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    Gout - NirogStreet


    Gout is a common health problem that causes sudden attacks of intense pain, swelling, and redness in the joints especially in the early stage it attacks your joints of big toe, but it can affect other joints too. It is a metabolic defect of uric acid in blood also known as Vata Rakta in ayurveda,in ancient times it was popularly known as Kings disease or disease known to be held to kings,because it mainly occurs due to sedentary lifestyles.

    Gout is also called gouty inflammatory arthritis because it is a form of arthritis where metabolism of uric acid in blood disturbes,in this condition the crystals of uric acid gets deposited around the small bones and joints mainly the greater toe and other regions such as wrist ,ankles,fingers etc.

    These crystals inhibit the sufficient flow of blood around joints hence causing inflammation,vigorous pain and swelling around joints.

    What signs would you see if you have gout?

    1. Swelling around wrist and ankle
    2. Redness around joints
    3. Burning sensation
    4. Mildly hot skin around joints
    5. Stiffness of joint
    6. Low grade fever
    7. Persistantly raised levels of uric acid in blood
    8. Highly dark urine
    9. Constipation
    10. Nausea

    What Are the possible
    causative factors of Gout?

    1. Impaired Digestion
    2. Persistent Meat consumption
    3. High oxalate food
    4. High protein food
    5. Alcohol
    6. Smoking
    7. Sugary Food
    8. Genetic Factors
    9. Obesity
    10. Hypertension
    11. Diabetes

    How does your doctor diagnose Gout?

    If you have the above symptoms, you must consult your doctor. He may ask for some laboraoty test, one is very common is blood Uric Acid Test. Its normal value ranges from 3.5 milligrams per deciliter to 7.2 milligrams per deciliter(In short it can be written as 3.5- 7.5 mg/dl). High value of uric acid is different in both genders. Doctors generally consider your uric acid value high if a female has greater than 6mg/dl and male has 7mg/dl. Your doctor can diagnose gout easily by checking your symptoms, physical examination, X-ray report and serum uric acid levels.

    How can we manage gout at home?

    It is very important to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis at an early stage, because as long it will take to diagnose the condition will get worse. 

    Treatment for rheumatoid arthritis includes lifestyle changes,therapies,medicines and surgery.The treatment is always based on the body type and reqiurements.

    Dietary regimen

    1. Take high fibre,low protein diet,eg;
      wheat,moong dal,garlic, onion,bitter gourd,
      Papaya,green bananas.
    2. Avoid Sour and Salty food items
    3. Stay hydrated with water and fruit juices
    4. fruits like cherries and papaya should be included in diet
    5. Avoid excess intake of pulses and milk especially during night eg; chole, rajma, chana, lobia,matar, soyabean, paneer in dinner

    Lifestyle regimen

    1. follow mild to moderate exercise daily
    2. have at least 15-20 mins walk after meal
    3. Avoid idle sitting
    4. Avoid cold water bath(always have warm water bath)
    5. Abhyang (oil massage) can be beneficial during bedtime and before bath
    6. Surya Prakashan(sit under sunshine for 15-30 mins)

    When to see a doctor??

    Contact immediately to the doctor if you are facing such symptoms from a prolonged time, visit our clinics or contact the official website of nirog street,we’ll provide the best possible treatment with expert consultants.

    Why should you visit an Ayurveda Doctor?

    As you know, Ayurveda is a 5000 years old tested and medically proven science. Ayurveda treats you with herbomineral medicines which do not cause any side effects in your body until or unless you don't exceed prescribed doses and make sure you do not start self medication. The beauty of Ayurveda is that it firstly finds out the root causes and then starts medicine. In short Ayurvedic system of medicine does not follow symptomatic treatment.


    Is gout arthritis?

    Yes,it is a form of arthritis where the metabolism of uric acid is disturbed.

    Can gout be cured completely?

    Yes, it can be completely cured with panchkarma and ayurvedic treatment.