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Gout is a specific type of the arthritis and is a result of uric acid disturbance in the human body. If there is more uric acid in the body than it should be, this condition occurs. Uric acid is accumulated between two bones, so called joints, instead of entering the kidneys. This results in joint inflammation. Inflammation is most often seen on the big toe, but it can also occur in the joints of the knees, feet, hands, wrists and elbows. The first signs of gout can come out of a sudden and usually during the night. The most usual signs of gout are inflammation of the connective tissue between the two bones, which can last shortly, swelling of the joints, and unpleasant sensation in the inflamed joints. Men are affected by this condition more than women. There are some elements that are responsible for gout development such as unhealthy eating habits, alcohol drinking, inactiveness, urinary conditions, kidney problems and high blood pressure.

There are different ways to treat gout and one of them is quite easy. You can simply try to change your eating habits by adding to your meals groceries that contain vitamin C, such as cherries, cherry juice and lemonade. Apples and safflower can be of help in gout treatment. If your toes are affected by gout, put your toes in water with one third of a cup of ginger and hold them in it for 30 minutes. It will help in removing the uric acid. You should also drink a lot of water. Eat a lot of fruit especially bananas, strawberries, citrus fruits, gooseberries and black cherries. Juice of French beans is also helpful. Use vegetables like tomatoes, green vegetables with vitamin C, and garlic.

You have to do exercises so that your joints don’t lose the capability of moving. They should be done each day two to three times.

Here is some advice on how to prevent gout. First of all, keep an eye on your body weight. If your organism is working properly, it means that the toxic substances are being expelled from your body regularly. If you notice that you are gaining weight, you should work out every day and eat healthy food with meals that include fresh fruits and vegetables. Stop smoking and don’t drink alcohol because cigarettes and alcohol contain toxins which may induce gout. Be physically active so that your joints are not in one position all the time. Finally, if you suspect gout contact your doctor as soon as possible and he will give you some medications in order to prevent the development of the condition.

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