• Gout Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • 1 I have a family history of Gout though I haven't yet developed any symptoms. What can I do to prevent it from occurring?

    In case of hereditary factors, Gout may not be entirely preventable. However, certain measures like losing weight, correcting food habits, avoiding alcohol and taking correct and timely medication can definitely help.

  • 2 I already have Gout. What other supportive measures can I follow to ease my condition?

    • Drink plenty water around 1.5-2.5 liters per day.
    • Do exercises that are recommended by your physiotherapist.
    • Apply ice pack, when the pain is unbearable.

    For a more details, click on Do's and Dont's

  • 3 Is there any diet that I need to follow in Gout?

    Avoid purine-rich foods like anchovies, asparagus, beef kidneys, brains, dried beans and peas, game meat, gravy, herring, liver, mackerel, mushrooms, sardines, scallops, sweetbreads, etc.

    For a more details, click on Diet and Nutrition

  • 4 I have been taking Conventional medicines for Gout since quite a few years. Do I need to discontinue these medicines if I start Homeopathic Treatment?

    Homeopathic medicines start acting on the body immediately on starting the treatment. But since you have been taking Conventional medicines for a long time now, it is not advisable to stop them right away.

    On discontinuing Conventional medicines suddenly, it is possible that the disease my return with a higher intensity.

    Under the guidance of your homeopathic physician, you may taper the Conventional doses even as your homeopathic treatment continues. Eventually, you can discontinue your Conventional medicines.

  • 5 What happens if I stop Homeopathic treatment?

    To get the best results and to make sure the disease does not relapse, Homeopathic treatment should be undertaken for its required course advised by your doctor.

    However, under circumstances where Homeopathy may have to be discontinued, do not worry of any unwanted withdrawal effects. The recurrences of Gout will depend on the stage of disease as well as duration of course of treatment.

  • 6 How will Homeopathy help me in Gout?

    Homeopathy works on the individual in the most natural way. By acting upon all the aspects, which is mind, body and spirit, it restores the life force of the body.

    Perfectly chosen homeopathic medicines can help to reduce the uric acid levels in the blood, diminish the crystal deposits and also preventing recurrences. To get Homeopathic treatment from our expert doctors, click on Homeopathic Treatment

  • 7 Is there any medicine that I may not need for a lifetime and without any side effects?

    Yes, definitely. There is a much better way to deal with Gout than the conventional medicines. Homeopathy is a system of medicine which treats the disease in the gentlest way and it makes sure that the immunity of the patient is strengthened in a way that the disease cannot recur again.

  • 8 Can surgery help me if I have Gout?

    No. There is no surgery available for Gout.

  • 9 Will I have to take medicines for the rest of my life?

    It depends upon the severity and the stage of Gout. In acute attacks, medicines are taken only for that period, which can be stopped. But according to the Conventional point of view, in some severe cases, medicines do need to be taken for a life time as the effects of these drugs are only short-termed.

    Additionally, medicines taken during acute attacks of Gout do not necessarily prevent you from further attacks.

  • 10 What are the chances of Gout returning in case I stop Conventional medicines?

    Yes, there are very high chances of Gout returning back on discontinuation of Conventional medicines, because they treat the disease only symptomatically.

  • 11 Can Gout be treated by Conventional medicines?

    Gout is mostly treated by conventional practitioners by medicines called uricosuric drugs that cause the elimination of uric acid from the body through urine.

    Additionally, they may prescribe painkillers for the pain and steroids in severe cases. Such a conventional treatment is mainly symptomatic and temporary so there is a possibility that the disease may express again.

    Moreover, they have disagreeable side effects that can precipitate another added condition/symptoms altogether.

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