In Australia, more than 70,000 people are affected by the debilitating pain of gout each year.
Gout can happen to anyone, but is most common among middle-aged men.
It occurs when there are abnormally high levels of uric acid in the blood, causing clumps of small, sharp uric acid crystals inside and around the joints, commonly found in the big toe, leading to sudden attacks of severe pain, swelling and redness.
Uric acid is a waste product that forms when the body breaks down chemicals called purines, which are found in many foods and occur naturally in the body.
The body’s kidneys normally filter out excess uric acid and it’s excreted via the urine. But in people with gout, the uric acid accumulates in the body.
Excess uric acid can also lead to kidney stones as well as gout, and it is unclear why some people with higher levels of uric acid develop these conditions while others don’t.
Gout attacks can also be more common in those suffering with inflammatory arthritis, causing heightened levels of pain and inflammation.
Gout attacks often happen at night, and can present themselves with a range of symptoms including:
- Sudden, intense pain in one or more joints.
- Pain, swelling and inflammation in and around the affected joint.
- A feeling that the joint is very hot.
- Red, shiny skin around the joint.
- Extreme tenderness (for example, even a sheet over the skin can be unbearable).
- Reduced movement.
- Itchy, flaky skin as the swelling goes down.
There are many environmental factors that can increase the level of uric acid in the body, including:
- Diet: Consuming large amounts of red meat and oily seafood and drinking large amounts of sweetened drinks.
- Alcohol: Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, especially beer, fortified wine and spirits.
- Overweight and obesity: Being overweight or obese makes it harder for the kidneys to get rid of uric acid.
- Certain medicines: The use of some blood pressure medications including diuretics, ACE inhibitors and beta blockers, as well as low-dose aspirin and some medications used by people who have had an organ transplant.
- Medical conditions: Some diseases that increase uric acid levels include untreated high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and the metabolic syndrome.
- Age and sex: Men often have higher uric acid levels; after menopause, women’s uric acid levels may also rise.
- Family history of gout: people are more likely to develop gout if a family member has it.
- Recent surgery or trauma: People who have had a recent operation or experienced recent trauma often have high levels of uric acid in their blood.
While there are a lot of things that can cause gout, there are cheap and easy ways to get on top of mild gout symptoms and gout flare, while also reducing pain and improving overall health.
Wealthy Health Super Urinary Gout Support™ can help to assist in the relief of mild rheumatic aches and pains such as mild gout.
Super Urinary Gout Support is an anti-inflammatory that contains ingredients traditionally used in herbal medicine, and can help to regulate levels of uric acid in the body.
It also supports and maintains the health of the urinary tract and bladder and helps to maintain a healthy immune system.
The premium range of ingredients in Wealthy Health Super Urinary Gout Support™ are used to specifically maintain and support the urinary tract health, and in turn, increase overall kidney health to prevent severe gout attacks in the future.
By including ingredients such as celery seed and Allium sativum (Garlic) which are used in traditional herbal medicine, Wealthy Health Super Urinary Gout Support™ also assists in the management of mild upper respiratory tract infections and common colds.
By adopting unique elements that have been proven to be successful in Western herbal medicine, Wealthy Health Super Urinary Gout Support™ aids and assists the healthy flushing of the urinary tract and promotes healthy urine output.
These natural ingredients also help to maintain a healthy level of cholesterol and support the health of the male reproductive system.
This Therapeutic Good Association (TGA) certified treatment is an easy way to maintain overall wellbeing, as well as regulating the causes of gout so you don’t have to suffer from painful gout attacks again!
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THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS – Wealthy Health Super Urinary Gout Support™ Recommended daily dosage: 2 capsules
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This product may not be right for you. Please read the label before purchase. Adults only. Not Suitable for Children, Pregnant and Lactating women. Please consult your healthcare professional before use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. This medicine may be dangerous if taken in large amounts or for a long period. Contains zinc which may be dangerous if taken in large amounts or for a long period. Contains Sulfites.
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