Natural Treatment for Gout

goutKnown as the King’s Disease or rich man’s disease, gout used to be associated with red wine and eating rich food, like red meat and chocolate. Actually, gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that mostly targets men, and it has been on on the rise. The prevalence of gout has doubled in the U.S. in the last 20 years, with almost 9 million Americans affected. Natural treatment for gout can help.

According to a study published in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism, the rise of obesity and hypertension are likely contributors. Gout is triggered by crystallization of uric acid within the joints, it causes severe pain and swelling. Medical evidence suggests that gout is strongly associated with metabolic syndrome – a group of health conditions characterized by central obesity, insulin resistance, high blood pressure and blood lipid issues – and may lead to heart attack, diabetes and premature death. Continue reading “Natural Treatment for Gout”

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