Gout is an extremely painful form of arthritis that can lead to long-term consequences for your overall health. Symptoms can arise without any warning, and they can stick around for weeks or even years. Gout tends to impact the big toe, but it can also occur in other joints as well, like your knees, ankles, fingers, and other toes.
Gout is a result of buildup of uric acid in the body. This buildup of uric acid can cause uric acid crystals to form. These crystals then settle in your joints and cause pain and inflammation in the form of gout.
Symptoms of gout can include:
Intense and sudden pain
Joint discomfort that lingers even after the severe pain subsides
Inflammation or redness in the affected joint(s)
Gout is most commonly found in men between the ages of 30 and 50, but it can affect people of all ages.
HOW IS STRESS RELATED TO GOUT?
For some people, stress can cause gout attacks. That's because high levels of stress have been associated with high uric acid levels.
When you're stressed, your body isn't able to remove uric acid as efficiently as it usually does. This is because stress causes you to lose pantothenic acid. Pantothenic acid is important because it assists in removing uric acid from your body. The lower these levels are, the higher your uric acid levels are which may lead to gout or gout attacks.
Too much stress can be bad for anyone's health but it can be especially bad news if you suffer from arthritis. Stress can cause increased inflammation in your joints which can cause them to swell and worsen your pain.
Now, inflammation is our body's natural healing process that helps us to fight off injuries and infections. But when our bodies get run down by too much stress, it can trigger an inflammatory response that can be harmful and damage cartilage, bones, tendons, and ligaments.
HOW TO HELP REDUCE STRESS
Just 10 minutes of being outside can help lower your blood pressure, reduce your stress levels, and improve your mood.
Meditating for just 5 minutes a day can help relax both your body and mind.
Get some sleep
The quality and amount of sleep you get can directly affect your mood. Make sure you're getting 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
When you smile, your brain releases neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin to help fight off stress.
HOW CAN LIFETONES HELP WITH GOUT?
Often times, supplements or medication can be the most effective way to help reduce uric acid levels.
Lifetones Uric Acid Support can help assist your body's natural disposal processes to ensure that the uric acid in your body is dissolved and filtered quickly and properly.
In addition, Lifetones Uric Acid Support can help cleanse your body by breaking down uric acid crystals. Fewer crystals can mean less pain and discomfort.
Lifetones Uric Acid Support contains Celery, Nettle, Birch, Alfalfa, Devil's Claw, and Boswellia Serrate which are powerfully suited for assisting your body in optimal uric acid disposal.