There are a number of treatment options available for gout, but it is important to know all the options you have available.
Before speaking to your doctor, it is highly recommended that you research all available treatment options. This page attempts to explain the options you have available, providing you with the advantages and disadvantages. At the end of the article, we explore the newer, lifestyle based alternatives compared to traditional medication.
Medication to reduce uric acid levels
There are several prescription drugs available which limit the production of uric acid in the body. These drugs are scientifically known as xanthine oxidase inhibitors, commonly urate-lowering therapy. They reduce the concentration of uric acid in the blood and the overall risk of suffering gout.
It is important to know that, like all drugs, there are unintended side effects from using urate-lowering therapy medication. This class of drugs can have strong side effects, such as diarrhea, rashes, headaches, indigestion, and reduced liver function.
Medication to remove uric acid
There are also prescription drugs available which help the kidneys excrete uric acid from the body. These drugs can be effective at decreasing uric acid levels in the blood stream, however they significantly increase your risk of developing kidney stones. You are also required to undergo constant monitoring by your physician.
As you can see above, there are different medications available to treat gout. The problem with traditional medication is that there are likely to be side effects and you have to constantly take the medication. There are no drugs to permanently treat gout, so you will have the cost of constant drug prescriptions and doctor visits.
So what are my alternatives? Are there any natural treatments for gout?
The answer is, yes! If you want to learn more, read on!
The Gout Code™: The all-natural guide for permanent gout removal
This is the most concise guide on how to restore your body to its natural, well-functioning state. It works by restoring the process for the removal of crystalline build-up in joints and slowing down the production of uric acid in the body.
Without very little effort from your part, The Gout Code™ will guide you step-by-step on how to cure gout efficiently and quickly. For more details on The Gout Code™, check out the following free video presentation.