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what is the cause of uric acid build up thanks?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Rheumatology 33 years experience
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. Other patients with increased uric acid levels can be caused by the body not eliminating uric acid which can be diagnosed by lab/urine tests. Good luck
Dr. George Mathew
Cardiology 58 years experience
Certain medications can also increase or decrease Uric Acid levels in the blood, Thanks, George Mathew.
Jul 30, 2017

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A 30-year-old member asked:

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.
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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.
A 30-year-old male asked:

What are the vegetarian foods contains uric acid?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Mushrooms, peas...: Foods do not contain uric acid but have purines which are metabolized into uric acid. The vegetarian food highest in purines are asparagus, cauliflower, lentils, lima & navy beans, mushrooms, oatmeal, peas & spinach. These can usually be eaten in moderation. More important than avoiding these might be avoiding alcohol & high-fructose corn syrup, as these raise uric acid levels.

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