What Exactly is Gout?
Gout is absolutely
not a laughing matter...
wouldn't think so given all the jibes and jokes you hear...
who have never suffered the torment of gout have no idea how
crippling it can be.
Gout is often
portrayed in a 'less than flattering' light in the media, being
linked to a life of “excess” and “self indulgence”
this is not the case...
The cause of your gout is not your fault.
Let me explain...
Gout is a disease
of the joints, most often linked to a tender, swollen big toe...
any joint can be affected, but most of the time the feet
the brunt of the pain. The joints become red, swollen, and extremely
sensitive to pressure, making 'getting around' difficult.
strikes only one joint is usually effected,
but over time, if left untreated,
more and more joints will fall victim...
usually linked to a build up of uric acid in the blood, or
But during my research I found that it's not as 'cut
and dried' as that.
because many people can have extremely high levels of uric
acid in their body, but not show any symptoms of gout.
people just naturally store high levels of uric acid and
cause for alarm - so long as there
is no evidence of gout forming.
it is true that gout's most likely to form in those who
already have hyperuricemia (high levels of Uric Acid in their
carrying a few extra pounds...
between gout and being overweight has been proven in various
for those who do get gout in a joint, it means that the uric
acid in your
blood has collected and crystallized... Usually
causing your joint to swell up to two or three times
it's normal size.
a casual brush against a sore, gout-ridden toe can result in you
This Sound Familiar To You?
often, gout shows up in your big toe.
thing in the morning, you'll notice that his
toe is considerably swollen, sometimes more than double
or triple its normal size.
pain shoots up your foot if so much as a sheet touches the
without support is out of the question.
of your big toe will be stiff, and the area surrounding it inflamed,
red and hot to touch, suggesting some sort of infection.
will most likely come on overnight, while you slept,
and often without any prior warning at
It's not just
your toes that can be affected, though. Your ankle, knee, wrist,
and fingers can also be impacted. In fact, over time, just about
any joint (and your major organs) can be directly affected by
if left untreated Uric acid crystals can collect
in your kidneys over a period of time to form kidney stones...
something you definately want to avoid “like the plague”,
as they're debilitatingly painful (and make
in the urine).
And not only that, gout can form white, chalky bumps under the
skin - these are called tophi, which usually effect the hands and
the tophi is ugly, that's
not the worse of it - over time as more and more joints are clogged
up, they become damaged and lead to osteoarthritis.
if that was not enough - In a recent study of 9105 men aged between
41 and 63 years it was found that men with gout have a SIGNIFICANTLY
higher chance of dying of a heart attack then men
without gout (European League Against Rheumatism)
I know you'll agree... It's NEVER good to try and ignore your
gout attack - EVER.
2.1 million people in the United States suffer from gout,
according to the National Institute of Health...
And 9 out
of 10 of those are men, with most of them diagnosed between
the ages of 40 and 50.
But, as women
head into their 60's and enter menopause their incidence
rate of gout increases dramatically.
is rarer in men and women of "average" weight or in people
under 40 years of age...
that the disease is often linked with being overweight and with
a continued build up of uric acid over years, the older a person
the first symptoms appear the more mild the condition is likely
And not surprisingly,
the triggers that cause gout attacks are almost exactly the
same for everyone -
in a recent survey we carried out, 133 gout sufferers revealed
to us that the food most likely to trigger gout attacks for them
was red meat... followed by beer.
Is Gout Treatable ... and Even Preventable?
sufferers are experiencing acute attacks, doctors usually prescribe
one or more of the expensive drugs: Non-Steroidal
Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), Corticosteroids or Colchicines.
But each of
these drugs, along with being expensive can have harmful
sure you'll agree makes the proven natural, low cost methods
you'll learn here much more attractive.
It used to
be said that if you suffered from gout once, you were highly
likely to suffer from it again.
it doesn't have to be that way...
You can discover everything you need to know about treating gout
safely and quickly ... and preventing it from ever