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can excessive food intake cause high uric acid?

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Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 38 years experience
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 contrary, if for example, you ingested large quantities of salmon, this would probably bring your uric acid down. Your diet does make a difference with gout.
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 may enhance uric acid excretion - and if you incline diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, and nuts, using white fish and egg white for protein, then uric acid levels will come down.

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No: The quick answer "no" probably holds for most situations. But, in a subset of children, cow milk allergy is aggravated by the ingestion of dairy products prompting increased congestion. Parents perhaps notice the intake of milk can often trigger a "phlegm effect" in the back of their throat--probably driving the notion that dairy produces increased mucous. Yet a sip of water can easily clear this.
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Why do I have to take penicillin vk tablets before food?

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Can you contract oral herpes from contaminated food?

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Herpes: I do not believe so. The virus would need a open sore, crack or cut to enter the body. Could a herpes virus live on food and then brush over a open sore on someone else say for instance sharing a bite on a utensil? Yes , i believe it could be transferred.
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