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Which food can help lower your uric acid?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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 effect on uric acid levels.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Uric acid diet: Tart cherry juice is effective; 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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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 45-year-old female asked:

How can I lower my uric acid ?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Studies suggest!: Dietary changes do not yield major results. If your uric acid is too high, cutting alcohol and organ meats will help, but you should be on generic Allopurinol or uloric to take your level below 6 mg /dl! uric acid not only causes gout, kidney stones, but can damage the kidneys! your profile suggests you have metabolic syndrome, heading for type 2 diabetes, beware!
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A 65-year-old male asked:

How do I lower uric acid levels?

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Dr. Robert Isaacs
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Uric acid: Whether or not you need to lower your uric acid level depends on whether it is causing problems. The main issue with a high uric acid level is the possibility of having gout attacks. If you are not having negative effects from the elevated uric acid then it is called "asymptomatic hyperuricaemia" and it is generally not felt to be necessary to treat it. Follow-up with your doctor to discuss.

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