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Prevent Gout. is Sleep Apnea One of the Causes of Gout?

There are many different potential triggers for gout that you should be aware of if you suffer from the condition. One of the potential triggers that we've been asked about recently is sleep apnea. It may seem as though these two conditions are completely unrelated, but in reality, they are connected. The connection was first noticed when sleep apnea patients received treatment for their disorder and they noticed their gout symptoms simultaneously improved.

The treatments for sleep apnea include preventative actions, such as avoiding sleeping on one's back. When sleeping on the back, the airway can become constricted and is more likely to close, causing the oxygen levels in the blood to be lower than in other sleeping positions. Therefore, changing the way you sleep can help to prevent gout attacks simply by increasing the overall blood oxygen level. Other sleep apnea treatments can include a pressurized CPAP mask or surgery. Very Happy.



  • Until recently, gout and sleep apnea have been treated separately.
  • However, many sleep apnea patients who implement treatments for that condition find that their gout improves at the same time.








  • This effect is very similar to what happens within the cells when excess alcohol is consumed.
  • And it should be noted that drinking alcohol can cause sleep apnea to become more pronounced.
  • Therefore, gout sufferers with sleep apnea have two major reasons to avoid drinking alcohol. Surprised



No matter the final remedy, improvements to a patients sleep apnea problem ensures that blood oxygen levels remain high, minimizing uric acid and monosodium urate precipitation and the rules of a gout diet that had a lot of success.

So, if you're suffering from gout, you may want to check to make sure that you are not also suffering from sleep apnea, as it may be one of the causes of gout aggravations in your body. Then you will be able to look into both sleep apnea treatments and remedies for the gout itself. Speak to your physician about undergoing a sleep study to determine if you have sleep apnea or not. Make the best use of life by learning and reading as much as possible. read about things unknown, and more about things known, like about Uric Acid Crystals Joints.

Most notably, though, is that gout attacks are the most common while asleep, indicating that sleep has an impact on gout attacks and sleep disturbances and conditions may also influence the causes of gout attacks. life is short. Use it to its maximum by utilizing whatever knowledge it offers for knowledge is important for all walks of life. Even the crooks have to be intelligent!

Other links between sleep apnea and gout include show up in the fact that not only are primary gout sufferers demographically the same as the primary sleep apnea sufferers (middle-aged, overweight men), but sleep apnea and gout are also both much more common among women who have been through menopause. Also, both gout and sleep apnea are associated with people who have a larger neck circumference.

Should you take Vitamin C for gout? The answer is probably yes, but read on for a possibly relevant caution. Gout forum require that uric acid levels be reduced. Vitamins and drugs work in two ways to reduce uric acid levels. One is restricting its supply by inhibiting purine breakdown into uric acid, the other is improving uric acid's breakdown into the urine. Vitamin C is thought to be a uric acid excretory, not an inhibitor. Improving excretion may be more important than reducing production.



  • Previously it has been thought that the amount needed was at least 4,000 mg (4 grams) daily.
  • For example, Dr.
  • Robert Atkins in his book " Vita Nutrient Solutions," recommended 5,000 -10,000 mg as part of his formula natural remedy for gout. Idea
  • However, restricting purines in your diet is not difficult, so it is still worth doing.
  • The conventional wisdom may be correct.
  • Uric acid level tests should tell if a low purine diet works for you.



1,000 MG PLUS DOSES

If you wish to try Vitamin C for gout in doses over 1,000 mg as part of a natural gout remedy discuss it with your doctor or a qualified naturopathic doctor. The 500 mg level is below the British government's 1,000 mg (1 gram) recommended upper safety level safety limit for Vitamin C. It is half of the maximum amount (1,000 mg) in a Vitamin C tablet sold in the U.S. and many other countries.

The CAUTION

Rapid changes in uric acid levels can trigger a gout attack. This rapid change can be brought about by many factors in addition to possibly mega doses of Vitamin C and by drugs such as probenecid and sulfinpyrazone. People who are susceptible to gout must consider these rapid changes.


5 mg/dL is a useful reduction but for most people probably not a natural remedy for gout, although the 0.5 mg/dL figure is an average and some participants did better. But a 0.5mg/dL reduction will not be enough to reduce uric acid below the 6.0 mg/dL level at which the MSU crystals may dissolve. However, when combined with other vitamins for gout, a low purine diet and other natural remedies for gout, it could be. Wink


Few studies over the past 30 years have concluded that Vitamin C will reduce the uric acid level. They have differed in the amount of Vitamin C given to study participants. A U.S. study of 184 non-smokers, published in 2005, concluded that the amount required to achieve a serum (blood) uric acid level reduction was 500 mg daily. (The Vitamin C was taken as a supplement). This is not a mega dose. Laughing

VITAMIN C as a GOUT PREVENTOR

If 500 mg daily of Vitamin C can reduce uric acid levels, then Vitamin C ought to act as a preventative gout vitamin too. A Taiwan study of males in the late 1990's examined the weight, diet and lifestyles of gout and non-gout sufferers in Taiwan. It concluded that Vitamin C, folic acid (folate) and fibre were protective against gout.



  • One complicating factor is that elusive fact that most people with hyperuricemia (excess uric acid)do not get gout.
  • Another is that some people with normal uric acid levels do. Evil or Very Mad



Also reached the well-known and accepted conclusion that hypertension (high blood pressure) and obesity are risk factors for gout. And one other very different conclusion from the conventional wisdom about purines -- purine intake, with the exception of alcohol, was NOT associated with a risk of gout. Very Happy.



  • The 2005 study by how much did 500 mg of Vitamin C reduce their uric acid level?
  • It found an average, across all participants, reduction of about 10% ( 5 mg/dL).
  • In addition, reductions were larger among participants who had higher levels of uric acid at the start of the study.
  • Participants took the 500 mg daily level for two months.
  • Those who were given a placebo (i.e. not Vitamin C) showed a slight increase in uric acid levels.



Did You Know that Gout is More Serious Than Its Symptoms?

Heat, pain, redness, stiffness, swelling on affected area, arthritis symptoms, and loss of sleep are all symptoms of gout. However, did you know that gout can be a life-threatening disease if left untreated? Gout can also cause the 'silent killer' disease of high blood pressure and the painful disease of kidney stones. Simply baring the agony should NEVER be an option for gout. Your life could be at stake!

Fortunately, you can treat gout naturally without even making a $100 trip to the hospital. How? A great starting point is to change your diet with some simple tips to keep you gout-free! Surprised.

Cut Some Calories!

Did you know that Americans generally eat twice the amount that is needed during a typical day? Look around you and see how overweight we have become and more prone to gout. Cutting 50 calories a meal will add up to around 15-20 pounds a year! So switch to diet soda, watch the condiments, easy on the chocolate, and you know the rest! With time, gout symptoms will become less and less.



  • Go for a walk!
  • Being overweight can lead to higher levels of uric acid in your blood (cause of gout).
  • Go for a walk each night or join a fitness club.
  • Start out slow and have fun!



Don't eat those veggies! What? Well, some vegetable are high in purines (uric acid) and therefore should not be touched: beans, lentils, asparagus, mushrooms, spinach and peas. Shocked

Weight Train!

It is easier than you think! If you join a health club, you will see how easy it is to learn how to lift some weights. Simply, look at the posters on the wall and give it a try! Everybody had to learn sometime or another so do not be embarrassed! Besides, if you choose to lift some weights, you will most likely burn more calories than walking/running because of the body repairing your muscles throughout the whole day! A hard body is a gout-free body! We had at first written a rough assignment on Kidney Stones. Then after a few improvisions and enhancements here and there, we have ended up with this end product.

But Wait, There's More Congratulations! You have just saved yourself $100 and have learned how to begin treating gout yourself! In fact, gout is a disease that you can control naturally by simply choosing the right foods, exercising, and even choosing the right herbs/fruits/food when a gout attack arises! That is right! There is a natural gout remedy for gout attacks that works in minutes. Learn about more gout prevention tips on our Cure Your Gout Website and see how thousands of people have saved hundreds of dollars and treated their gout! Opportunity knocks once. So when we got the opportunity to write on Purine Foods, we did not let the opportunity slip from our hands, and got down to writing on Purine Foods.



  • Pass the Fruit!
  • Fruits are high in Vitamin C which is great to prevent gout!
  • You might also want to consider 'gout-fighting' Vitamin C supplements!
  • Water is better than Alcohol!
  • Again, What?
  • You should try to drink at least 10-12 glasses of water a day and watch the alcohol consumption.
  • If you do decide to drink alcohol, no more than one drink a night! Evil or Very Mad
  • Foods that cause gout are rich in a chemical called purines.
  • These foods include organ meats such as liver, brain, kidneys and sweetbreads.
  • Other foods include anchovies, herring, dried peas and beans.
  • There is some recent research, which has shown that vitamin C in certain doses may decrease the uric acid level slightly.
  • However it may not be relevant in patients with gout and further details are needed.
  • Another interesting recent research revelation was that meat and seafood intake raised uric acid levels but dairy intake decreased it.
  • Again, what this means for patients who have gout or individuals trying to prevent gout is unclear.
  • Surprisingly, recent analyses have shown that moderate protein or even purine-rich vegetables was not associated with an increased risk of gout.



The purines get converted to uric acid but if they accumulate in excess they will cause gout. The uric acid crystals, which form will irritate the lining of joints such as the one in the big toe. This leads to inflammation and pain and swelling at the joint. Cutting back on the amount of foods that cause gout or avoiding them is a good idea if someone has gout, however, always remember to get an adequate and balanced diet. Alcohol affects the removal of uric acid from the body and too much alcohol can trigger gout. Low carbohydrate diets, which are rich in protein, can also trigger gout. People often forget to drink enough water especially in winter and this needs to be kept in mind if they are on a low carbohydrate diet. With the use of medications there is less of a need for a drastic dietary change but avoiding or limiting certain foods will help reduce the severity of attacks and may help people who have difficulty with medications that treat gout.



  • Learning what it takes to successfully cure or treat Gout is as important as knowing the root causes behind it.
  • First you need to understand what causes Gout so that you can avoid Gout as well as treat Gout.
  • Look closer at our every day consumption of liquids and their up close and personal relationship with Gout.
  • Prevention of Gout is not that difficult.
  • What you need is proper knowledge to treat Gout.
  • Tip: Counter the ill effects of dehydrating liquids you consume, by drinking more water or decaffeinated teas and low sugar juices.
  • Water is the key to good health.
  • It is the cheapest medicine known to man.
  • And it can take a commanding role to successfully treat Gout.



Coffee Studies have been conducted that connect the drinking of coffee - and the more of it the better - with marked prevention of Gout in significant numbers of participants. Experts conclude that there is a correlation between elevated insulin levels and the presence of higher Uric Acid levels in the bloodstream. The researchers believe that drinking coffee lowers the level of insulin, and with it decreases the Uric Acid levels. Drink another cup of java and help yourself avoid Gout!

During one 12-year study, it was concluded that the risk for developing Gout was significantly increased in participants that drank at least six servings of sweetened carbonated soft drinks per week (these were non-diet sodas). Saying that all that is written here is all there is on Uric Acid Levels would be an understatement. Very much more has to be learnt and propagated bout Uric Acid Levels.

Addition to preventing Gout's acute attacks, the effects of good hydration helps keep joints lubricated, flushes Uric Acid out of the body and away from the poor great toe and other inflicted joints and prevents or helps kidney stones pass through if present. The kidneys cannot function optimally in a dehydrated state, nor does any system in the body.

Since our bodies rely heavily on the urinary system to rid us of excess Uric Acid, it is easy to understand why good hydration and fluid balance is so important. The balance of fluids in our systems plays an integral role in Gout prevention, cure and Gout treatment.

You can prevent Gout. Follow the steps and tips listed here. To avoid Gout or hasten the process of curing Gout avoid Purine rich foods and beverages such as organ meats, poultry, seafood and products containing yeast.

Read on... Water The most abundant home remedy to prevent Gout on the planet is at our fingertips. Water! There is no cheaper alternative to treat Gout. An individual seeking to prevent Gout or curing Gout it would be wise to drink as much as 96 ounces of water per day to maintain hydration and dilution of Uric acid testing in the bloodstream. Embarassed

To treat and prevent Gout effectively, switch to water, low sugar juices or diet sodas and drink plenty of them.



  • Beer carries the most risk, not only contains alcohol, which can cause dehydration, but it contains Purine as well.
  • As discussed earlier, the higher amounts of Purine roaming in the body, the more Uric Acid will answer the call.
  • And it is the Uric Acid crystals that cause the excruciating pain associated with Gout!



We expect that approximately two-thirds of the Uric Acid to be removed from the body through the kidneys and urinary system. Gout occurs when the Uric Acid is not metabolized properly enough to send it into the urinary system, so the blood levels reach higher proportions. Once there, the crystals may find a cozy joint (usually at the site of a big toe) to gather and collect and proceed to wreak havoc by means of intense, sudden pain and off-the-charts inflammation. As you progress deeper and deeper into this composition on Gout Prevent, you are sure to unearth more information on Gout Prevent. The information becomes more interesting as the deeper you venture into the composition. Surprised.

But It Goes Further

Sugary fruits and juices such as apples and oranges appear to carry an increased risk of Gout as well. For the person trying to avoid Gout flare-ups, the ill effects of sweetened soft drinks proved to be worse than hard liquor and almost as negative as beer. Fructose appears to be the culprit, having been found to raise Uric Acid levels.

The cycle of Gout begins with the presence of a substance called Purine, which is formed during the normal decomposition of protein molecules in our cells. A by-product of Purine is a crystalline substance called Uric Acid.

Alcohol News flash: Drinking alcohol increases the risk for Gout! There is a proven and direct association between alcohol consumption and the presence of Gout. Therefore, if you are an avid drinker, there's no way you can avoid Gout. The risk is greatest for beer drinkers followed by those indulging in liquor, but wine (in moderation) does not seem to have much of an effect on the incidence of Gout.

Elevated levels of Purine present in the body at any given time, whether due to genetics or a high protein diet, may give rise to elevated amounts of Uric Acid in the blood stream. We hope you develop a better understanding of Gout Treatment on completion of this article on Gout Treatment. Only if the article is understood is it's benefit reached.

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