtually useless. To avoid gout you have to control your diet, and the doctor can help with medication.

It is essential to get proper medical help if you believe that you may be affected at all. The first thing that you have to do, is have the correct diagnosis. The doctors will probably prescribe drugs to combat the relevant type of arthritis that you have, but what you must be aware of is the side effects. All these drugs have side effects, and you should be made aware of these by the medical authorities that treat you.

It is possible to treat both osteo and rheumatoid by way of a diet, and avoid the drugs altogether. Nowadays the doctors are slightly better in recommending diet as a controlling factor, but will concentrate on the drugs. It will be up to you to explore the world of the arthritis diet, and how you can lead a pain free life without any medication.


Best Shoulder Exercises

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The need of modern life has made us so dependable on computers that we spend most of our day time either in front of them or by working on a chair. It has become impossible to spare even 30 minutes for exercise, from our hectic schedule. As a result, we face health issues like pain in neck, shoulder and back on regular basis. In order to lead a satisfied life, devoid of any health problems, we need to do some exercises or meditation habitually. There are many small and easy exercises, which we can do everyday even during work to avoid health complications.

Exercises not only avoid health problems, but also keep you energetic and give your muscles proper shape and toning. Shoulders, being a very vital part of our body require extra care and strengthening exercises. If a person has injury in the stabilization system or the rotator cuff, then they must avoid shoulder strengthening exercises. Some of the simplest and best shoulders strengthening exercises are as follows:

Heavy Hinges – This is a very uncomplicated and simple exercise, it will not only keep your shoulders strong but also help in building triceps. For this exercise, you need to stand straight, push your arms straight back (downward facing) and stay in this position for a few seconds. Post this, bend your arms like hinges, fingers pointing straight ahead and remain in the position for some time. Repeat this process 5 – 10 times everyday.

Chop Wood – The second exercise is known as chop wood. The person doing this exercise appears as he is chopping wood with an axe. Clasp both your hands and stand straight. Take your clasped hands to your shoulders like lifting and resting an axe there. After this move your hands, straighten up your elbows and try to touch your left-thigh. Now do this exactly on the other side of the thigh. Practice this exercise daily for at least 7 – 8 times a day to keep your shoulders fit.

Ready for Fight – The next exercise is ready for fight. This helps in improving flexibility of the shoulder blades. To do this exercise, you need a chair, sit straight in the chair; raise your arms in a way that your elbows are positioned outwardly. Push your elbows as much as you can, while keeping your hands on your shoulders. Try this exercise at least 5-6 times a day. This work out will assist in keeping your shoulder, neck and back pain free.

Stretching Exercise – Stretching exercises are also very helpful in maintaining the strength of the shoulders. Remember not to bounce too much or over-stretch during stretching exercises, as that might result in sprain or muscle- tear.

Warm up – Warm up is a very straightforward way to keep all the body parts pain and tension free. Warm up facilitates proper blood-circulation in the body. Individuals, who have recently recovered from shoulder injuries, should do regular warm-up exercise as it ensures speedy recovery of the shoulder injury.


Arthritis – What You Need to Know

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Do you feel stiff and achy when you first get out of bed in the morning? Do you find sitting for extended periods of time causes pain and aches in your knees, hip or back? Has kneeling, bending and stooping become increasingly difficult? How about walking or jogging? Do swollen, tender joints make it difficult for you to perform even simple tasks? If so, like over four million (or one in seven) Canadians, you may be suffering from arthritis.

Arthritis is a term used to describe over 100 different disorders. To understand the word arthritis we have to break it down into its two components. “Arthro” means joint and “itis” means inflammation. Therefore arthritis simply means inflammation of the joint. Arthritic conditions range from minor ailments such as gout or tendonitis (eg: tennis elbow) to more serious illnesses such as lupus or ankylosing spondylitis.

Arthritis is the number one cause of long term disability in Canada and if you live long enough you are likely to develop at least some form of this disease. Occasional aches and pains are not uncommon and are not always associated with an arthritic condition. However, when aches and pains become more persistent, frequent and severe, or if they begin to interfere with your everyday activities it may be time to consult a health professional. Early detection and treatment of arthritis is essential in controlling symptoms and limiting progression. Your health practitioner will take a complete history and perform a thorough physical examination to determine the cause of your pain. X-rays, blood work and other tests may also be required to reach a diagnosis.

In this column we will discuss Osteoarthritis, which is one of the most common types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is commonly confused with Rheumatoid arthritis and although these two diseases share some features in common, they are actually very different.

Let’s first take a quick look at rheumatoid arthritis to help distinguish between these two diseases. Rheumatoid arthritis is damage to the joints caused by inflammation or swelling of the membrane that lines the joint called the synovium. This swelling can affect the tissue and skin over the joint making it appear red, hot, deformed and swollen. Rheumatoid arthritis can also spread to affect other organs including the heart, lungs and eyes, and patients can experience generalized fatigue, malaise, weight loss and fever. Rheumatoid arthritis usually affects the same joints on both sides of the body and is commonly found in the fingers, hands, wrists, and legs.

Unlike rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis affects only the joints. It is a result of wear and tear on the joints and occurs when the cartilage between the bones wears down and the bones rub together. Abnormal stresses through the joint cause the cartilage to wear down and the joint to deteriorate. Because osteoarthritis is caused by excessive or abnormal wear and tear, the weight bearing joints, such as the knees, hips and spine are most commonly affected. Osteoarthritis is also common in joints that have been previously injured. Unlike rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis seldom causes your joints to become hot and red.

It is estimated that over 16 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis. Initial symptoms usually come on slowly. You may notice some aches after exercising or stiffness when you first wake up. In fact many people who show signs of osteoarthritis on x-rays experience no noticeable pain whatsoever. Common symptoms include; joint pain and stiffness especially after periods of inactivity (ex: long drives, sleeping).

Gradually the pain will become more constant and as the joints wear down, crunching and grinding of the joints may be heard and this can eventually lead to deformity. X-rays help determine the extent of joint damage, confirm the diagnosis of osteoarthritis and help rule out other diseases.

Some factors that will increase your risk of developing osteoarthritis include: increased age, improper joint alignment, heredity, previous injury to the joint, obesity and overuse caused by physical or repetitive work. Basically anything that increases the stress through the joint will increase the chances of developing osteoarthritis. It has been shown that for every 10lbs of extra weight you carry, there is an extra 30-50lbs of stress going through your knees with every step you take. A 10-year study showed that overweight women who lost an average of 11lbs over 10 years decreased their risk of developing osteoarthritis by more than half compared to women who did not lose weight.

Another excellent way to decrease your likelihood of developing osteoarthritis is to ensure that you have proper muscle tone to support and protect your joints.

Most research shows that movement is important to keep joints healthy and to control the symptoms associated with osteoarthritis.

Regular chiropractic care can help maintain proper joint alignment and your chiropractor can assist you in developing strategies to control your symptoms and minimize the progression of your disease.


Arthritis Cure: Nature’s Amazing Disease Reversal Process

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Arthritis cure or arthritis reversal and recovery – call it what you will. Any adult stricken with arthritis will tell you they spend a great deal of time searching for anything that can offer even a glimmer of hope that one day they will, in fact, find an arthritis cure. This is an admirable mindset and many who are stricken with arthritis will have varying degrees of success in that pursuit. If you have arthritis and are determined to find a cure, I applaud your tenacity but there is something you must know if your efforts are to bear fruit.

The great majority of arthritis cases develop as a consequence of certain physiological, mental and emotional conditions. In order to cure arthritis, per se, nature will exact from you an effort that you may or may not be able to muster. She will require that you retrace every step along the path to sickness that you originally passed through while the disease was setting up shop and gaining strength. The effort of which I speak will take you back through every major painful and stressful episode you encountered since you first contracted arthritis. The distress you will experience will include memorable mental and emotional episodes that were tied to your arthritic condition. In the language of alternative health practitioners, this is known as nature’s disease reversal process.

No degenerative illness, of which I’m aware, can be removed from the body until its roots are torn out. If you don’t retrace the steps and pick up every bit of rubbish and waste material the disease has left in its wake, your body will not be properly positioned to heal itself of your rheumatic disease and grant you the arthritis cure you seek. Nature requires that you clean up the mess along the way on the path back to health – the disease reversal process.

How does this mysterious process work? It’s based on a natural law that proclaims: ‘all cure comes from within the deepest recesses of the body and proceeds outward toward the skin. It moves from the head down toward the feet and it will heal in the reverse order in which the symptoms originally appeared in the body.’ What this implies is that degenerative disease states develop along predictable lines and travel the same predictable course, in reverse direction, back to the acute stage of initial irritation and inflammation. In essence, an inflammation continually treated with drugs, without focusing on the cause of the inflammation, will eventually advance to the sub-acute stage, then onward to a chronic condition and ultimately to a degenerative disorder such as arthritis.

To bring about an arthritis cure, or complete healing, you must travel backward along the path you took to get where you are today. It can be intense, upsetting, disturbing and possibly one of the most difficult things you will ever do. However, if you persevere through all of this you may find that elusive treasure you seek – an arthritis cure served to you on nature’s golden platter.


Combat Pseudo Gout With Homeopathic Treatment

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Pseudo gout is a medical condition which is often mistaken for the condition to be as gout. The symptoms are very similar to each other and that is the reason why it is termed as pseudo gout. But the medical name of the disease is Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease which is sort of a rheumatologic disorder. The main cause of the disease is the buildup of calcium pyrophosphate dihhydrate crystals in the connective tissues of the body.

The main symptoms of the pseudo gout are very similar to the symptoms of the gout. Acute and unbearable pain, swollen joints, redness and warmness are the symptoms of the disease. The treatment of the pseudo gout is mainly focused on the prevention of buildup of more crystals in the joints but managing the pain is yet another challenge before the doctors.

Just like the gout attack, the doctors offer conventional treatment option for the problem of pseudo gout. Homeopathy is another alternative medication option for pseudo gout. The Homeopathic therapy does not based on the matter of diagnosis rather it depends on the specific nature of the symptoms. The best thing about the homeopathy is that they are safer, free from any side effects and inexpensive too. Different types of homeopathic medications can be used for the treatment of the pseudo gout. Good thing is that you can even try these out alongside the conventional medicines. However, you should always consult with your doctor before you try the homeopathy medications.

Here are some helpful homeopathic that offer treatment to the patients of pseudo gout.

  • Rhus Tox

This homeopathic medicine is mainly used for managing the acute pain felt in the pseudo gout. This is good for the pain that gets worse after you walk the first few steps after a long rest and decreases when you move for a while. This medication is good for the morning stiffness problems. This is also good for the patients who suffer the sensitivity problem in wet and cold weather. This works fine with the night pain too.

  • Bryonia

This medicine is good for the extreme pain felt after you have walked for some time. When the pain is severe and acute after some activity Bryonia is the perfect solution.

  • Apis

The medicine is good for the swelling pain in the joints. Inflammation and burning pain I cured by the medicine. This is good for the pain which aggravates by hot compresses and decreases by cold water.

  • Belladonna

This is good for the swelling, acute pain, redness and hot feeling around the joint areas. If the joints ache is there with slight motion or touch you can use Belladonna to control the pain.

  • Ruta

If your joint pain starts in any joint area where you have once any injury then this is the right medicine for you. The pain may worse in the morning and get worse by motion and cold.

  • Kalmia

This medicine is good for the sudden onset of joint paint that moves from one joint to other joints. This will help in reducing the pain.

These are the homeopathic medicines that can be used effectively for treating the pseudo gout problem.