Homeopathic Treatment of Gout
When the joints start hurting and get swollen, turning red, it is an indication of Gout, or inflammatory arthritis. It is a result of high uric acid levels in the blood. There is a build-up of urate crystals in and around the joints. The increased uric acid levels are either due to too much production of uric acid in the body or decreased excretion of uric acid by the kidneys. Taking a purine-rich diet also raises the uric acid levels in blood. Uric acid is produced from the breakdown of purine. The major food products rich in purine are meat, fish, lentils, spinach, peas, cauliflower, beans and mushrooms. Alcohol consumption also raises uric acid levels by slowing down the elimination of uric acid. The Homeopathic mode of treatment provides a completely safe and very beneficial cure for Gout. The Homeopathic remedies, which are sourced from natural substances, bring down the uric acid levels and have no side-effects.
Symptoms of Gout
The major symptoms of Gout are redness, swelling, pain, heat and tenderness of the affected joint. In majority of cases, the big toe is affected by Gout. Other joints commonly involved in Gout are heels, knees, wrists and fingers. Prolonged high uric acid levels may result in formation of Tophi – hard nodes from monosodium urate crystal deposits around joints. High uric acid levels can also result in formation of stones in kidney.
Homeopathic Mode of Treatment in Gout
The Homeopathic mode is very effective for the treatment of acute as well as chronic Gout. The natural Homeopathic remedies help to reduce the high uric acid levels by working towards elimination and preventing accumulation. Alongside, the Homeopathic medicines provide relief from the symptoms. Even in cases where nodes have formed over the joint from prolonged elevated uric acid levels, Homeopathy offers great help. The natural remedies are also very beneficial when kidney stones get formed from high uric acid levels.
Top Homeopathic Medicines for Gout
Colchicum best Homeopathic medicine for Gout affecting great toe and heels
Natural Homeopathic remedy Colchicum is considered the top medicine for Gout of great toe (Podagra). Here, the great toe is markedly red, swollen, painful, hot and tender. Colchicum also gives excellent results to cure Gout that settles over the heels with excessive pain. So intense is the pain that it can even make a person scream and cry. Touch and movement worsen the pain in the toe and heel. The pain also gets aggravated at night.
Benzoic Acid best Homeopathic medicine for Gout affecting knees and wrist
In the Gout of knees and wrist, there is intense swelling over the affected joint, cracking on motion and unbearable pain. The pain can be of any character but tearing or stitching pains predominate. Night aggravation of symptoms may also be noted. Painful nodes and concretions along the joints from high uric acid is yet another indication for using Benzoic Acid. There is a characteristic symptom that is unique in indicating the use of Benzoic Acid for Gout treatment: dark urine of highly offensive and repulsive odour.
Ledum Pal top Homeopathic medicine for Gout affecting fingers and ankles
Ledum Pal is among the best Homeopathic medicines for high uric acid levels leading to Gout of finger joints or ankles. The affected joint is painful, hot, swollen and red. Cracking in joints may also be present. The pains can be throbbing or stitching in nature. A peculiar symptom is the worsening of pain from warmth and relief from applying cold water. Gouty nodosities may also be felt in joints. A well-marked indication for choosing Ledum Pal is ascending pain. Here, the joints in the feet are affected, followed by upward involvement of joints.
Urtica Urens top Homeopathic medicine for Acute Gout with high uric acid levels
Urtica Urens is the best natural Homeopathic remedy for Acute Gout with high uric acid levels. Urtica Urens has a brilliant power to not only lower the uric acid levels, but also resolve the related symptoms. It also shortens the attack of Gout in a very effective and safe manner. Urtica Urens promotes the elimination of uric acid. The uric acid starts to pass in urine and thereby brings relief from Acute Gout symptoms. Apart from this, Urtica Urens is also the top Homeopathic medicine that works as an antidote for the effects of shell fish. Another prominent indication for using Urtica Urens is Gout associated with urticaria.
Top 2 Homeopathic medicines for Gout with nodes (Tophi) formation
Lithium Carb and Benzoic Acid are the best natural Homeopathic medicines for elevated uric acid levels with gouty node formation around the joints. Here, Lithium Carb is more suited to nodes over small joints, while Benzoic Acid is most effective for gouty nodes around the large joints. The indicating features for the use of Benzoic Acid are hard, painful nodes over large joints, mainly the knee, stitching/tearing pains in joints, and cracking in joints on motion. The pain may get worse at night. Highly offensive urine may also appear with these joint symptoms. The symptoms for selecting Lithium Carb are tophi/nodes over small joints, mainly toes and fingers; and swelling, pain and tenderness over the affected joint. Relief of joint pain from warm applications is a peculiar symptom for using Lithium Carb.
Top 2 Homeopathic medicines for high uric acid levels with stone formation in kidneys
Berberis Vulgaris and Lycopodium are the best natural Homeopathic medicines for high uric acid levels where stones form in kidneys. Berberis Vulgaris is the best Homeopathic remedy when stones form in the left kidney. Lycopodium is the best Homeopathic cure for stones forming in the right kidney. The patient also experiences joint pains, swelling and tenderness. These Homeopathic medicines help to lower uric acid levels, dissolve the stones as well as bring relief from joint symptoms.