Gout is a form of systemic vata-rakta-type inflammatory arthritis. It develops in some people with high levels of uric acid in the blood. The acid can form needle-like crystals in a joint and cause sudden, severe episodes of pain, tenderness, redness, warmth and swelling. High cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease may raise the risk. Red meat and shellfish also increases the risk.
According to Ayurveda, restriction of movement, rich food, improper digestion, stress and sleep pattern changes are causes of ama, leading to vata vitiation. Treatment widely varies on the causes and stage of the disease. After a brief history, suggestions could be given for improvement of exercise or change in food pattern. Medicines are also very useful to control pain and inflammation. Panchakarma treatment is needed in chronic cases. We have the best ayurvedic management of Gouty arthritis at our centre.