Have you encounter any pain on your joints ? Some people would refer it as “arthritis”, but it could be gout. Gout is a common problem in old people, between 45-60 years of age, but some of us do not have the idea of what is gout or what are its causes and how do we prevent or get rid of it. To have an idea, let us first know what gout is.
Gout ,also known as the “podagra” is a painful form of arthritis where severe pain develops in the joints. This medical condition is usually characterized by recurrent attacks that are caused by uric acid in a person’s blood. When uric acid in our body builds up, it can form crystals and later on can caused arthritis or even Gout.
Now that we know a little background of what gout is, now the question arises that what can we do to get rid of it? Below are some of the things you can consider in order to get rid of it.
Obesity and over weight can result in Gout. Start eating healthy food and avoid food having high cholesterol level that later on can cause a high level of uric acid. Make a habit to exercise daily, such as jogging, swimming or even just a walk can help you lose weight .
Drink Enough Water to Hydrate
Drinking a lot of water helps our body to reduce the formation of crystals. Keep yourself hydrated all the time to avoid or lessen the risk of gout attacks. After eating or exercising, it is also advisable to drink a lot of water to hydrate our bodies and keep our cells function better.