Hydrotherapy is also a great way to relive pain and for the external treatment of gout using hot and cold water temperatures.
Internal gout treatment
The consumption of plenty of water helps in the following ways:
* Has the effect of flushing uric acid out of the system
* Prevention of kidney stones
* Helps to pass the smaller kidney stones
* Prevents gout attacks
* Provides lubrication for the joints
* Helps the overweight to loose weight
The effects of dehydration on the body are not just restricted to gout disease related troubles; the dehydrated body also suffers from reduced kidney function often resulting in a build up of uric acid and the onset of gout disease. Reduction in the kidneys function also causes other health problems such as kidney infection, kidney stones and in severe cases even kidney failure.
Dehydration is often caused by the high consumption of alcohol and beverages that have a high percentage of caffeine. These include coffee, tea and many carbonated drinks. If you regularly consume such beverages it is highly recommended that you follow them with a glass of water to combat the dehydrating effects of such beverages.
It is recommended when suffering from gout disease to drink at least twelve eight ounce glasses of water daily, this will help to ensure that your body is properly hydrated at all times. You can also drink fruit juice and decaffeinated tea with the same effects but you should still ensure you drink more water than anything else.
External gout treatment
Hydrotherapy can be very effective in combating gout disease and can be used in the following ways.
Standard Hydrotherapy. This involves submerging the body in water and has the effect of taking the stress away from the joints as the water removes up to 90% of the body weight. Of course there are a great many experts in hydrotherapy and it’s use to treat gout disease so it pays to contact your Doctor before embarking on any such treatment as they will be able to put you in touch with an expert.
Contrast Hydrotherapy. This involves applying a hot and cold compress to the effected area or joint and has the effect of reducing inflammation and pain. The method used is to apply a hot compress to an effected joint for three minutes then swapping the hot compress immediately for a cold one and applying for thirty seconds.
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