Mr Prabhakar- woke up one night with excruciating pain,redness and swelling in his left big toe. Wondering if he had injured himself or had gotten bitten by some in-sect while he was asleep, he rushed to his doctor, who diagnosed him with gout, a disease arising from increased uric acid in the body. Urate crystals form and deposit in body tissues causing joint inflammation or destruction, decreased kidney function and kidney stones. The big toe is affected in approximately 75 per cent of the first attacks, though other joints may also be involved.
Having tried various medications, he visited Dr. Batras'. A detailed case history revealed that his problem was triggered by his sedentary lifestyle, diet and alcoholism. Based on his symptoms and personality he was prescribed Ledum Pal and a customised diet chart was chalked out by our inhouse nutritionist to help him keep his uric acid levels under check. Under homeopathic treatment his pain and swelling subsided: and now he doesn't even remember the last time he went through all the agony.
Homeopathy reduces the suffering and helps to prevent future episodes without side effects. In fact, it is now common knowledge that modern medicine has borrowed the use of colchicum in the treatment of gout from homeopathy Since nearly 200 years. a homeopathic remedy made from the extract of a plant Colchicum Autumnale that contains colchicum as its active ingredient, is being used to treat gout. Formica Raft a homeopathic medicine, is said to have successfully treated 250,000 people of gout.
Drink plenty of water. Reduce your weight if over-weight. Keep the affected foot bare as clothing tends to aggravate the pain and discomfort. Red meat organ meats such as liver and kidney shellfish, certain kinds of preserved fish, and dairy or poultry products are best avoided as they can increase the uric acid levels. You should cut down your intake of alcohol, yeast, asparagus mushrooms, green leafy vegetables pulses cauliflower and green peas. Dietary care along with homeopathic treatment can help gout patients lead normal lives.
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