Gout Interview with Dr. Scott Saunders
Common Gout Questions:
What exactly is gout?
Who is at risk of getting gout?
Can non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs treat my gout?
Does the Gout Remedy Report really work?
Why are natural remedies better than traditional remedies?
Dr. Steve Rohde from Ann Arbor, MI
Hi, I read this report last week during a gout episode.
The Colchicine, Celebrex, Probenicid, and Allopurinol weren't doing much and they definately are not a cure for gout.
I started your gout natural remedy on Tuesday PM and by Wednesday my gout symptoms and pain were gone! You really have discovered a natural gout treatment solution.
Incredible! I plan to continue with your gout remedy system.
Traditional Gout Treatment Options
When gout sufferers see their doctor for relief from acute symptoms, doctors typically prescribe one of three types of medications or a combination thereof.
Traditional medical treatments include:
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
- NSAIDs are taken orally to provide relief from the inflammation and associated gout pain.
- Regretfully, NSAIDs have no effect on the amount of uric acid in the body - which is the cause of gout pain and symptoms.
- Many of these medications can have significant side effects including bleeding, stomach pain, and ulcers.
- NSAIDs include over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.) and naproxen (Aleve), as well as more powerful prescription NSAIDs such as indomethacin (Indocin).
- Most NSAIDs have a "top limit" effect. In other words, NSAIDs can only manage a certain amount of pain - beyond that top level, no matter of additional dosage will have any positive effect on the pain.
- Taken orally or injected into the affected area by your doctor, corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory hormones.
- Among the most common side effects of corticosteroids are a decreased ability of the body to battle infections and heal open wounds.
- Corticosteroids can also lead to thinning of the bones. For this reason, injected corticosteroids are not recommended as an ongoing pain management technique for gout sufferers.
- Colchicine may be prescribed by doctors for people who cannot tolerate NSAIDs.
- Side effects include abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
- More serious side effects can include bone marrow problems and muscle inflamation.
- Colchicine is typically not recommended for people with kidney or liver disease, inflamatory bowel disease or people with a low white blood cell count.
Avoid taking aspirin for gout pain as it may abruptly change uric acid levels in the blood which could make your symptoms worse.
As you can quickly see, traditional medical approaches carry numerous risks.
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