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What are the foods to avoid with excessive uric acid?

What are the foods to avoid with excessive uric acid?

Alcohol, meat: Alcohol, red meat, organ meats, turkey, shellfish, and drinks with high fructose corn syrup. Some vegetables may be high in uric acid too, but vegetarians tend to do better with gout so i wouldn't avoid them. ...Read more

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Uric Acid (Definition)

Uric acid is a naturally-occurring waste product produced by the body. Humans are not very good at getting rid of uric acid, and in some people it builds up and causes a form of joint pain (usually ...Read more


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Is it better to avoid high fructose corn syrup or limit sodium, calories, and carbs during pregnancy ?

Is it better to avoid high fructose corn syrup or limit sodium, calories, and carbs during pregnancy ?

Neither: There is no evidence that any of those dietary restrictions are helpful during pregnancy. Avoiding excessive weight gain is great, but your goal for weight gain depends on your starting weight. If you are already obese (BMI > 30), then you should gain very little weight during the pregnancy, and eating a low calorie, low carb diet can help. You should NOT try to lose weight, though! ...Read more

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What food should I avoid and eat if my uric acid is high?

What food should I avoid and eat if my uric acid is high?

Diet and gout: Tart cherry juice is effective; avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will aggravate gout. Avoid these. Also, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - this may enhance uric acid excretion - and if you incline your diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, using egg white for protein, then your uric acid levels will come down. ...Read more

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Which drinks to avoid with high cholesterol?

Which drinks to avoid with high cholesterol?

High fat: Avoid drinks with high fat content such as dairy, like milk or shakes. Would also avoid extremely sweet drinks which can raise your triglycerides, a form of bad cholesterol. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are high oxalate containing foods one can avoid to reduce calcium oxalate stones in my kidneys?Plz send me list to avoid such food in my diet

What are high oxalate containing foods one can avoid to reduce calcium oxalate stones in my kidneys?Plz send me list to avoid such food in my diet

Oxalate: Although many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are believed to increase importantly in the urine and then promote kidney stone formation. They are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans (fresh, canned, or cooked), excluding lima and green beans. It is best to avoid these foods. Drinking 3 to 4 liters per day of fluid is essential. ...Read more

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What dietary foods leads to elevated blood level as to increase uric acid level in blood?

What dietary foods leads to elevated blood level as to increase uric acid level in blood?

Well known: Beef, lamb, pork, shellfish, most alcoholic beverages: beer is worse than spirits such as vodka and gin, moderate wine consumption is fine. Foods high in fructose such as non diet soda and fruit juices also get converted to uric acid and should be minimized. ...Read more

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What are foods that I should avoid due to acid reflux?

What are foods that I should avoid due to acid reflux?

Avoid....: carbonated beverages, caffeine, spicy foods, peppermint, chocolate, over eating. ...Read more

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I need to know the food that increases uric acid and cholestrol?

I need to know the food that increases uric acid and cholestrol?

Diet no influence: Studies have shown that diet has little effect on serum uric acid. There is no need to change your diet other than to minimize alcohol intake. ...Read more

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Is water spinach high in purines and can cause gout?

Is water spinach high in purines and can cause gout?

Spinach: Spinach is listed as a high purine content food. If it were as simple as drinking water to reduce purines, there would be very few cases of gout. So , that doesn't work. Sorry. Limiting your intake of purine rich foods is key - see gout in the search engine of your choice for a list. See your podiatrist or rheumatologist for help when it flares ...Read more

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When is stomach pH highest and why is it recommended to take nsaids with food if food in stomach actually triggers acid production? Thanks!

When is stomach pH highest and why is it recommended to take nsaids with food if food in stomach actually triggers acid production?    Thanks!

Gastric pH: Remember now on the pH scale, low pH is more acid, high pH is more alkaline. Your stomach is always an acidic environment but when more gastric fluid contents are elaborated the pH may be lower. When it is recommended to take medicine with food it is because it coats your stomach and can protect from the direct interaction of dissolved pharmaceuticals with the gastric mucosa. Talk w/pharmacist plz ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are safe to eat when trying to avoid high potassium levels?

Please suggest what foods are safe to eat when trying to avoid high potassium levels?

Nephrologist: Potassium balance is tightly regulated by the kidneys, so any potassium disorder implies some derangement in potassium handling. If you have high potassium problems, you must consult nephrologist. Please see this website for info on low potassium diet. http://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/potassium.cfm. ...Read more

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Can you suggest foods to reduce uric acid level?

A waste of time: For the 10,000th time, diet has virtually no effect on serum uric acid levels. If you do not have gout or kidney stones, do nothing. If you do have one or both then you need to be on allopurinol to normalize your serum uric acid. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to completely avoid drinks with high fructose corn syrup?

Is it advisable to completely avoid drinks with high fructose corn syrup?

Not necessarily: You are unlikely to be "allergic" to this sugar and although it has a high calorie to sweetness ratio it is just a simple food source. A diet composed of high quality carbohydrates fats and proteins is likely to support the healthiest lifestyle. However, an occasional intake of this sugar source is of no consequence to most. ...Read more

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Tomatoes are high in sodium. I have high nlood pressure. Is it wise to eat tomatoes.

Tomatoes are high in sodium.  I have high nlood pressure.  Is it wise to eat tomatoes.

Avoid high sodium: High sodium foods increase water retention and can raise blood pressure. It's okay occasionally if your kidney function is normal. ...Read more

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What causes uric acid levels to get to high and lead to gout?

What causes uric acid levels to get to high and lead to gout?

2 Causes: Excess uric acid is either caused by under excretion (kidneys) or overproduction. The latter is often due to an enzyme deficiency, and made worse by a high purine (protein) diet. A low purine diet, good hydration and talking to your doctor about possibly taking Allopurinol should help. ...Read more

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