Gouty Arthritis – symptoms, causes, and treatment

Gouty arthritis is caused due to a higher amount of uric acid in the blood. It is a waste material that gets excreted in normal subjects. But when uric acid is in excess, it gets accumulated in the blood. Uric acid is a metabolic waste that is natural and excreted by kidneys. When the body produces an excess of this metabolite, or the body may be producing it in a normal amount, but there are issues in excreting it through the kidneys, resulting in a higher amount of uric acid. The excess uric acid in the blood gets deposited in joints and causes inflammation. When cells get inflammation, they cause swelling which results in pain.

Uric acid can build up, forming sharp, needle-like urate crystals in a joint or surrounding tissue that accumulates over a period causing intense pain, inflammation, and swelling. Gouty arthritis affects joints of knuckles (Finger joints) especially the big toe to start with. Common symptoms are pain and inflammation of joints but can cause redness of the affected joints restricting their movement.

When purines, which are naturally found in our body, or when purine-rich foods are consumed, uric acid, one of the metabolites is produced. Therefore, it is a natural process of metabolism. Only when uric acid overshoots its excretion from the system, does it accumulates. Hence, it is advised to avoid purine-rich food like red meat, organ meats – such as liver, kinds of seafood, alcoholic beverages, especially beer, and drinks sweetened with fruit sugar (fructose). Diet, weight, certain medicines, family history of gout, age, gender, medical condition, recent surgery or trauma, etc are a few risk factors for gouty arthritis. If not diagnosed and treated early, gout can develop more-severe conditions, like recurrent gout, advanced gout, or kidney stones.

Ayurvedic treatment for gout aims to eliminate uric acid and reduce inflammation and attacks of gout. The treatment comprises herbal medicines that help the body eliminate uric acid and herbs and therapies aimed at reducing inflammation.

The Ayurvedic therapies that are effective in controlling inflammation are:

Dhanyamladhara (pouring medicated oil over the inflamed joint),

Podi kizhi(herbal powder massage),

Ela kizhi(Herbal leaves massage), and

Tailadhara (pouring medicated oil) after the inflammation is relieved

Navara/Njavara kizhi(Medicated rice massage) at the affected area,

Ksheeravasthi (Medicated milk enema) towards the end of the therapy is very effective in protecting the joints affected by Gouty arthritis.

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