The Gout Update Page
Gout is a complex condition, and even if it was described for the first time by Hippocrates almost four thousand years ago, we are no closer to a solution which makes gout go away today. But modern science has provided some relief for sufferers. Here is a list of things which can help those suffering from gout, both to prevent attacks and to make attacks go away faster and more smoothly. They range from machines to methods, from supplements to analysis, but they all have one thing in common: Me, or someone I trust, have proved that they work.
GOUT PREVENTION SUPPORT
Changing your lifestyle may sound drastic, but that is what you need to do. You have to go on a new diet, skip soft drinks, and so on.
The Goutbeater 30-day Journal
This handy journal collects everything you need to know about your gout in one place, and makes it easy to manage a downward trend.
GOUT ATTACK SUPPORT
When you have a gout attack, a flamethrower feels like an appropriate method of dealing with your foot pain. But there are better ways.
Cold spray to kill the pain
The pain during a gout attack is caused by inflammation pressing against the nerves. To deaden the pain, you can either warm up your feet or cool them. Cooling your feet makes the pain stop, but warming up your feet increases the blood circulation which is a bad idea when you have distended blood vessels pressing on your nerves already. Using the same type of cold spray that athletes use, which lets them go back in the game a few minutes after rolling around on the turf in agony, will have more effect on the pain.
Orotic acid to the rescue
Who would have expected cows milk to be effective against gout?