Plant Magazine of Botanical-online September 2017

Natural remedies

Uric acid treatment

URIC ACID CURE

Preventing uric acid to increase

The prevention of gout attack is performed taking nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and another drug called colchicine. Although, there are drugs that prevent the body to manufacture part of uric acid or reabsorbing it.

Prevention can be primary, aiming to prevent the occurrence of disease, or secondary in order it not to appear again. Both must be made as far as possible.

Uric acid treatment

When uric acid levels in the bloodstream fluctuate near 8.5-9mg/dl, this disease must be treated with drugs indicated by the specialist that follows the patient's chart. Such high levels are considered to generate kidney damage, liver damage, a crisis or gout.

Although drug treatment is performed, the patient must continue to make both a controlled diet in purines, such as the one listed above

The level of control and demand of these recommendations and the allowed food or foods to moderate (foods to avoid always have to be avoided), have to be indicated by the specialist depending on patient characteristics, the evolution of the disease and the current health status of the patient.

Different treatment based on symptoms

Asymptomatic.

When the uric acid level is elevated but no symptoms appear (gout, etc.) Pharmacological treatment should also be administered to prevent renal and hepatic damage, as well as gouty crisis, kidney stones, and to decrease acidification of the body, which means the accumulation of uric acid.

With acute symptoms

When the patient shows symptoms of an acute crisis, treatment should be applied as soon as possible as so as to shorten the recovery period. For example, to decrease the period of pain and inflammation present in a gout attack.

Drug treatment in case of an attack of gout starts with taking nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or other drugs called glucocorticoids, which help calm the inflammation and pain caused by this disease.

Other drugs can also be given whose function is to reduce uric acid levels. A puncture in the affected joints (usually in the big toe) can be done to extract the fluid in it.

To treat the symptoms with the administration of a high amount of liquids taken daily will also help more quickly to eliminate uric acid accumulation and prevent the possible formation of kidney stones

If food and drinks we take are basifying, they also help counteract the symptoms of acidification. Applying a cold compress or ice (not directly onto the skin of the affected area, because it can damage it), can relieve pain and reduce inflammation.

Avoid acidifying foods and drinks or those high in purines, as they are totally contraindicated. A scheduled diet and taking drugs that lower uric acid levels must be maintained to avoid as much as possible another relapse, which can be very frequent.

When the patient is stable (not before), overweight or obesity must be corrected. However, slimming diets produce acidification in our bodies, so it is recommended to take vegetable broth that has the opposite effect for balance.

HOW TO BASIFY YOUR BODY

Take vegetable broth to basify your body and counteract the acidification and the accumulation of uric acid in the slimming diet. Drinking basifying beverages also increases diuresis, helps eliminate toxins and uric acid through the kidneys.

Much fluid intake increase diuresis and helps us eliminate toxins. Furthermore, when slimming a thin substance called ketone is formed, which together with the uric acid has to be eliminated by the kidneys. The problem arises because both substances compete themselves to be eliminated, thus, the kidneys eliminate one or the other, in case there is not a sufficient diuresis.

Therefore, you should increase fluid intake to 2-3 liters per day and basify your body through proper food intake as much as possible. (See uric acid food in the listing above)

Symptomatic, chronic and disseminated uric acid treatment.

Uric acid can present not so pronounced symptoms as those mentioned before but more durable or chronic ones. These can affect to more joints in a more widespread sense (not so concrete, or located in one area).

These specific symptoms are also treated with drugs. which reduce levels of uric acid accumulated, but in addition, diuretics are also recommended to increase its removal and not overload the kidneys or the liver.

Taking these drugs can cause side effects. Depending on its severity, priority of use and particular sensitivity, the specialist will recommend someone or other, taking into account the risks and benefits of taking these means.

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