Here, you'll discover a simple uric acid cure using bicarbonate of soda. When suffering from gout many people first thoughts are drug-based treatments. But something as simple as a bicarbonate of soda drink can eliminate the pain and symptoms of gout pretty quickly. More and more sufferers are turning to natural treatments to eliminate their gout symptoms.
The benefits of using bicarbonate of soda as an easy uric acid cure are that it can help;
(1) dissolve uric acid crystals
(2) reduce pain
(3) make uric acid more soluble and easier to excrete
(4) increase body fluid volume which helps the kidneys do their job more effectively
(5) boost urine pH which helps reduce the risk of uric acid kidney stone formation
But before I show you your uric acid cure in detail, let's quickly go over what causes your gout symptoms of redness, swelling, heat, inflammation and extreme pain. These are actually caused by crystals which have formed in your joints; most usually the big toe, although other joints can be affected. They are so painful because the crystals are in the form of tiny 'needles', which can be clearly seen under the microscope.
The crystals themselves are formed out of excess uric acid in your bloodstream which your kidnys have been unable to process properly. Uric acid is a byproduct of the breakdown of natural purines in your body cells and food. Purines are chemical compounds that play an important role in providing our protein and energy needs. Normally, your kidneys then process and flush excess uric acid out of your body via urine. But sometimes this does not happen properly and you end up with excess acid in your blood, hence the crystals and a gout attack.
And because many gout victims suffer really nasty side effects using mainstream drug-based treatment, they are turning more and more to natural gout remedies that do not have these side effects and are way cheaper too. These are things like dietary changes (remember purines!), Herbs, natural supplements, particular fruits and berries such as cherries and strawberries, etc.
One natural remedy that many folks do not know about is bicarbonate of soda. When mixed with water and taken over a period of time, it can relate the symptoms quite quickly; in as little as 2 hours depending on the severity of the gout attack.
Here's how to take your uric acid cure …
Add half a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda to 8 ounces of water (a typical 8 oz glass). Make sure to mix thoroughly. Stick to the following schedule: Drink a glass just before going to bed; a glass immediately on getting up in the morning; a glass every 2 to 4 hours in between meals. Do not take more than 4 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda per day, ie 8 glasses per day. Continue with this regimen until the symptoms disappear.
Since bicarbonate of soda is high in sodium, you need to reduce your salt intake (salt and diet). And if you suffer from hypertension, keep checking your blood pressure. If it rises, stop the treatment immediately. In any case, seek your doctor's advice before starting the course.
Now many folks have found this uric acid cure to be very effective. However, it's used simply to eliminate the symptoms of an actual gout attack, it can not prevent your gout returning. And repeating gout has to be avoided at all costs since – apart from the excruciating pain – it can cause you persistent joint damage and kidney problems down the line. So it is not enough just to keep treating the symptoms when they occur, you need to prevent them from returning ever again.