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How To Decrease Uric Acid From Body
Why bother?: There are a few reasons that i can think of for lowering serum uric acid: to treat gout and uric acid kidney stones. When some types of cancer are treated, there is a complication called tumor lysis syndrome. In that setting medication is given to prevent a sudden elevation of uric acid. However i cannot think of a reason to quickly lower serum uric acid. ...Read more
It depends: If you do not have gout there is no reason to do anything. If you do have a history of gout or kidney stones, Allopurinol is the drug of choice for most. Regardless of what other docs may tell you, studies have clearly shown that diets and high water intake have only minimal effect on serum uric acid levels. ...Read more
Gout uric acid rx: Take in tart cherry juice and tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns / day. And avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 liters per day. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 your diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, using white fish and egg white for protein, then your uric acid levels will come down. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not for prevention: We need uric acid but High levels of uric acid is called hyperuricemia and can lead to gout.Diet wise High intake of dietary purine, high-fructose corn syrup, and table sugar can cause increased uric acid.Serum uric acid can be elevated due to reduced excretion by the kidneys. Fasting or rapid weight loss can temporarily elevate uric acid levels.Certain drugs, such as thiazide diuretics, can incr. ...Read more
It depends: Reasons to be treated for high uric acid include at least 2 flares of gout per year, or a history of uric acid kidney stones. If there is no gout or kidney stones, treatment for high uric acid is usually not necessary. If there is a reason to treat, Allopurinol is the drug of choice. Febuxostat is a newer, more expensive option if Allopurinol is not effective or there is an allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat fewer calories: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more
Don't do it!: I'm sorry that any human being, anywhere, is judged by the color of his/her skin. In the usa, even discussing a person's natural skin color as looking good or not is considered the height of ignorance. As goes the usa, so does the rest of the world soon enough. If you try to bleach your skin, you'll disfigure yourself & be ridiculed like michael jackson. You're a man; to look great, get fit. ...Read more
There is no such : Thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general & a certain % will be abdominal fat. Eat healthfully & be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet may help some: You're already on zyloprim (allopurinol) / Allopurinol for your uric acid / gout. Uric acid crystals in your knee are likely to dissolve as the medication does its work. Your physician may or may not feel that some dietary restrictions may be helpful, but no magic food cures gout. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more
No: Most stones are caused by crystallization of calcium oxalate. The most common antidote is magnesium. Uric acid actually comes from the metabolism of sugar and vitamin b1, which works closely with magnesium would be more likely to help rather than b6. Avoidance of sugar may be a key factor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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