Gout sufferers know how good water is.
- Water reduces uric acid concentration, lowering the risk of pain-inducing crystals forming.
- Water helps flush excess uric acid, and many toxic gout treatments, from the body.
Two benefits for a gout remedy are good.
Where’s the third one coming from?
I’ve had a recent email exchange with a long-term gout sufferer who reckons he has found a new way to combat gout with water.
In an old forum thread we discussed gout and swimming.
In fact, this is not really about swimming, but the possible effects of water. Specifically, if immersion in water can cure gout.
The biggest question in my mind, is it it purely water, or is it purification products in the swimming pool water that bring this benefit.
Why not try it out, and let me know. Lounging in the pool might be your best gout experiment yet.
Please remember – when I write about high water intake as one of the best home remedies for gout, I include other fluids that contain mostly water – fluid intake and water intake are interchangeable unless the fluid contains substances that cause dehydration.