Although there is no medical cure for gout, meaning that there is no vaccine or medication to cure gout, there are however a couple of remedies that will help you reduce the discomfort of living with gout. The good news is that you can follow a couple of simple steps at home to alleviate your symptoms and even discard them all together before seeing your doctor. This will definitely save you a lot of money and frustration.

Experiencing pain always has a purpose. It is your body’s way of drawing your attention to the fact that something is wrong and needs your attention. Where gout is concerned, it is probably begging you to rest the limb/joint that has the problem, live a healthier life and improve your diet.

In our busy lives and forever caught up in the rat race, the easiest and quickest solution is to take some painkillers, ignore the problem altogether and get on with your life. Sounds familiar?

Painkillers may alleviate your pain for the time being, but this will only mask the problem and is only short term.

However, there are natural ways to control and manage the disease like dieting, lifestyle changes, and even natural remedies.

Please do not make any changes if you are on any chronic medication or have any serious diseases, disorders or conditions. Always consult your physician first.


  • Drink plenty of water which will begin the process of flushing the uric acid
  • Add ½ – 1 teaspoon (evenly full) baking soda to a glass of water to begin neutralizing the uric acid. Take this 4 times a day. This should be taken first thing in the morning and last thing before bedtime
  • Supplement with vitamin B Complex daily
  • Supplement with Bromelain as it acts much like an NSAID.
  • dmso solution x (dimethylsulfoxide) has shown to relieve joint pain and swelling caused by inflammation
  • Adding fish oil to your daily intake will also alleviate joint inflammation
  • Exercise regularly


Medication might be prescribed by your physician and these might include:


  • Allopurinol
  • Probenecid
  • NSAID’s – non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Corticosteroids (steroids)
  • Colchicine


Marguerite Duvalier, also known as Goutlady on public forums, is the Author of That Little Thing Called Gout. As an Author on the subject, she is at the forefront to provide solutions to effectively manage and maintain Gout.

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