- Gout can be most noticeably improved with dietary changes in the body, firstly by avoiding foods that are generally classed as unhealthy such as, food that are oily and high in fats, animal fats, coffee and foods that are high in purine content.
- Yoga poses can be highly effective in the prevention of gout using poses that stimulate the kidneys and eliminating uric acid in the body. Kidneys help in the clearance of uric acid, which is expelled out of the body through urine. Specific yoga poses compress the kidneys and aid in the filtering process of purine. The yoga postures can increase flexibility of the affected joint areas and mobilise the deposit of uric acid crystals from the affected joint areas. The stretching, in general, can increase the blood circulation and prevent accumulation of uric aside crystals in the joint areas.
- Breath work and meditation has been proven to reduce blood pressure levels and reduce anxiety, which in turn helps in the treatment of gout. These two modalities of yoga also help with pain management.
4. During a gout attack, when the joints are inflamed and affected, do not START a yoga practise. It’s best to use yoga as a preventative treatment than a symptomatic treatment. However, it’s fine to continue your practise during a gout attack if you have been practising yoga for gout prevention and under the guidance and supervision of a trained yoga professional.
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