These are 10 Quick and Easy Tips to Get Rid of Gout Pain Lifestyle – 1 hour ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Gout is a condition where sufferers experience symptoms of severe pain, swelling and burning in the joint area.

Generally, this disease can more easily attack men over 30 years of age. Meanwhile, in women, gout usually appears after menopause.

If gout recurs, the sufferer will experience excruciating pain in several parts of the body. Some of the most frequently attacked are the toes, ankles and knees.


So, if your gout recurs, there are several ways you can immediately reduce the pain, summarized from DetikHealth.

1. Drink lots of water

One sign that gout will soon recur is swelling and inflammation. You can reduce these symptoms by drinking more water.

High mineral consumption encourages the kidneys to excrete excess fluid thereby reducing swelling and joint pain. Apart from water, herbal tea and broth soup can also be used as alternative choices.

2. Supports Joints

This trick can reduce pressure and reduce pain. If your big toe is affected by a gout attack, try propping it up on a pillow or bench.

The method can also direct blood and fluid flow away from the joints and back toward the heart.

3. Use ice cubes

Compressing the joint with a piece of ice covered with a cloth or other cold object can help reduce gout inflammation. Do this for 20-30 minutes every day to help relieve pain.

4. Lemon Water

A study published in the BMJ Journal in 2015 proved that drinking juice from two lemons mixed with two liters of water every day can reduce pain due to uric acid inflammation and neutralize its levels. The same results were also found in another study from Science Direct in 2017 regarding the benefits of consuming a glass of fresh lemon water for six weeks in gout sufferers.

5. Cherry Juice

Cherry juice is rich in vitamin C which pushes uric acid out through urine. Moreover, its effects are mild compared to some medications available for gout attacks. Research published by the National Institute of Health in March 2020 said that in one observational case crossover study, consumption of cherries was associated with a reduced risk of recurrent gout attacks.

However, it should be noted that cherry juice has the potential to increase the risk of kidney stones. Therefore, people with kidney problems must be careful if they want to drink it.

6. Limit Alcohol

The purine content in beer or other alcoholic drinks is very high. Drinking more than two glasses per day increases a person’s risk of developing gout. So, avoiding it is the best way for gout sufferers.

7. Avoid high-purine foods

People often forget that fatty foods, especially meat, are also a source of purine, thereby increasing inflammation and joint pain. Offal, red meat, sardines and other seafood are examples of high-purine foods that should be limited.

8. Relax

Try to relax as much as possible because stress can worsen gout symptoms. Although not all sources of stress can be eliminated, the following tips can help:

  • Exercise if the pain does not limit movement

  • Meditation

  • Watch a movie or listen to music to distract yourself from the pain

  • Getting enough rest can also help a person reduce stress

9. Wear loose socks

Tight socks put serious pressure on the toes, increasing pain. Wear loose socks or cut off the toes completely to keep your feet warm without hurting them.

10. Coffee

Study Analysis of 152,634 subjects in 2019 in Japan reported that drinking a glass of coffee every day helped reduce uric acid levels and prevent the risk. However, this applies to pure coffee without added sugar or fatty milk. Because sweet dishes are one of the highest triggers for the development of gout.

If the quick relief from gout pain above does not provide significant results, immediately come to the nearest medical service to get appropriate treatment. For people with chronic gout, long-term treatment is needed to prevent symptoms from recurring, such as a special diet or taking anti-inflammatory drugs.

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