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what foods cause uric acid build up

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
37 years experience Podiatry
If the wrong foods: If you are ingesting excessive levels of shell fish, red meat, alcohol or other foods high in purines, than you will push up your uric acid. On the c ... Read More
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Uric acid diet: Yes, certain kinds: avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will elevate uric acid. Avoid these. Also, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - this ... Read More

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Lower uric acid: It is not feasible to remove crystals from the joint. If you have gout, your doctor can prescribe medication to lower blood uric acid, in addition to ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
Often diet related: Many different foods and alcohol can increase uric acid levels. Red wine and beer are examples as are red meat, liver, and shellfish are examples. Oth ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Crabmeat has purines which are metabolized to uric acid. However, diet has little effect on serum uric acid levels despite what some doctors on this s ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Diet not helpful: Studies have clearly shown that diet has little benefit on serum uric acid levels no matter what other doctors may tell you. The one thing you should ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends upon symptom: If you have no symptoms I am not sure you should do anything to change your uric acid levels. If on the other hand you have gout i would certainly co ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
None: The only food item that you should stop is alcohol. Regardless of what other docs tell you, studies have shown conclusively that diet has little or no ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Water pills.: Diuretics (water pills) are the most common meds that elevate the serum uric acid.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Nothing: Any food that does not contain protein will not contribute to uric acid. Foods high in protein, iron, glucose, and processed sugar are also known to r ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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High uric acid: Blood uric acid elevations can have a genetic cause; is there a family history of gout? Otherwise, kidney impairment, diuretic therapy, being overwei ... Read More
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