The reason for high uric acid in blood is fully explained here, along with why more and more sufferers of high uric acid levels in blood (gout) are choosing natural remedies instead of drug-based medications. And finally, you’ll learn 4 of the most effective natural remedies to help lower these acid levels in the blood and relieve the excruciating pain of gout.
REASON FOR HIGH URIC ACID IN BLOOD
The main reason is the presence of chemical compounds called “purines” which occur quite naturally in our bodies and the food we eat. Uric acid is a byproduct of the process that purines undergo in our systems in order to provide our bodies with our energy and our protein. So you can see that purines are essential for our existence.
Normally the acid that is produced is handled by your kidneys and flushed from your body via urine. So what’s the reason for high uric acid in blood then? Well, for a number of reasons, your kidneys may not be able to process the acid efficiently or quickly enough, so that excess levels can remain in your bloodstream and be circulated around your body.
When this happens, eventually the uric acid can become deposited in your joints and tissue around your joints in the form of crystals. These crystals are sharp, microscopic ‘needles’ that then cause the redness, swelling, inflammation and excruciating pain that are the hallmarks of the condition called gout.
MAINSTREAM TREATMENT TO REDUCE HIGH URIC ACID IN BLOOD AND RELIEVE PAIN
Gout is generally treated using drug-based medications such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids and colchicines to reduce inflammation and help relieve pain. Other drugs such as allopurinol can be used to help reduce high uric acid levels over time if taken on a regular long term basis.
The greatest drawback with these anti-inflammatory drugs is the nasty side effects that they can have such as nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, stomach ulcers, bleeding, diarrhea, etc. And drugs like allopurinol to lower acid levels are generally recommended to be taken every day in order to help prevent future attacks: which can work out very expensive over the years.
Which is why so many sufferers today are seeking natural remedies…
NATURAL REMEDIES FOR HIGH URIC ACID IN BLOOD
There are many natural remedies in use today all over the world. Here are just four…
1 – Drink lots of water. Drink 10 to 12 8oz glasses of water per day to help your kidneys and help flush excess uric acid out of your system.
2 – Eat lots of cherries and strawberries. Cherries have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Strawberries can help neutralize uric acid.
3 – Drink apple cider vinegar daily. But it has to be raw, un-distilled apple cider vinegar. It is believed that it can alter your blood pH and so reduce high uric acid levels. Just add 2 or 3 teaspoons in a glass of water and add some honey for taste. You can also use it topically: just add 1/2 cup to 3 cups of warm water and soak your foot. Reheat and repeat as necessary.
4 – Go on to a low purine diet. Since uric acid comes from purines you should avoid foods high in purines and replace with lower purine foods. High purine foods are things like red meat, offal, gravy, broth, some fish, shellfish, meat extracts, mushrooms, cauliflower, asparagus, etc. Lower purine foods are things like green leafy vegetables, fruit, low-fat dairy products, tuna, salmon, brown bread, cereals, pasta, rice, etc.
ARE NATURAL REMEDIES FOR HIGH URIC ACID IN BLOOD ALL THAT EFFECTIVE?
Some are more effective than others, but the ones above are important. But effective though these natural remedies are, they are only part of the answer. Gout can be pretty complicated and every individual is different. Other controlling issues such as your weight, any existing medical conditions, family history, general health issues, etc. need to be investigated by you.
The important thing here is to find a way to prevent your gout from returning time and again, because frequent gout attacks can leave you with damaged kidneys (e.g. stones) and permanently damaged joints.
Luckily though, there’s a uric acid gout report available online [see below] that thousands of ex-gout victims worldwide have successfully used to prevent their gout returning. It also contains a special 2 hour gout pain relief program.
And it uses fully-researched, totally natural methods. So that you benefit two ways: (1) you get rid of your excruciating pain very fast, and, (2) you prevent your gout returning, so that you reduce the risk of permanent damage.