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whats uric acid?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Metabolis by-product: Uric acid is formed in the process of metabolism of proteins by the body. It can also form with high cellular turnover in persons undergoing chemotherapy or treatment for cancer. Uric acid can get to high levels and precipitate out in the body in joints, soft tissues and in the kidneys to give "gout". Medications, diet, hydration are the treatments.
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Chemical Purine Met: Uric acid is a breakdown product of chemical reaction in the body related to substances called purines. The purines undergo chemical breakdown as part of their usual metabolism and uric acid is one of the these breakdown products. It circulates in the blood and is excreted in the urine. In gout its blood level is increased and it can develop urate crystals in the tissue and joints in gout.

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A 52-year-old male asked:

What to do when your uric acid high?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Uric acid: Uric acid comes from purines made naturally by your body as well as from purines in your diet. Avoid foods high in purines like red meats, organ meats, canned tuna, anchovies, mackerel, sardines, herring, mussels, scallops, shrimp and lobster. Avoid alcohol. Avoid sugar. Eat more plant-based proteins and drink lots of fluids. Choose low-fat or nonfat dairy products. The goa is <6.0 for hx of gout.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What foods can help to decrease uric acid?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
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 raise uric acid. Nn foods are known to decrease it. Certain drugs like Allopurinol are used to treat gout.
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A 52-year-old male asked:

What are the foods to avoid with excessive uric acid?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Red meat, etc.: The main foods to avoid or consume less of include red meat and seafood, also less dairy foods and milk, and foods with high fructose content. Increased vitamin c intake (foods with high vit c content) also helps, as does avoiding alcoholic beverages, which can dehydrate the body and thus increase the chance of a gouty attack. Losing weight also lowers the risk of a gouty attack and uric acid.
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A 45-year-old male asked:

Whats foods & vegetabels is good & bad for Uric acid.one of my family memeber having uric acid detected.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Diet worthless: In spite of what some doctors may tell you, studies have convincingly shown that diet has little benefit. Cherry juice may reduce the frequency of attacks.
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A 56-year-old male asked:

Sugr fst 6.1 S chol 160 HDL41 LDL96 TG115 Uric Acid 5.2 I am 56 ply tennis 3tim a wek Wt 74kg ht 5'7".Whats your health suggestions for me.

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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
See suggestions: Your in good shape. Get a minimum of 150 minutes of exercise weekly. Even walking gives a benefit. But the more vigorous the activity the greater the benefit for health overall. Helps to prevent cancer, cardiovascular disease and likely Alzheimer's disease. Try to limit meat and dairy. Healthiest diet is vegetarian. Vegan even more so. See check list on Vegan diet and&gt;http://bit.ly/1ctNyCy
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
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I myself am not a true vegetarian or vegan(I can't resist good ribs or a steak). But I rarely eat them and try to aim for a vegan approach. You can't change your diet overnight. Even if your vegetarian or vegan 5 days a week and cheat on the weekends it's a step in the right direction.Most importantly avoid: non-organic produce, processed foods, lunch meats with nitrites, farmed fish(WholeFoodsOk)
Sep 8, 2015
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
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Also, read labels: if it contains a lot of ingredients that sound like chemicals, avoid it. Avoid foods containing "Partially hydrogenated"(an euphemism for trans-fats) and High Fructose Corn Syrup. **The fewer additives listed on the label the better.
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