Here’s good news for people with gout: The pain you experience can be treated. Conventional physicians would usually recommend drugs such as corticosteroids, colchicine, zyloprim, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for gout pain relief. Unfortunately, these drugs have harmful side effects.
NSAIDs in particular are one of the worst offenders when it comes to your health. When you take these drugs, you increase your risk of kidney and/or liver failure, gastrointestinal upsets such as vomiting and diarrhea, dizziness, headaches, drowsiness, ulcers, and shortness of breath.
You are also in jeopardy for fatal stomach and intestinal reactions, heart attack and stroke.
If you want effective treatments for gout pain minus the health risks, look no further than these potent anti-inflammatories:
• Cayenne cream: Also called capsaicin cream, this works by reducing substance P in your body, a chemical usually seen in the nerve cells that sends pain signals to your brain.
Capsaicin is a compound in chili peppers that’s responsible for their heat. Research has shown that eating spicy food can be beneficial for you, and capsaicin is responsible for this effect.
Capsaicin benefits gout patients because of its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.
It is also useful for people who want to lose weight because of its ability to lower calorie intake and blood fat levels, reduce fat tissue and combat fat build-up. What’s more, cancer cell growth is greatly inhibited by capsaicin.
Boswellia: An herb also known as boswellin or “Indian frankincense,” boswellia is convenient for gout patients because it has anti-inflammatory components that are able to lessen pain brought about by the disease. Continuous use of boswellia can assist in sustaining stable blood flow to the joints, allowing the joint tissues to improve their flexibility and strength.
Krill oil: An animal-based fat that comes from shrimp-like animals living in Antarctic waters, krill oil contains EPA and DHA omega-3 fats that have anti-inflammatory properties, diminishing joint inflammation and enhancing joint lubrication.
Bromelain: Found in the stem and juice of pineapple,1 bromelain is a proleotic enzyme with anti-inflammatory properties.2 Eat fresh pineapple or take a bromelain supplement if you want to reap its benefits.
Cetyl myristoleate oil (CMO): This oil found in dairy butter, fish and animal fat sources like beef and sheep tallow, and chicken fat3 serves as an anti-inflammatory and a joint lubricant, acting on your joints to make them feel less pain.
Evening primrose, black currant and borage oil: These essential oils all contain an important fatty acid called gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) that can provide pain relief for arthritis.
Ginger: This root crop not only boosts your immune system, but it has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties too. Eat it fresh or seep it into tea.
Astaxanthin: A type of naturally occurring pigment called a carotenoid, astaxanthin has anti-inflammatory effects that can relieve joint pain. It works by reducing the amount of pro-inflammatory compounds in your body. Astaxanthin also supports recovery from intense workouts by lowering lactic acid, which is an undesirable byproduct of exercise in your body.
Apart from these natural remedies, you can address pain caused by inflammation from gout or other types of arthritis by trying K-Laser Class 4 therapy. This procedure triggers red blood cell flow in the area/s most affected. The result is less pain and inflammation and enriched healing for hard and soft tissues in your muscles, ligaments, or even bones.