|Gout is a painful disease that is caused by deposits of uric acid crystals in the bloodstream, ending up in the joints of the body. It is characterized by pain, swelling, redness, and heat/inflammation as well as stiffness in a joint or joints. Gout is also a form of arthritis, or inflammation of the joints, and is most common in men. Drinking lots of alcohol and eating rich foods are a cause to the disease.Gout begins with an attack, usually in the middle of the night, with extreme swelling and throbbing in the joints, and most commonly in the big toe. Gout is in fact a recurring disease. People who have gout may have a few very painful attacks in one or two joints, usually the big toe, foot, ankle, or knee joints. The attack can last a few days or as long as several weeks, and then the symptoms can totally disappear, not to return for months or years. If left untreated, it can lead to more serious forms of arthritis.Water is one of the best home remedies for gout. Since water can serve as a joint lubricant, someone with gout should be drinking plenty of fluids.|
Water will help dilute uric acid, but the real benefit is in its ability to help excrete the acid. Water makes it easier for the kidneys to excrete uric acid and makes it less likely that it will form crystals. Dehydration can also lead to kidney infections, stones and even failure. All this can create that excess uric acid that causes gout in the first place. People on high protein diets are actually consuming more meat, which means they are at risk for consuming uric acid found in their food source. Drinking more water can flush the body of these harmful toxins.
Drinking purified water to treat gout is more beneficial than tap water as it is pure and absorbed quicker into the blood stream. Please call Eagle Water to learn more about purified water. Head office 1-800-363-6365 or for Ontario residents 1-866-427-7757.