Gout is a common arthritis condition caused by a build up or uric acid. The uric acid crystals will deposit in the joints, tendons, kidneys, and other tissues causing inflammation and damage. Gout is usually idiopathic, however there are some genetic variances that can elevate the uric acid level. From a diet perspective it is important to eliminate alcohol, maintain a healthy body weight, eat a low purine diet, and drink plenty of water. If you find yourself having a flare here are some helpful dietary hints.
Additional supplementation may be beneficial, however it is best to have blood work and a full consultation with a educated professional about eliminating gout. Some nutritional supplements that have found to be helpful are: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), vitamin E, folic acid, bromelian, quercetin, vitamin C and niacin. Nutritional IVs appear to be the most beneficial at getting rid of gout. Please contact the office if you have any questions or comments.
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