Gout is a metabolic disorder that occurs due to the presence of highly raised serum uric acid levels. It is a slowly progressive disease which mimics the symptoms of osteoarthritis.
It usually affects people on a high protein diet or which are ignorantly consuming proteins in excess of the body's requirements. Non – vegetarians are found to be more prone to develop this disease.
It is one of the most common types of inflammatory joint conditions and is very closely linked to the development of cardiovascular problems as well. Its incidence is almost twice of that of the white men in the age group of 26 to 34 years.
Persons taking a high protein diet with low physical activity and especially males in the age group of 25 years and above are said to be at an increased risk of the development of gout.
Raised serum uric acid levels are directly linked to the development of gout in any individual. Obesity, kidney problems and other metabolic problems only add to the severity of the disease.
CHARECTRERISTIC FEATURES OF THE DISEASE
Gout is usually a chronic episodic condition in which the flare ups of the disease occur intermittently. The time period of the recurrence of flare ups is very uncertain.
Every flare up condition may persist for days causing pain in one or more joints of the feet or hands and then slowly remit with or without medications.
Usually, the smaller joints of the hands and feet are involved initially. Later on, the bigger ones come into picture. This is the normal course of the disease and the time duration of this may vary from person to person.
STAGES OF GOUT
Stage – 1
In this stage, there are no overt symptoms and the patient is suffering from the disease but without knowing it. Deposition of urate crystals and tissue damage as a result of it has already started.
Stage – 2
This is the stage of flare ups where inflammation of the joints commonly of the lower extremities occurs. In this case, metatarsopharyngeal joints of the big toe is usually inflamed in 50% of the patients.
This stage may last from a few days to weeks. It is usually accompanied by mild to severe pain in the toe joint.
This is the intermediate period between to flare ups where the serum uric acid levels are constantly high but the symptoms of the previous flare up have subsided. The duration of this stage progressively shortens with the chronicity of the disease.
Stage – 4
This is the stage of chronic gout where the disease has completely caught hold of the patient's body. It includes arthritis, inflammation, redness and swelling of one or more joints involved.
Patients in this stage of the disease may also have problems like the formation of tophi (soft crystal deposits of uric acid in various body parts like elbows, ears, distal finger joints etc.
HERBAL REMEDIES FOR GOUT (HIGH URIC ACID)
Planet Ayurveda offers best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Gout Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of gout (high uric acid). These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda.
- Giloy Capsules - 1 capsule twice daily, after meals, with plain water.
- Kaishore Guggul - 2 tablets twice daily, after meals, with plain water.
- Navkarshik Churna - 1 teaspoonful twice daily, after meals, with plain water.
- Punarnava Capsules - 2 capsules twice daily, after meals, with plain water.
1. GILOY CAPSULES
Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) is a well-known plant in Ayurvedic system of medicine. It bears small flowers and prefers tropical climatic conditions for its growth. Giloy capsule is prepared by using standardized extract of Giloy herb. The capsule shells are 100 % vegetarian and free from gelatin.
2. KAISHORE GUGGUL
Kaishor guggul is Planet Ayurveda's dietary supplement for maintaining healthy tissues in the body. Dietary supplements are very good for maintaining health and are lately becoming very popular among the masses. It is inspired by an Ayurvedic formulation known by the name of Kaishore guggul in Ayurvedic literature. It is again a very good nutraceutical preparation for people of all ages.
3. NAVKARSHIK CHURNA
It is another combination of natural herbs that help to maintain healthy skin tissues. The 9 herbs used in this mixture are great for maintaining skin health. Planet Ayurveda's Navkarshik churna can be a great dietary supplement for people in general.
4. PUNARNAVA CAPSULES
Punarnava capsules is a natural supplement which is great for maintaining healthy kidneys and is best suited for supporting the urinary system as a whole. Planet Ayurveda's Punarnava capsules are purely herbal and contain no added chemicals, fillers, binders, colors and additives. It is also good for the heart as it helps to maintain healthy blood composition and supports the circulatory system.
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