Gout - Other Treatment
Complementary therapies may be used by some people to
relieve symptoms caused by
- Cherries and an herb called devil's claw have been used as anti-inflammatories. Research is needed to evaluate the usefulness of these and other
complementary medicines to treat gout.
- Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
is known to reduce chronic inflammation. It has not yet been studied to see
whether it can help reduce inflammation from gout.
- Although it's still
just a theory, some studies show that folic acid may be helpful in
inhibiting the enzyme needed to produce uric acid.
Be sure to talk with your doctor if you are considering
taking vitamins, minerals, or other remedies to help reduce future gout
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 12, 2012
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