Kombucha & Gout
What Is Gout?
Gout is a condition caused by excess build up of uric acid, which results in the collection of urate crystals in the tissues. Gout and Arthritis and are the accumulation of toxins in the body. Blood surrounds the crystals and causes inflammation and pain of the joints otherwise known as Arthritis. Gout has been effecting people throughout history, diagnosed over 2,000 years ago, Gout is considered one of our longest-known diseases. Gout was considered the “Disease of Kings” because it was thought to
be a result of overindulgence of fatty foods and alcohol.
Recent scientific studies show that while such overindulgence can definitely heighten the risk of gout anybody can be affected by the pain of gout.
Gout is a form of arthritis that often sneaks up in the middle of the night, suddenly attacking your joints with a deep, persistent pain. Gout most often results when needle-like crystals of uric acid form in the body’s connective tissue in the spaces between two bones (in the joints) causing uric acid crystals to inflame the surrounding area and lead to inflammatory arthritis. This inflammatory arthritis is responsible for pain, heat, redness, stiffness, and swelling commonly associated with gout.
The synovium is a thin layer of tissue only a few cells thick which lines the joints and tendon sheaths. The synovium acts to control the environment within the joint and tendon sheath. It does this in two ways: first, it acts as a membrane to determine what can pass into the joint space and what stays outside; second, the cells within the synovium produce substances that lubricate the joint.The synovium inside joints can become irritated and thickened in conditions such as gout, this is called synovitis.
What are the Symptoms of Gout?
The biggest symptom of gout is extreme pain, swelling, throbbing and heat in the joint of your big toe.
Other symptoms of gout include:
*Multiple attacks of acute arthritis
*Arthritis attacks that develop over the course of an extremely quick time
12-24 hours with inflamed, painful, red, and hot joints.
*Arthritis attack that affects only one joint
most often affecting the toe, ankle, or knee.
The first attack of gout most often affects the joints of the big toe. Gout is thought to affect the big toe of 75% of all patients during the course of the disease. Your doctor can test for the presence of uric acid crystals in your joint fluid by taking a sample of the fluid in the affected joint .
Most commonly doctors recognize the unique symptoms to diagnose that you do indeed have gout without testing. The affects of gout can be found in other joints such as the elbows, fingers, heels, instep, and wrists. If you experience any of the these signs or symptoms, it is very possible that you are suffering from gout.
Your doctor will probably put you on some expensive pills that dose who knows what to the rest of your body.Daily Kombucha users with symptoms of gout have had great success. The great thing about kombucha is that it breaks down the uric acid and flushes it out of your system, unlike the medication that relives the inflammation temporarily.
Who Gets Gout?
The most typical victim of gout is male, over 35, and at least somewhat overweight, but anyone can get gout. Men tend to have higher levels of uric acid in their bodies to begin with, gout affects more men than women. However, after menopause, a woman’s uric acid level actually rises to be comparable to a man’s level.
Age seems to play a role in the onset of gout.
Men typically develop gout between the ages of 30 and 50. Women, on the other hand, rarely develop symptoms until they are 50 and older. And very few cases of gout have been diagnosed in children and young adults.
Gout affects nearly 1% of the world’s population and is responsible
for nearly 5% of all arthritis sufferers.
1 out of every 4 people with gout have a family history of gout.
Genetics is not currently fully understood, researchers are hopeful that such information will greatly impact the early diagnosis and prevention of gout in the future.
How Kombucha can Help With Gout
Studies indicate conclusively that Kombucha Tea stops the build-up of uric acid into crystals of urate.
Kombucha turns uric acid into a water soluble solution which is flushed out the system through the urinary tract, these toxins are dissolved and excreted by the kidneys by virtue of the fact that they couple with glucuronic acid to form soluble glucuronides or paired glucuronic acid.
Kombucha tea has also been known to help eliminate stones in kidneys and gall.
If you suffer from gout you know how expensive the medicine is to treat it!!!
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