What is Gout?
Gout is a kind of arthritis, where excessive uric acid is not removed and accumulated in the joints. Gout is also known as hyperuricemia. Uric acid comes from the breakdown of substances called purines. Purines are found in all living things’ cells.
Men around age 30 -60 years old are more commonly affected by gout than women. Gout also can cause defects in the function body because individuals who suffer from gout are also at risk of developing kidney problem, the Kidney stones, hypertension and other diseases related to blood vessels.
Gout can be hereditary. However, most people who suffer from gout are due to lifestyle, environmental pollution, diet (rich in meat and seafood), excessive alcohol and being overweight. Some medication may increase uric acid concentration, such as regular use of ‘Aspirin’ or ‘Nicotinic acid’.
Gout causes warmth, pain and extreme tenderness in joints, usually around the big toe joint (when it attacks the big toe joint, this is known as ‘Podagra’). The pain often starts during the night. The skin around the affected joint becomes red or purplish, peels and itches. Gout can also affect the joint of the feet, ankles, knees, wrists, fingers, and elbows. A gout attack may last several days but usually disappers within 7-10 days.
Although gout is chronic, it can be controlled by following a prevention and treatment plan. Control weight and avoid eating foods with high purines such as high protein food (example red meat), asparagus, peanuts, and cauliflower. Also, 2-3 times a week, do physical exercise which can increase flexibility and strength of the muscle.
One may also consume Misai Kucing tea as an alternative way to reduce uric acid in the body.
How does Misai Kucing Tea help to Reduce Gout?
Phytochemicals in Misai Kucing relaxes organ wall muscles and blood vessels, thus improving circulatory function like urinary function. Uric acid is a common constituent of urinary and renal calculi (kidney stones) and of gouty concretions. Diuretic action is an important factor in treatment of kidney stones of this type. Misai Kucing plant will help to dissolve the stones, assisting their passing to avoid further retention, and flushing out the deposits. 1
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