What is Gout
Gout is a common and related form of arthritis that can affect just about anyone. It’s occurs suddenly, with severe attacks of chronic pain, swelling, redness and tenderness in most joints, most often in the big toe. Gout symptoms may come and go, but there are ways to manage symptoms and prevent flares. Gout is a painful and debilitating form of arthritis.
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Gout is caused by a build-up of uric acid in the body, which leads to the development of sharp acid crystal deposits in joints. It’s usually the big toe that is most commonly affected by gout but it can also affect the wrists, fingers, ankles, and elbows. In some cases, the pain from gout is so severe and even something as light as a bed sheet can cause sharp pain that can last for weeks at a time.
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More often than not, gout is caused by consuming these foods: kidney, liver, seafood, alcohol, caffeine, sardines, anchovies, fish roes, dried beans, lentils, and meat extracts. This is why changing lifestyles and eating better is often prescribed for those who suffer from gout, although it may take a while for gout to be completely eliminated.
To combat the excruciating pain often accompanied by gout flare ups, doctors also prescribe nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) although these can cause side effects such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, gastric ulcers, fluid retention, bleeding, and damaged kidneys.
Can Medical Marijuana Help With Gout
Medical Marijuana has been used since antiquity to relieve inflammation and swelling in various parts of the body. There are little studies that have been done analyzing the effects of cannabis for gout sufferers, although the analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of marijuana are already well-known. For those who want to use cannabis to relieve themselves of the pain and inflammation that comes with gout, it should also be accompanied by a proper diet to address the root cause of the condition.
Medical Marijuana can provide adequate pain relief so that patients no longer need to rely on addictive painkillers that can be addictive and may have side effects. Medical marijuana can be taken in almost any form to address gout pains: topical ointments and balms, edibles, and the classically inhaled versions all of which can provide significant relief.
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