Gout, once known as the "disease of kings and king of diseases," is among the most prevalent etiologies of chronic inflammatory arthritis in the United States. According to The Journal of the American Medical Association (Jama network) there are 9.3 million people in United State that suffer from Gout. Gout is a common form of inflammatory arthritis that is very painful. It is formed due to having too much uric acid in the body.
When there is too much uric acid in the body, uric acid crystals build up in joints, fluids, and tissues within the body. Gout usually affects joints throughout the body and typically starts with one joint at a time (often the big toe joint is the first joint). If you are suffering from gout you know that gout goes through periods of flares (Gouty attack). If you have gouty attack once in a while then there will not be an issue other than pain, but having gout multiple times can lead to gouty arthritis, a form of arthritis which gets progressively worse and leads to joint destruction.
There is no cure for gout, but gout effectively treated and managed with medication, self-management strategies and life style modifications. Dr. Nooristani highly recommends the dietary supplement Balance7. Balance7 is concentrated Alkaline with a pH of 11 plus. Dr. Nooristani directs his patients to take one ounce three times a day. Not only does Balance7 eliminates the acid in your body but also helps with bone support, cognitive memory, energy, digestions, sleep, joint pain and so much more. If a highly acidic body is left untreated it leads to sever complications and other diseases.
Gout leads to severe Arthritis and other complications
Since the signs and symptoms of the gout resemble other arthritic diseases, you must see your health care provider so they could properly diagnose gout. Diagnoses of gout requires physical exam, blood work and sometimes x-rays. The sooner you see your healthcare provider the better chances you will have in preventing long term damages to your joints.
Gout and Arthritis is a sign of a highly acidic body. People with highly acidic bodies are at a higher risk of developing kidney stones, cancer, immune disorder, because they have a higher level of uric acid being excreted by the kidneys as well as acidic urine making formation of uric stones more common.
Lets start with pain: Pain is managed with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen, or acetaminophen and the anti-inflammatory drug like colchicine. If these drugs don’t work oral or injected corticosteroids should relieve the pain.
Diet plays a big role in flares and ongoing damage. Limit foods that has purines (red meat, cauliflower, spinach, and mushrooms, Some fish, seafood and shellfish, including anchovies, sardines, herring, mussels, codfish, scallops, trout and haddock) to name a few.
For people with frequent flares or chronic gout, there are drugs that could reduce the uric acid level either by excreting more often from the body or stopping it from formation to begin with. Your healthcare provider may recommend different types of drugs or dietary supplement Balance7 depending on your symptoms, level of uric acid and if you are taking other medication that could interfere with the gout medications.
Bottom line, if you are suffering from gout and it is affecting your daily living including work and leisure activities take a proactive approach including dietary restriction, weight loss, low impact exercises and seeking help from your healthcare provider to get more information and to start a robust program to address every aspect of your gout.
About Dr. Nooristani
Dr. Nooristani is the Ceo of Balance7 and is a California State licensed and board-certified internal medicine physician and business mogul who has dedicated his life to helping others. He has 15 years of extensive experience working as a hospitalist, and he’s involved with various other organizations and healthcare facilities, such as assisted living facilities, nursing homes, fitness and wellness programs, and hospices.