12 Best Homoeopathic Medicines for Gout

12 Best Homoeopathic Medicines for Gout

What is Gout ?

Gout is a common form of inflammatory arthritis that is very painful,occurs suddenly &  usually affects one joint at a time (often the big toe joint)

Gout is a general term for a variety of conditions caused by a buildup of uric acid. For acute gout, symptoms last for 3 to 10 days, comes quickly from the buildup of uric acid crystals in  joint and between gout attacks there usually don’t have any symptoms.

Symptoms of Gout-

  • Sudden, severe attacks of pain- most severe within the first 4-12 hours after it begins.
  • Swelling of joints
  • Redness and Tenderness in the joints
  • Often the joint at the base of the big toe,but it can occur in any joint. Other commonly affected joints include the ankles, knees, elbows, wrists and fingers.

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Often waking up in the middle of the night with the sensation that the big toe is on fire.

acute gout pain

What are the causes of Gout ?

The increased level of Uric Acid triggers. The buildup of uric acid in  blood is from the breakdown of purines .

gout high purine foods

Normally, uric acid dissolves in your blood and passes through your kidneys into your urine.

But sometimes –

Either your body produces too much uric acid or

Your kidneys excrete too little uric acid.

When this happens, uric acid can build up, forming sharp, needlelike urate crystals in a joint or surrounding tissue that cause pain, inflammation and swelling.

gout picture

Such conditions are:

A kidney or thyroid problem, or

Certain conditions, such as blood and metabolism disorders or dehydration, make your body produce too much uric acid

An inherited disorder have parents, siblings, or other family members with gout

Middle-aged man or postmenopausal woman

Take medications such as diuretics and cyclosporine, aspirin ,blood pressure-lowering medications, such as beta-blockers and angiotensin II receptor blockers

Gout is associated with obesity, and significant weight loss can dramatically improve the management of gout.

Complications-

Chronic Gout– Untreated gout may cause deposits of urate crystals to form under the skin in nodules called Tophi .

gout tophi

Tophi can develop in several areas such as your fingers, hands, feet, elbows or Achilles tendons along the backs of your ankles.

gout tophi

Tophi usually aren’t painful, but they can become swollen and tender during gout attacks.

Kidney stones- Urate crystals may collect in the urinary tract of people with gout, causing kidney stones.

Food to be avoided in Gout-

Certain foods which are naturally High in Purines, which breaks down into uric acid like:

Red meats
Organ meats; e.g- liver
Certain seafood like Tuna, shellfish
Alcohol

Food to be avoided in Gout
Food to be avoided in Gout

 

Sugar-sweetened beverages and foods containing the sugar fructose even though they don’t contain purines.

gout arthritis infographic foods eat

Treatment of Gout

In Modern Medications  treatment protocols work in one of two ways;

Either by reliving pain and reducing inflammation, Commonly Used Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as Aspirin (Bufferin), Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), and Naproxen (Aleve)
Colchicine (Colcrys, Mitigare), Corticosteroid etc.

Or preventing future attacks by lowering uric acid levels. Commonly Used Xanthine oxidase inhibitors, such as Allopurinol (Lopurin, Zyloprim) and Febuxostat (Uloric) Probenecid.

Beside That, There is a wide Spectrum of Remedies in Homoeopaty which controls the Gout…Here is..

12 Best Homoeopathic Medicines For Gout :

1. COLCHICUM AUTUMNALE

Has specific power of relieving the gouty paroxysms though seems to be more beneficial in chronic affections. One of the best Homoeopathic Medicines For Gout.

Affects markedly the muscular tissues, periosteum, and synovial membranes of joint.

The parts are red, hot, swollen. Joints stiff and warm

Gout pain

shifting rheumatism.

Tearing pains in limbs during warm weather stinging during cold. ;Sensation as if Pins and needles in hands and wrists, fingertips numb ,Tingling in the finger nails ; Limbs feel lame, weak .

gout foot_with_acid_crystals

Inflammation of great toe, gout in heel, cannot bear to have it touched or moved. stubbing the toes hurts exceedingly. Odematous swelling and coldness of legs and feet.

gout in a foot
gout in a foot

 

Right plantar reflex abolished

All pains worse in the evening and at night and from touch; and warm weather.

Knees strike together, can hardly walk.

gout pain

There is always great prostration, internal coldness  and tendency to collapse.

weakness from gout

2. COLCHICINE

It is the alkaloids of COLCHICUM AUTUMNALE.

Very effective in Gout, one of the best homoeopathic medicines For gout , mainly the early stage

Gout associated with arthritis, deformities in early stages; rheumatism  with intense pain 

3X trituration is very efficient.

3. LEDUM PALUSTRE

This is another Best Homoeopathic Medicines For Gout.

The Charecteristics is

It begins in feet, and travels upward

upwordGouty pains especially in small joints

Joints Swollen, hot, pale.  Cracking in joints; worse, warmth of bed.

Lower parts-

Ball of great toe, Ankles 

Gouty nodosities. Ball of great toe swollen.

Gout Pain

Soles painful, can hardly step on them (Ant c; Lyc). Easy spraining of ankle.

gout pain

 

Upper parts-

Throbbing in right shoulder. Pressure in shoulder, worse motion.

Most peculiar is-

Ledum is the medicine of People who feels cold all the time, very chilly

But-

Pain better, from cold, putting feet in cold water. Worse, at night, and from heat of bed.

Gout pain relief by cold water

4. BENZOICUM ACIDUM

It produces and cures symptoms of excessive uric acid , with urine highly colored and very offensive, and gouty symptoms.

high coloured urine

Best Homoeopathic Medicines For Gout with asthmatic symptoms

asthma

Gouty deposits, nodes very painful;

Pain and swelling in Knees, Wrist, Tendo Achillis.

Tearing pain in great toe

gout pain

Pains suddenly change their locality.

Joints crack on motion.

5. Belladonna

Neuralgic pains that come and go suddenly

Heat, Redness, Throbbing and Burning in affected joints,worse on touch

gout picture

High Fever with no thirst with restlessness and delrium

6. LITHIUM CARBONICUM

LITHIUM CARBONICUM covers the pain of shoulder-joint, arm, and fingers and small joints generally.

gout finger

Swelling and tenderness of finger and toe joints; better, hot water

pain better on hot water

Pain in hollow of foot, extending to knee. Ankles pain when walking.

Nodular swellings in joints. Gout and tophi.

Paralytic stiffness all over. Whole body is sore.

Itching about joints.

7. GUAJACUM OFFICINALE

Very valuable in acute rheumatism. Chief action on fibrous tissue & one of the best homoeopathic medicines for Gout.

Gouty and rheumatic pain in head and face, extending to neck. Tearing pain in skull. Pains often end in a stitch, especially in head. Aching in nape. Stiff neck and sore shoulders.

Gouty tearing, with contractions. Immovable stiffness. Ankle pain extending up the leg, causing lameness.

Affected Joints swollen, painful, and intolerant of pressure; can bear no heat. Stinging pain in limbs. A feeling of heat in the affected limb .Contraction of limbs, stiffness and immobility. Feeling that he must stretch.

gout pain

Unclean odor from whole body.

8. Sabina

Sabina acts upon serous and fibrous membranes; hence it’s use in gout.

Affected Joints are Red, shining swelled. Gouty nodosities, Gout; worse, in heated room.

Pain affects in heels and metatarsal bones, anterior portion of thigh;

 It is best Homoeopathic Medicines For Gout when Pain from sacrum to the pubis.

low back pain

Better, in cool fresh air.

9. Urtica Urens

Very effective in acute gout, also a best Homoeopathic Medicines For Gout.

Pain in deltoid; ankles, wrists.

Rheumatism associated with urticaria-like eruptions

urticaria

10. CHININUM SULPHURICUM

Polyarticular gout.

Acute articular rheumatism.

Associated with chronic interstitial nephritis.

Nephritis

Bloody, Turbid, slimy, clay-colored, greasy sediment. Small amount of urea and phosphoric acid with excess of uric acid and abundance of chlorides. Excessive flow. Albuminuria

albuminuria

Accompanied by subnormal temperature.

11. AMMONIUM BENZOICUM

One of the best homoeopathic medicines for gout with albuminuria,

albuminuria

Gout, with deposits in joints.

Gout, with urinary incontinence mainly in the aged.

Second trituration is useful.

12. CAJUPUTUM

Best Homoeopathic Medicines For Gout when there is Retrocedent gout, an attack in which surface symptoms such as joint inflammation disappear suddenly, and are replaced by affections of the internal organs.

Neuralgic affections more prone than inflammatory.

Lower potency much effective.

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