Gouty Arthritis Diet


Gouty Arthritis disease is one of the 100 types of Arthritis that causes pain generally in the knee joints. This disease is caused by microscopic crystals that form in the joints. Microscopic crystals are formed due to high concentration of Uric acid in your body.

Uric acids are part of body and are formed during metabolizing process. Uric acid are created when purines break down in the body. Kidney filters and maintains the uric acid level in the body. But when kidney becomes unable to filter uric acid or uric acid is formed in excess, it leads to Gouty Arthritis disease. These Purines are also present in some food and when these food are taken by a Gouty arthritis patient, the disease becomes severe.

This disease cause lot of pain in the joints and cannot be cured by just painkillers. A perfect change in diet, simple therapies and Yoga helps to cure this disease overtime. If not treated in time the crystals formed become larger and can cause hurdle in walking.

It is necessary to treat the disease before it becomes acute and it is treatable at initial stage. The pain is less too. Doctor analyzes the symptoms and then recommend the diet.

Symptoms of Gouty arthritis:

  1. Redness
  2. Swelling
  3. Stiffness
  4. Heat
  5. Inflammation
  6. Pain in Joints

Gout arthritis appears mostly in knee joints but it can be felt in toe, foot, ankle, hand, wrist, etc.

Main reason behind the excessive formation of uric acid is an unbalanced and unhealthy diet. According to Ayurveda , this disease can be treated by change in diet and few simple Yoga exercises.

There are food that can increase the amount of uric acid in the body and it becomes difficult for kidney to process excessive uric acid. Hence such food should be avoided at all cost. Such Gouty Arthritis triggering food should be replaced by food that produce less uric acid and are healthy.

Gouty arthritis patient must drink a lot of water, excessive water if possible.

Food that should be avoided by Gouty Arthritis patient are:

  • Red meat
  • Poultry
  • Sea food
  • Alcohol

Food that should be included by Gouty Arthritis patient are:

  • Skinned Milk
  • Vitamin C rich foods
  • Spinach
  • Mushroom
  • Cauliflower
  • Fruits
  • Cherries
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Oranges
  • Pineapples
  • Nuts
  • Tofu



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