10 Expert Tips on How to Fight Gout Attack

  • katma 17 Eki 2018
  • What is gout? This is basically joint inflammation in the ankle, wrist, elbow, knee, or (more often than not) in the big toe. It’s caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood, a condition called hyperuricemia. The intense pain it brings along can last for days, weeks, and even months on end! If left untreated, it can lead to joint deformities or even physical disability.

    Like any health problem, gout doesn’t discriminate. It can affect anyone, including famous actors, athletes, and writers. In fact, Benjamin Franklin missed a lot of the meetings that were held to draft the Declaration of Independence because of gout!

    What gout is 0:28
    Get rid of excess weight 0:55
    Check your family history 1:50
    It occurs differently in men and women 2:07
    Certain medications can trigger gout 2:40
    Certain health conditions can increase the risk of developing gout 3:09
    Change your diet 3:31
    Eat more foods that can help you manage gout attacks and pain 4:44
    Make use of natural remedies 6:52
    Be careful about exercising 8:03
    Some health warnings about using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs 8:57

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    - The body produces more insulin when people are overweight or obese. If you have high levels of insulin in your body, it slows down the elimination of the uric acid that causes gout.
    - Genetics also play a role here. If someone in your family has had gout, you do have a higher risk of getting it too.
    - Gout occurs differently in men and women. It’s the main cause of inflammatory arthritis for guys in their 30s and 40s, although men in their late 50s can also get it sometimes.
    - Medications like diuretics (or water pills), low-dose aspirin, immunosuppressants like cyclosporine and tacrolimus, as well as drugs containing salicylate have been found to trigger gout attacks.
    - Gout is historically known as the “disease of kings” or “the rich man’s disease” because it’s triggered by foods that only wealthy people could afford in the past: seafood and red meat.
    - Changing your diet doesn’t mean just cutting a bunch of bad foods out of it. Here are some products you should eat more of to prevent gout attacks.
    - When you’re under attack, doctors recommend staying in bed and putting ice on the affected area. You may lessen the pain by removing any clothes on the joint that’s flaring up.
    - Experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that adults should be physically active for at least 2½ hours per week.

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    BRIGHT SIDE  3 yıl önce +76

    Hey Bright Siders! Do you consider your diet generally healthy?

  • Tom dela cruz
    Tom dela cruz 2 yıl önce +9

    I still have got flare ups every now and then. I could relate that it's really helpful to lose some weight. Whenever I hit 65Kg, I more often get a swollen left foot til I lighten up at least 61Kg relatively based on my body mass index, I suppose. But yes, I think it's right to put managing your body weight at number 1 😊 thanks for this veey informative video 👍🏾

    BRIGHT SIDE  3 yıl önce +30


  • Syafiq
    Syafiq 2 yıl önce +369

    I am writing this while enduring my excruciating painful gout. The pain is no joke.

  • Topics and opinions
    Topics and opinions Yıl önce +24

    Really helpful for those who avoid doctors in all circumstances.

  • Edward Bliss
    Edward Bliss 2 yıl önce +6

    I beginning to learn there are varying degrees of pain for gout attacks. I had a gout attack last night in my right toe, which is about 4 or 5 (out of 10) but the last time it flared up there the pain was about a 7 or 8. I couldn't even walk. If I can get through this without Prednisone, I'll be happy

  • Freedom Time
    Freedom Time Yıl önce +3

    I'm having elbow bursitis for last few months. Only after watching this video I realized that it's because of my high uric acid. Thanks a lot guys. Now I can definitely handle it better.

  • Cj Absin

    I like how you explain it’s more easier for us to understand, thank you

  • Thizz2011
    Thizz2011 2 yıl önce +143

    Im only 32 and been having a few gout attack’s this year. The pain is no joke. I hate gout

  • The Jade Kid
    The Jade Kid 3 yıl önce +9

    Thank You so very much Bright Side. My grandmother was diagnosed with gout and your video has helped so much since I've watched it. Thank You so So so much this channel is highly appreciated☺️

  • Tina Nolan
    Tina Nolan Yıl önce +15

    My partner was in agony with gout every few weeks and was getting worse and worse. We tried everything. For the record he is not overweight. During the pandemic we have been taking 1000 mg of effervescent vitamin C with added zinc and a daily vitamin D. He has not had one episode since. No change in diet - it has to be this we have no doubt

  • L1011MD11
    L1011MD11 3 yıl önce +14

    My gout bigtime trigger are foods high in fructose such as honey, grapes, watermelon and orange juice. Also, meat internal organs like liver. I workout regularly with weight resistance and can prevent gout attacks big time. So as a gout sufferer I can't be a couch potato. My gout is genetics amd I am not even overweight.

  • Ann Burge
    Ann Burge Yıl önce +6

    First step is eliminate all sweet fruit.... or put the fruit through a juicer, compost the juice that has the toxic fructose and eat the fibrous bitter residue. This residue can be frozen in ice cube trays and added to salad dressings. Second step is eliminate vegetable oils high in omega 6 and eliminate processed foods. Instead eat whole foods. Third step: reduce lectins by avoiding high lectin foods or cooking them correctly. Fourthly: Have high vitamin D levels.

  • Faisal Javed
    Faisal Javed 2 yıl önce +128

    Watching this video during the Gout Pain 😣😣 it hurts alot 😭

  • Millennial Finance
    Millennial Finance 3 yıl önce +5

    Thank you bright side for all of the informative videos you post you were a huge part of my decision to make a TR-cam channel and I’ve already uploaded my second video!


    My gout was always in the big toe joint. It is extremely painful. Allopurinol was a life saver!

  • SMB
    SMB  +5

    A 5-7 day regimen of colchicine has provided relief from flare ups. Other times prevention is the key including drinking 8-10 glasses of water with lemon juice.

  • Y KY
    Y KY 3 yıl önce +16

    Thanks for this video!! It was quite helpful

  • Doug Taylor

    Who else feels it would be less painful to cut off you big toe, vs having the gout for a week?

  • Shadowbat
    Shadowbat 2 yıl önce +6

    "Indian giinseng" is more commonly labeled as Ashwagandha. You can find it at most vitamin stores as well as on Amazon.