Ask most people "what causes gout?" and they will tell you that booze does.
WRONG, booze will aggravate the problem but it is not the cause of gout. An excess of uric acid in our bodies is the root of this problem.
The first things to blame here are the kidneys, if they are not doing their job properly by eliminating uric acid.
And then You Mr Gout Sufferer are the next to blame by taking in too many foods rich in purines
We have set out that gout is caused by a defect in the body's ability to metabolize uric acid, but in answer to the question What Causes Gout, we need to know what triggers these agonizingly painful incidents.
What causes gout is the first frequently asked question and the second is why the big toe?
It is not really known, but the theory is that because uric acid is more likely to crystallize at lower temperatures, this may just explain why roughly 90% of gout attacks affect cooler extremities like the big toe.
Purines are metabolized to uric acid in the body and eventually the uric acid forms needle-like crystals that behave like needles and start jabbing the joint leading to acute bouts of gout.
Foods to avoid include the following:
And as the last word, try munching on celery stalks or take 2 to 4 celery seed extract daily.
Celery not only helps maintain healthy blood pressure due to its good source of potassium, but it also helps the kidneys to function efficiently and thereby hasten the excretion of wastes.
And then it also contains a natural anti-inflammatory which can help to alleviate the painful symptoms of gout.
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