Causes/r isk factors:
What Causes Gout?
Gout is the result of excess uric acid. This excess uric a cid then leads to the formation of crystals in a joint, and it
causes pa in and infla mmation.
Dr. Pe ng can dia gnose gout based on the sy mptoms and on a physica l exa mination of the joints to look for
swelling a nd restricted range of motion. Blood tests can reveal high levels of uric acid, but high levels are found in
only fifty percent of the pe ople suffering from gout.
Our clinic uses a gout herba l patch, applied on t he pa inful joint and wra pped with a bandage. The herba l patch
needs to be change d every 24 hours, usually 2 to 3 days. The swelling and pa in will re duce dra mat ica lly. The
patient a lso needs an internal herba l tea to drink in order to flush the acid out from the ir body, usua lly we will give
the patie nt one herba l tea to drink per wee k.
Diet ing corre ctly is very important to prevent gout. Avoiding foods high in purines a nd moderat ing
alcohol consumpt ion can prevent gout from developing.
Food like asparagus, organ meat, sardines, shrimp, crab, lobster, and mushrooms are high in purines,
which can lead to uric acid build-up in t he blood and ca use gout.
In the years of my pra ctice I f ind that the above food ca use and built-up in uric acid, but a lso beef, chicke n and
other meats can cause gout too.
Dr. David Peng | Pengs Herbal Science and Acupuncture Clinic | Houston, TX 77036 |
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