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What can I eat on a low purine diet?

What can I eat  on a low purine diet?

Complex carbs: Choose complex carbohydrates. Eat more whole grains and fruits and vegetables and fewer refined carbohydrates, such as white bread, cakes and candy. Avoid alcohol, saturated fats in meats, poultry and certain fish, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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I have a gout for 3 weeks now and still don't go away. Im taking colchicine and febuxostat. What else should I do. Im on low purine diet.

I have a gout for 3 weeks now and still don't go away. Im taking colchicine and febuxostat. What else should I do. Im on low purine diet.

Treatment of Gout: There are 2 types of treatment for gout. One type of treatment are medications(e.G . Colchicine) decreased the symptoms of inflammation such as pain and swelling. Another type of treatment are medications(e.g. Febuxostat) that decrease the uric acid levels. If pain and swelling is persistent with colchicine, you may need short course of oral steroids. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a kidney ok in creatinine and no protein in uric fail to flush uric acid? Is this treatable? Already consuming low purine diet but still 7.8.

Can a kidney ok in creatinine and no protein in uric fail to flush uric acid? Is this treatable? Already consuming low purine diet but still 7.8.

See below: It would require an in-person evaluation to determine the need, if any, for treating your elevated uric acid level. Please consult these links for information and discuss the matter with your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/high-uric-acid-level/basics/definition/sym-20050607 http://www.rheumatology.org/Portals/0/Files/ACR%20Guidelines%20for%20Management%20of%20Gout_Part%201.pdf ...Read more

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Gout? Beer 1X month, shellfish cause bodywide fasciculations, pain, and tingling of extremities. I do good on a low purine diet. No swelling or heat.

Gout? Beer 1X month, shellfish cause bodywide fasciculations, pain, and tingling of extremities. I do good on a low purine diet. No swelling or heat.

Gout: Gout usually effects one area of the body at a time usually only one joint area is effected sounds like you have something going on in both legs same time consider seeing a Rheumatologist for a work up and a allergist ...Read more

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I've tried limiting purines from a diet perspective. Is there anything anyone has tried before i take allopurinol?

I've tried limiting purines from a diet perspective. Is there anything anyone has tried before i take allopurinol?

NO: Diet is virtually worthless in the treatment of high serum uric acid levels. The only exception is to limit alcohol intake. The longer you delay allopurinol, the more uric acid is deposited in joints, kidneys and blood vessels. ...Read more

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What is the peak urinary excretion of uric acid if on a purine-rich diet?

What is the peak urinary excretion of uric acid if on a purine-rich diet?

Varies from person t: Varies from person to person and also depends on how much you are ingesting. Best thing to do is have your 24 hr urine measured for uric acid! ...Read more

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What diet to follow for reducing uric acid . My uric acid is 7.2. I am avoiding all kinds of protien & purines. I take only "concor am 5" daily fr bp?

What diet to follow for reducing uric acid . My uric acid is 7.2. I am avoiding all kinds of protien & purines. I take only "concor am 5" daily fr bp?

If you have gout: If you have known gout, you would want to lower the uric acid to below 6. Consider avoiding carbonated sugary drinks as these have associated with triggering gout attacks. Weight loss could also potentially help. ...Read more

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What are beers that are low in purine?

What are beers that are low in purine?

All relatively low : I assume you're trying to decrease the risk of gout attacks. All beers are relatively low. Look here: http://www.Acumedico.Com/purine.Htm. If gout is the issue it's more important to reduce sugar and especially high fructose corn syrup intake. Gout comes from an inefficient or impaired liver. All alcohol impairs liver function, as do many medications. The best approach is a low carb diet. ...Read more

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Is flounder low in purines?

Is flounder low in purines?

Not extremely low: Forget diet. You do not lower your serum uric acid level all that much by diet alone. ...Read more

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Is banana low in purine? And where can I find an accurate list of foods high and low in purines? Thank you very much :)

Is banana low in purine?
And where can I find an accurate list of foods high and low in purines? 

Thank you very much :)

It turns out: this is harder to find than I thought! I actually could not find such a list on the USDA web page. I did find a list at acumedico.com/purine.htm which is quite extensive, and while I have no reason to doubt its reliability, I have no way to substantiate it either. It looks pretty good to me though:) Stay well! ...Read more

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Why is beer listed so low on the purine table if it's bad for gout?

Why is beer listed so low on the purine table if it's bad for gout?

Not sure: Beer is a prime cause of gout due to the hops, etc.. If you have gout, stay completely away from beer if you want to prevent another attack! ...Read more

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Is calamares high in purines?

Is calamares high in purines?

Moderately high: Calamari is moderately high in purines. They are not nearly as high as organ meats, sardines and anchovies, but are moderately high so should be minimized. If gout is stable having moderate portions now and then may be tolerated. A variety of natural remedies can be helpful for gout including vitamin c, Folic Acid and tart cherry juice. See http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/gout. ...Read more

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What are purines and do they affect gout?

Yes they do: Gout occurs when there is high level of uric acid in blood which causes crysals to form and get deposited in joints to cause the inflammation and pain.Uric acid is produced by breakdown of purines. Purines do occur naturally in our bodies but also come from eating certain foods like organ meats, anchovies, herring, asparagus and mushrooms. ...Read more

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What are purine foods that can cause gout?

What are purine foods that can cause gout?

Shellfish, beer,wine: The foods to avoid are fermented beverages(like beer and wine), shellfish, banannas, smoked meat and fish, organ meats(liver), peanuts, and excess caffeine. If you have had more then one attack of gout go you your doctor for treatment as these attacks can lead to arthritis. ...Read more

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What is purine metabolism? Is that important to know about?

What is purine metabolism?  Is that important to know about?

"makes my toe hurt": Purines are naturally occurring compounds found in all cells and in high concentration in certain foods including organ meats, shellfish and even some leafy vegetables.The metabolism of purines results in the formation of uric acid. In some persons excessive uric acid can deposit in kidneys and produce kidney stones or in joints and produce inflammation and pain resulting in gout. ...Read more

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Does cow's tongue have a lot of purine?

Does cow's tongue have a lot of purine?

Moderate: The cows tongue has a moderate amount of purines. Other offal meats have more purines such as brain, heart or kidney. ...Read more

Purine (Definition)

Purine is one of the two classes of bases in dna and rna. The purine bases are adenine and guanine. Uric acid is a purine end -product. Uric acid is the ...Read more