Treatment of gout with a diet and teas
Gout is an inflammatory disease of the joints, cartilage, tendons, connective tissue and subcutaneous tissue. It occurs as a result of the decomposition of protein. It paramount for it to be diagnosed and treated because of its dangerous complications and unpleasantness.
In normal circumstances, the uric acid is broken down in the blood to the purine and pyrimidine and is eliminated from the organism through urine. In case of increased intake of protein (protein) food, the body begins to produce an increased amount of uric acid, and if it’s kidneys are not very effective it may lead to increased concentration of uric acid – Acidum uricum in our blood.
This increase is initially called hyperuricemia and does not represent a major health problem and the patients are free of symptoms. However, as a result of hyperuricemia excess uric acid may start to to turn into crystals which are then deposited in the joints. The first symptom of gout which occurs are swellings – extremely painful, red and swollen especially at the joint of our big toe. Deposits of uric acid can appear as lumps under the skin around the joints and at the edges of the ear. The crystals can collect in the kidneys and consequently lead to kidney stones.
In women, menopause is a risky period. Gout is often called the disease of the rich (or disease of kings) because it usually develops as a result of over-consumption of meat and meat products and alcohol. You may remember a cartoon in which a rabbit heals an obese and sick king with vegetables.
Risk factors that may favor the development of the disease are:
– Too much meat (purine) in the diet
– Kidney disease
All these bad habits need to change: reduce weight, reduce your intake of alcohol, carbonated drinks, coffee and protein in the food and drink about two liters of fluid a day to the kidneys as easily and quickly excrete all the excess uric acid.
Diet – avoid meat broth, generally meat and meat products, beans, spinach, eggs, mayonnaise, ice cream, chocolate, cocoa, alcohol, sardines and blue fish in general, pasta, whole milk, fatty cheeses …
You can consume – young flesh (but not in all three meals a day), skim milk, fruit, fresh and stewed vegetables, sweet spices, teas, mineral water, fruit juices, bread, pasta, semolina, rice and the like, and a small amounts of coffee.