Hyperuricaemia is a condition caused by a high content of uric acid in the blood, which means that the concentration of this substance has reached higher-than normal levels. In most cases, this disease results from a high consumption of fatty meat, alcohol and delicatessen. The high concentration of uric acid in the blood is often linked to joint diseases, such as gout for example.
Being a common manifestation of hyperuricaemia, gout is one of its primary and best known causes. Keep in mind that gout may not show symptoms for several years, but still needs to be treated to prevent possible complications from occurring. The first manifestations may be swelling accompanied by throbbing pain and redness around the big toe joint. Moreover, know that gout attacks tend to recur each year around the same period.
For regular gout attacks, it is recommended to take Urtica 5 CH, Apis mellifica 7 CH, Ledum Palustre 4 CH, Belladonna 7 CH and Colchicum 5 CH to relieve the pain. In case the patient suffers from tendinitis, it is recommended to take, in complement to the above-cited treatments, 3 granules of Guaiacum or Benzoïcum acidum. If hyperuricemia is caused by excess food, take Sulphur 5 CH twice a day. Sepia 5 CH is the recommended remedy for treating a woman who suffers from this disease. Lycopodium 5 CH is also indicated for the treatment of hyperuricemia. To be effective, this remedy needs to be combined to Colchicum 15 CH, which helps prevent recurrences. In the case of chronic gout, meaning that hyperuricemia is almost permanent as well, it is necessary to take three granules of Arnica 5 CH in the morning, three granules of Ranunculus 5 CH at noon and 3 granules of Colchicum 5 CH in the evening. To ease the patient’s recovery, a dose of Nux vomica 9 CH may also be administered every Sunday night in addition to the other forms of treatment.
If gout attacks become increasingly frequent and are accompanied by severe pain, a medical consultation is required. In fact, this means that the patient’s body is no longer able eliminate excess amounts of uric acid, despite the administration of homoeopathic remedies. Finally, consult a specialist if the patient is under the 30 years of age to detect a possible genetic abnormality.
• Benzoicum Acidum
• Berberis Vulgaris
• Calcarea Carbonica Ostrearum
• Lycopodium Clavatum
Good to know: Hyperuricaemia, which generally manifests itself by gout attacks, is a pathology that can be treated with adequate homoeopathic remedies. Administered from the first symptoms, these remedies can quickly cure the patient, especially if he or she takes care to reduce his or her consumption of fatty substances.