Treatment of Gout
Treating gout follows two stages – stopping the joint inflammation caused by the disease and to address the actual disease with a view to curb it. Maintaining adequate fluid intake, proper urination and control of body weight with the necessary changes are the primary steps involved. Alcohol has to be avoided since it works as a diuretic. Dietary changes include reduction of purine-rich foods in the diet and increased dairy products. Home remedial treatment for the joints is by using an icepack.