What is Gout ??
Gout is a common and complex form of arthritis that can affect anyone. It’s characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, swelling, redness and tenderness in the joints, often the joint at the base of the big toe.
Intense joint pain
Inflammation and redness
Limited range of motion
Gout occurs when urate crystals accumulate in
your joint, causing the inflammation and intense
pain of a gout attack. Urate crystals can form
when you have high levels of uric acid in your
Risk factors –
-Diet. Eating a diet rich in meat and seafood and
drinking beverages sweetened with fruit sugar
(fructose) increase levels of uric acid, which
increase your risk of gout. Alcohol consumption,
especially of beer, also increases the risk of gout.
-Medical condition. Hypertension, Ch diabetes,
heart & kidney disease
-Certain medicine. thiazide diuretics — commonly
used to treat hypertension — and low-dose aspirin
also can increase uric acid levels.
-Age / sex .Gout occurs more often in men. Men
are also more likely to develop gout earlier —
usually between the ages of 30 and 50 — whereas
women generally develop signs and symptoms after menopause.
-Drink plenty of fluids
-Get your protein from low-fat dairy products.
-Limit or avoid alcohol
-Limit your intake of meat, fish and poultry
-Maintain a desirable body weight.
—-Homeopathic medicines —–
Ledum pal30CH—It is one of most indicated medicine for high uric
acid levels. The main symptom is pains shift from
downwards to upwards. Ledum Pal is indicated
when the high levels of uric acid in blood may
result in its crystals being deposited in joint
Colchicum30CH– it indicated specially in cases where
uric acid levels give rise to onset of gout. There is
sharp pain in great toe .The affected parts swollen
a,very hot to touch and great sensitivity to touch.
Pain aggravates in evening and night.
This medicine is indicated when urinary
symptoms are more marked. Uric acid crystals
may deposit ed in the kidneys or the urinary tract
gives rise to stones, on examination urine shows
very level of uric acid
Homeopathic medicine Guaiacum is also a well
indicated medicine in treating high level uric acid.
It suits more to chronic cases where deformities
and contractures set in .It is indicated when there
is intolerance to heat in any form, affected joints
are hot to touch, bad smell from body of patient
present, affected limb is painful, stiff and
Homoeopathic medicine Lithium carb is
prescribed when uric acid high level give rise to
unusual stiffness all over the body, Itching all over
the skin of joints. The pain is relieved by pouring
hot water, When uric acid may be deposited in
joint spaces to give rise to nodosities which can
be felt externally also.These nodes can also be felt
in finger joints and in some severe cases, these
can be felt in the ear pinna.
Picric acid 30CH– nodosities in joints
Belladonna 30CH–acute gout
urtica urens mother tincture + Berb vulgaris mother tincture 10 drops three times a day in ½ cup of water
Biocombination19 four tab Three times a day
Dr. Sandeep Premee
(B.H.M.S, N.D.D.Y, H.H.A)
Govt. Homeopathy Medical officer
Government of Rajasthan