Gout is a complex and common type of arthritis. It mostly affected the joint of the big toe. It is an extremely painful type of arthritis marked with sudden attacks of stiffness, tenderness, pain, and swelling in the joints. The depositions of uric acid complicate the joints. Here we will discuss the concept of Ayurvedic treatment of gout so that you can get rid of the problem permanently.
The basic line of treatment for this problem with western medicines is very much limited. There are two points, which are commonly taken as a line of treatment-
But none of these two have anything to do with the treatment of the condition. This is merely the management of the condition. The basic points about actual treatment are missed mostly, which are-
These two things are basically the core of the Ayurvedic treatment of gout. Here we will discuss these two things in detail.
The attack of gout can come suddenly and quickly. The symptoms may go and return over time.
Here are a few facts about goutty arthritis.
Sign and symptoms of gout occur suddenly and mostly at night. The sign and symptoms include:
Gout progresses through various stages and different symptoms.
There are certain stages of gout. The treatment is based on the stage of gout, therefore it is important to understand a bit of the problem.
Gout results due to excess of uric acid in the bloodstream, i.e. hyperuricemia. And there are number of causes behind the problem because of these reasons, the body starts producing the uric acid in excess. And because of these following factors the chances of increased levels of uric acid are high.
Gout occurs because of this three steps process.
Therefore symptoms of gout are our body’s response to the formation and deposition of the uric acid crystals in the joint.
As the disease progresses the crystals of uric acid can also form under our skin and can occur in an internal organ such as the kidney leading to permanent damage.
The same process we discussed above needs to be reversed for the complete cure of the problem of gout.
There are many diseases with joint pain detailed in Ayurveda. One or two analogs with gout. This analogy is according to the signs and symptoms of the disease. But not much perfect when we talk about the pathological process of the disease.
Gout is most loosely related to “Vata Rakta”. Because the condition of Vata Rakta talks about joint pain which starts from the fingers and toes, firstly. And secondly, the pain in the joint is the main symptom. But when we look at the pathology, gout has nothing to do with blood vessels and blood supply, which is the main point of Vata Rakta.
This loose analogy doesn’t work much either in the treatment.
The main problem in gout is, three ways –
So the main thing we need to look for is the disease with impaired metabolism, where body produces a lot of toxins. And these toxins start depositing in joints.
Here we need to know about two things in better detail- metabolism, and production of certain toxins. This will help us to dig the concept of gout in a better way.
Ayurveda elaborates the concept of metabolism in terms of Agni. Agni is a firey concept of the body. This helps in the disintegration of the food particles. The food is broken down to the level that it can be assimilated properly.
Agni is a simple expression of the metabolic process, what we know about the human body.
When this Agni is on the lower side, it means that the body is not able to metabolize the foods properly. The same process causes a lot of by-products in the meantime.
This is the same as a malfunctioning engine. Which yields lesser energy and too much of “carbon-waste”.
When this “carbon-waste” increases too much and the same waste deposits in the parts which bring the movement for the machine. What can we expect?
A complete cessation of movement!
Something similar occurs in the case of gout. When low Agni is leading to the overproduction of the uric acid and kidneys cannot flush it. The same uric acid starts depositing in the extremities. Wherever it finds, favorable conditions.
These excess of toxins are – “Aama” result of the low metabolic capacities.
Severe pain and long-term damage from gout affect mobility, sleep, daily life, and mood. This is why it is very important to get started with proper treatment. Ayurveda therapies and medicines provide an effective treatment for gout and enhance the quality of life. The treatments are holistic, natural, time tested and completely safe. The best thing is, Ayurveda treatment works on the root cause therefore every result helps you for the complete cure of the problem.
Ayurvedic treatment, therefore, works on the above two points, discussed above.
Bringing back the pace of the metabolic process, so that we can change the working of the body, back to normal. And the main aim of the process is to achieve two of these following-
Allopathy has some drugs which can lower down the uric acid, chemically. But these never check with the production of the uric acid. Until unless we won’t address the problem of production of the excessive amounts of uric acid we cannot solve the problem from the root.
Bringing back the firey-Agni at work helps in making things better. So the first line of treatment is to ensure that your body can digest the proteins in a better way. Better metabolism of the proteins ensures- lesser by-products. This means lesser uric acid.
Certainly, the best idea of treatment is to make sure things won’t complicate further. Once we can check the overproduction of uric acid, we achieve 50%. And next 50% is all about lowering down the levels of uric acid naturally.
Ayurveda has a strong idea of the purification of the system. This purification is not about some atypical procedures like- Vamana and Virechana always. Medicines also do the magic of purification.
In cases like gout where we need to flush out excess uric acid, the main thing is to “help the system”. Generally we all think that we can make the body to do so. But there are the least possibilities for such activities.
The body has its own capacities. The body is fully equipped with a system to flush the byproducts. Here we need to help the body in the right direction.
Treatment of the problem of gout is done on these bases at Sukhayu Ayurved.
When we look for online treatment, we look for products that can say “cure of gout” or “natural supplement for gout“. But this is never an idea of Ayurveda.
With allopathy, this can be an approach- to use a pill and chill.
But when it comes to Ayurveda treatment, we need to underline the root cause of the problem-
When we have answers for these questions only then treatment can be planned for a patient of gout.
For treatment with us, you need to come in person to consult Vaidya Pardeep Sharma for this condition. After your physical assessment and after understanding your Prakriti (bio-constitution), we recommend medicines to you.
You just need to visit once, for the simple conditions and don’t need to admit with us.
But in complicated cases where gout is either critical or chronic, a patient might need to admit in the hospital for a particular duration.
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Everybody has certain questions about the disease. Here are the FAQs asked by many of our patients about gout. Here are the answers to all these by our senior Vaidya, Vaidya Pardeep Sharma.
The best treatment brings your nature back. It removes restrictions. If you are not eating something and are healthy, it means you are not done with the disease.
The best treatment in case of gout is- when your body stops producing the excessive uric acid and you have healthy joints.
Gout is a complicated condition with metabolism. But with the right approach and proper Ayurvedic treatment gout can be fully cured.
Yes, Ayurveda can work on this type of complicated development too. Ayurveda works better with the chronicity of the disease. Because Ayurveda reestablishes the natural working of the body. Therefore even you are suffering from complications of the gout Ayurveda is a better answer to your problems.
Your pain relief starts as soon as you start with the medicines. But frankly, it depends on the selection of right medicine by your physician. There are many Ayurvedic medicines that relieve the pain of gout immediately.