Gout is a disease that affects many people all around the world. The joints became inflamed which can acutely or suddenly affect the person suffering from gout. When this happens pain is sometimes said to be unbearable. One of the most common places of gout is the lower limit and mainly the big toe. Gout must be treated or the attacks can become more frequent and intenet with the possibility of debilitating the gout sufferer. If you have gout and leave your symptoms then gout could have a serious problem for you. On the other hand, if you watch your diet, exercise and use natural remedies you could be gout free in six months or less.

So let's look at some ways we can treat gout and get some serious gout relief.

The most common way of treating gout symptoms is to reduce uric acid in the body. This can be done in a variety of ways. For example cherry juice or raw cherries are eaten by gout sufferers to reduce the level of uric acid in the gout sufferer's body and also for their amazing anti-inflammatory attributes. Some people recommend eating can cherries, black cherries or fresh cherries. The make up of cherries are all the same, any type of cherry or cherry juice will help with your gout symptoms. However with anything in life, please do not overdo it. As you can see the cherry diet is an easy to do natural cure for gout. You should eat up to a kilo of cherries or drink it as a juice. It's really up to you.

Have you heard of the phrase – we are, what we eat? Well this is specifically true for gout sufferers. Purines are probably the single most common cause for uric acid in the body and hence gout. So in order to reduce gout and it's symptoms it's imperative that your reduce your purine intake. This will also make sure that you will not get further attacks and if you do they will be shorter in length and easier to control. Let's have a look at some foods that you should not eat. Read meat should definitely be removed from your diet and also such things as sweet bread, gravies made from meat sources, kidneys, scallops, mackerel, sardines and anchovies. Some other foods that should be limited are dried beans and peas, mushrooms and most types of fish.

The next best thing is also to drink water and lots of it. It is similar to a detox, an uric acid detox, which also help kidney stones from developing. You should drink around eight to ten glasses of spring water a day. Alcohol is NOT recommended as it can increase uric levels in the body.

Taking care of yourself is of the utmost importance as a gout sufferer, and that it includes looking after your weight. If you find that you've got a larger than life belly or have earned some weight, you need to get rid of it. Do not try or do fad diets or lose weight fast diets as it may cause a sudden surge of uric acid in the body. You should exercise while symptoms are reduced to get the best benefits.

Natural gout remedies also exist such as the charcoal poultice. Charcoal poultice is a mixture of powdered charcoal and tablespoons of flax seed. Add some water to this mix and rub this thoroughly on your gout joint. For better comfort wrap a towel or cotton t-shirt around the area. Change the dressing often to reduce chances of infection.