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Posted by Paramjit Grewal on August 13, 2000 at 13:02:30:

In Reply to: Re: gout posted by Tim Kennedy on October 06, 1999 at 19:24:08:

: Gout is the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the body joints, primarily the toe of the foot. The major cause of gout is eating foods that are high in purines. The symptoms are pain in the joints. It starts with pain in the toe and it usually happens during the night when you are asleep. I have tried indomethacin and allopurinol for gout treatment but both these drugs have side effects and may not be good in the long run. The most effective natural cure for gout (according to me) and I speak through experience, is pycnogenol and grape seed extract. Both these are antioxidants. I have tried grape seed extract for some time and have had no side effects. The only side effect that I had was improvement of my skin and removal of acne from my face! It is for the first time in my life that I can say that I feel much better than have no indication of gout.
: : : : please tellme what are some of the possible cures for gout. and what are the symptons?

: : I have heard that cherry juice works wonders for gout

: Gout is a arthritic-like, painful condition caused by an abundance of uric acid crystals settling in the extremities, usually toes, fingers, and sometimes knees and elbows. There is no cure for gout per se, but you can live with it if you watch your diet, get lots of exercise, and take daily medicine under doctor's care (allopurinol). To alleviate an attack, you may get relief with non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs and/or codeine. Lots of water and rest is best. Big offenders which bring on gout attacks are organ meats, high protein red meats, and most of all, unfortunately, alcohol. Attacks are incredilby painful. I've had the tendency for years (inherited) and haven't had an attack in years. I jog, try to eat well (fresh fruits and veggies) and avoid stress. I'm aware of my alcohol intake. Yeasty wines and beers are probably best to avoid. Drink moderately or expect an attack when you least expect it.

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