Do You Suffer From Painful Joints in Your Feet or Hands?
Maybe You Suffer From Arthritis or Gouty Arthritis!
Maybe we are a lot alike. I didn’t even realize I was suffering from Gouty Arthritis Symptoms until I found complete and total relief from them.
Gout or Gouty Arthritis occurs when uric acid builds up in the blood and causes joint inflammation. This inflammation often times results in red, swollen and painful joints in the feet especially.
- Acute gout which typically is a single painful joint – but it can turn into
- Chronic gout which is repeated episodes of pain and inflammation in one or more joints
The cause of Gouty Arthritis is from having higher-than-normal levels of uric acid in your body.
This may occur if:
- Your body makes too much uric acid
- Your body has a hard time getting rid of uric acid
- If too much uric acid builds up in the fluid around the joints (synovial fluid), then uric acid crystals form.
- These crystals cause the joint to swell up and become inflamed.
Some other causes of Gouty Arthritis can be:
- Folks who take water pills or drugs that remove water from the body – such as high blood pressure pills
- Those who drink alcohol
- Women after menopause
- Men are more prone than women
Here is why these folks above are at a higher risk of getting gout:
Folks who take water pills or drugs that remove water from the body –
These folks are reducing their overall hydration levels by taking drugs that reduce their body’s water reserves.
The body should normally contain 70% to 75% water in a healthy state. When the water percentage or reserves lower, the body becomes dehydrated.
This dehydration can occur over an extended period of time – years & decades. That type of long term dehydration is called – chronic dehydration.
If you have chronic dehydration this is just 1 of the symptoms that can occur. (Be sure to watch for additional articles I will be writing about the symptoms of Chronic Dehydration.)
By lowering the amount of water in the body – toxins, acids and other waste and by- products from the body’s activities and metabolism are not flushed away as they should be.
As a result – the body develops an extreme build up of the toxins, acids and waste by-products. These acids that buildup can turn into uric acid crystals in the joint or in the kidneys.
These unhealthy toxins & contaminants have to be stored somewhere in the body if the body can’t eliminate them because of the lack of water to flush them out with.
So the body stores these uric acids crystals, toxins and contaminants in various areas such as:
- In the joints of the feet when it comes to some of the uric acid crystals.
- The build-up of these uric acid crystals and resulting inflammation in the joints involved, if chronic, will eventually eat the joint away, and causing permanent damage by destroying the joint.
- Another place for accumulation is in the kidneys as uric acid kidney stones or crystals.
- Kidney stones are an extremely painful condition.
- Kidney stones are also an expensive condition to treat, if they treat you at all. In most cases the medical profession just sends you home to suffer thru passing it on your own.
- Storage of acids and toxic wastes also occurs in fat cells – or the body retains fat and deposits the acids and wastes in to fat and fat cells. One long term symptom of gout is obesity and this is why.
Those who drink alcohol –
Drinking alcohol has the ability to dehydrate the body rapidly because the body will use the water it has to dilute the alcohol one drinks to be able to eliminate it as fast as possible. Since the person is drinking alcohol and not water which the body needs to maintain proper hydration, dehydration occurs and if the water lost is never fully replaced – again chronic dehydration occurs.
Women after menopause –
The reason women after menopause are incline to get gout is because of chronic dehydration.
As we age, we tend to drink less and less water.
One reason for the reduction of water consumption is that if we are chronically dehydrated – our trigger for thirst reduces also. The brain begins to think that it is in a drought – then it reduces water to the non-vital tissues.
Wrinkles, thin skin, easily bruised skin, osteoporosis are all signs and symptoms of the body suffering from chronic, often decades long, dehydration.
Just look at most older folks – you’ll see this condition is very prevalent in our society in the US. (I’ll go into these other signs and symptoms of chronic dehydration in future writings, so watch for them if you are interested.)
Those taking prescriptions medications that pull fluids off the body – water pills-
Folks who are taking these medications often have high blood pressure – which can be a symptom of chronic dehydration – watch for that article in the future also.
Taking these “water pills” increases, intensifies and speeds up the onset of chronic dehydration with the resulting signs and symptoms – gout being just one of them.
All these causes of dehydration and chronic dehydration increases the concentration of uric acid in the blood.
Other risk factors that can develop in folks with high levels of uric acid, uric acid crystals and Chronic Dehydration are:
- Kidney disease
- Sickle cell anemia and other anemias
- Leukemia and other blood cancers
- Taking medicines that interfere with the removal of uric acid from the body.
- Symptoms of acute gout:
- Symptoms usually involve only one or a few joints. The big toe, knee, or ankle joints are most often affected.
- The pain starts suddenly, often during the night and is often described as throbbing, crushing, or excruciating.
- The joint appears warm and red. It is usually very tender (it hurts to lay a sheet or blanket over it).
- There may be heat in the affected area.
The attack may go away in a few days, but may return from time to time. Additional attacks often last longer.
Some people may develop chronic gout.
Those with chronic arthritis develop joint damage and loss of motion in the joints. They will have joint pain and other symptoms most of the time.
Tophi are lumps below the skin around joints or in other places. They may drain chalky material. Tophi usually develops only after a patient has had the disease for many years.
Signs and tests
- Tests that may be done include:
- Synovial fluid analysis (shows uric acid crystals)
- Uric acid – blood
- Joint x-rays (may be normal)
- Synovial biopsy
- Uric acid – urine
Not everyone with high uric acid levels in the blood has gout.
But everyone with high uric acid blood levels are showing signs of chronic dehydration.
I personally was not treating my painful gouty joint which was my right big toe at the ball joint. Because I didn’t realize that was what it was.
My foot has now, in just a few short months, completely and thoroughly resolved.My gouty condition resolved when I started drinking Kangen Water – from a Kangen Water Processer.
Kangen Water has many health benefits. Here is a list of them and how gout, gouty arthritis, dehydration and chronic dehydration are relieved by drinking it.
Kangen Water is:
Alkaline – This alkaline water naturally neutralizes the uric acids in the system. It also neutralizes other acids the body produces or we consume.
Kangen Alkaline water flushes toxins, acids, contaminants from the cells, tissues organs and our bodies.
Kangen Alkaline Water helps the kidneys neutralize and flush uric acid and uric acid crystals out
Kangen Water is Micro-Clustered or is a very, very small water molecule
Kangen Water alleviates dehydration and chronic dehydration because it can hydrate and penetrate the tissues and cells of the body better than any other water available.
Here’s an easy test for the water you are drinking to see if the molecule is big or small. Drink a good size glass of water – 6 to 8 ounces or so. If you feel a heavy or slouchy feeling in your stomach afterwards – that is a sign that the water you just drank is a big molecule.
Frankly all water molecules from any water source you have will be at least 12 molecules in size and can be over 200 molecules in size. The reason why is because water has a tendency to clump into larger molecules over time and when in motion.
Normally available big water molecules - such as bottled water, enhanced waters, water from water buildings – are too large for the body to absorb readily and easily.
Kangen Water Processors have the ability to reduce the size of water molecules to only 6 molecules.
You will never get that heavy feeling in your stomach from Kangen Water because it is so easily absorbed.
That high rate or ability of Kangen Water to be absorbed is why it combats dehydration and chronic dehydration so effectively. Better than any other water available.
Kangen Water is full of anti-oxidants and high levels of oxygen too. Two more powerful qualities Kangen Water possesses that can and will improve your health, wellness and longevity. (But more on those qualities later.)
I looked on PubMed to see what the medical profession said about gout. Here are some of the diet and lifestyle changes they recommend to help prevent gouty attacks:
- Avoid alcohol
- Reduce how many purine-rich foods you eat, especially anchovies, sardines, oils, herring, organ meat (liver, kidney, and sweetbreads), legumes (dried beans and peas), gravies, mushrooms, spinach, asparagus, cauliflower, consommé, and baking or brewer’s yeast.
- Limit how much meat you eat at each meal.
- Avoid fatty foods such as salad dressings, ice cream, and fried foods.
- Eat enough carbohydrates.
- If you are losing weight, lose it slowly. Quick weight loss may cause uric acid kidney stones to form.
Now I don’t know about you but I am not seeing much left that you can eat if you suffer from gout.
I also didn’t see anywhere in this list above from the PubMed or the medical profession, anything about increasing your water intake to reduce the abnormally high blood level concentrations of uric acid.
Kangen Water is licensed as a Medical Device in Japan and is recommended by over 6300 MDs there and thousands more in the US and the rest of the world.
Just as an FYI – Japan is #1 for Health and Longevity in the world, the US ranks 37th down from 27th. We might want to at least take a look at what Japan is doing when it comes to disease prevention, health and longevity, to see if we can implement some of their successful healthy techniques.
Here are some additional complications of gout:
- Chronic gouty arthritis
- Kidney stones
- Deposits in the kidneys, leading to chronic kidney failure
My suggestions for prevention are to look at the probable cause of gout and gouty arthritis – dehydration and chronic dehydration.
My personal experience has been that as soon as I dramatically increased my consumption of Kangen Water – not just any water because not all water is created equal, my extremely painful big toe joint condition completely went away.
My big toe joint was red, swollen, and extremely painful when I walked, to the point of constantly limping, and altered gait, sharp stabbing pain at night, and loss of sleep due to the pain, big callus on the outside of the joint.
Now the joint has completely recovered. The pain is gone, the callus is gone, the joint is smaller, absolutely no pain at night, when walking or to touch.
I’m a happy camper now about that foot. (PS – I’ve also lost a bunch of weight and I didn’t diet either.)
What I didn’t realize was;
Drinking Kangen Water provided me with many benefits for conditions I that I had but never realized would positively respond to all the beneficial qualities of Kangen Water.
After I started drinking Kangen Water just to improve my health in general, I started seeing benefits in my health I never thought Kangen Water would help or remove entirely. I was completely surprised when that sore, swollen toe completely resolved.
Dedicated to your healthy future,
Dr. Noreen Picken, BA, DC
PS 1 Do yourself a favor – go to this link www.ResolveToBeHealthy.com I have provided so you can investigate Kangen Water further.
PS2 – Be sure to investigate Kangen Water on the link – www.ResolveToBeHealthy.com I have provided because there are some copycat companies out there with machines that do not produce true, healthy Kangen Water. Those copycat machines are not licensed as Medical devices nor do they produce Medical Grade Water – so beware.
Now for the reference and legal stuff:
- Wilson JF. In the clinic. Gout. Ann Intern Med. 2010 Feb 2;152(3):ITC21. [PubMed]
Richette P, Bardin T. Gout. Lancet. 2010 Jan 23;375(9711):318-28.
Review Date: 6/28/2011.
Reviewed by: Ariel D. Teitel, M.D., M.B.A., Chief, Division of Rheumatology, St. Vincent’s Hospital, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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