Want to know how to dissolve gout crystals for fast gout relief? Then you’ve come to the right place. Here, you’ll find an easy way to dissolve gout crystals.
So-called ‘gout crystals’ are actually needle-like crystals formed out of high uric acid levels in the blood. With high uric acid levels, over a period of time, urate crystals form and are deposited in your joints, tendons and surrounding tissue.
Your body’s defenses see these as ‘foreign’ bodies that need to be attacked. And so your natural inflammatory defenses flood the affected area. It’s this reaction that causes your gout symptoms; swelling, redness, inflammation, stiffness, heat, and excruciating pain of course!
In order to eliminate the symptoms you need to reduce the inflammation and relieve the pain, plus, get rid of the crystals as quickly as possible. The way you do that is to dissolve the gout crystals so that they can be more easily flushed out of your system by your kidneys via urine.
But here’s the thing; not only do you need to get rid of the symptoms because of the pain, you really must prevent future gout attacks. Because frequent gout attacks over time can cause you to suffer from permanent joint damage and / or kidney problems like kidney stones, etc.
And, yes, drug-based treatments are effective in doing both these things. But they can have severe side effects such as nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea, headaches, allergic reactions, and more.
And, in terms of preventing future attacks by lowering, and keeping low, levels of uric acid in your blood, they have to be taken long term. This is because these drugs only work while you are on them.
This is why so very many gout victims are looking to totally natural ways to both get rid of the symptoms of a gout attack, and, prevent recurring gout.
As you saw above, during a gout attack, you need to dissolve gout crystals and flush them from your body. So how do you do this naturally, without drugs with their harmful side effects, and cost?
Well, there are many natural home remedies for gout that act by dissolving gout crystals, but here is one that many sufferers swear by…
HOW TO DISSOLVE GOUT CRYSTALS USING BAKING SODA
Yes, something that you probably already have lying in a kitchen cupboard can help to get rid of gout by dissolving the crystals causing it.
Baking soda — bicarbonate of soda — can help to reduce the symptoms pretty quickly, depending on the severity of the attack.
It can dissolve the crystals, increase the solubility of uric acid to help it be excreted more easily, and, maximise body fluids to aid your kidneys in flushing uric acid out of your system.
To take, just add 1/2 teaspoon to an 8oz glass of water and stir thoroughly. Drink a glass before bedtime, one in the morning, and then a glass every 2 to 4 hours between meals. Continue daily until your symptoms abate.
Caution: Don’t use this remedy if you have high blood pressure, or at least, consult your doctor for advice before attempting it. And even if you don’t have high blood pressure, change to a salt-free diet during treatment as baking soda is very high in sodium.
Now of course this simple remedy should only be taken during an attack. What it can’t do is prevent the recurring gout that can eventually lead to permanent damage. This has to be tackled in a different way.