Keith’s GoutPal Story 2020 Forums Please Help My Gout! Charcoal Ash May Prevent Gout

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    I have been regularly taking medrol for my pain. But habitual use of corticosteroids seem to dampen temporarily the pain. But what I notice is the progressive increase needed in my dosage when taking corticosteroids.

    Since then, I have taken up charcoal drugs which seem to alleviate my arthritic woes. I recommend you use it to prevent further attacks.

    Uric Acid in the Gut

    This topic opens with steroids for pain control. But is only mentioned in passing. So you should see step 2 of all the uric acid treatment plans (Patient, Dieter, and Herbalist). Where you can discuss pain control with your doctor.

    Here, I’ll focus on the use of charcoal. Note that charcoal is often misrepresented by people wanting to sell it as a way to reduce uric acid. But various experiments over more than 40 years led to the realization that oral charcoal treatments are ineffective for reducing uric acid[1]. However, that study, and related investigations show that charcoal might be effective in dialysis patients.

    More importantly, there is related research that explores unusual forms of uric acid treatment based on uric acid in the gut. So I group this discussion with uric acid gut treatments. To that end, I’ve included an image from research into new aspects of uric acid in the gut[2].

    Gout and Gut Bacteria
    Gout and Gut Bacteria

    For people interested in gout and the gut, I recommend a Gout Student Plan. Because you will need to do your own research to find a professional who can advise you on non-standard uric acid gut treatments.

    Uric Acid in the Gut References

    1. Gardner, D. L., C. M. Kjellstrand, C. R. Hassler, D. J. Fink, and D. C. Emmerling. “An orally administered microcapsule system for treating chronic renal failure patients.” Applied biochemistry and biotechnology 10, no. 1-3 (1984): 27-40.
    2. Guo, Zhuang, Jiachao Zhang, Zhanli Wang, Kay Ying Ang, Shi Huang, Qiangchuan Hou, Xiaoquan Su et al. “Intestinal microbiota distinguish gout patients from healthy humans.” Scientific reports 6 (2016): 20602.

    Corticosteroids should never be taken for more than a few days. They are available in various medicines, as a boost to the body's own naturally produced corticosteroids. Unfortunately, taking them as medicines reduces the ability to produce them naturally.

    The only research I can find relating to charcoal is a study showing that it reduces uric acid when included in the filtration process of dialysis machines, used when people have acute kidney failure. I can find no evidence to suggest that charcoal can help ordnary gout sufferers.

    I woul be pleased to learn of any research that you may know about concerning charcoal and gout.

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