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Dr. Steven Charlap
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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

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Diet (Definition)

Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Namey
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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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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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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Dr. Carlo Valencia
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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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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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I don't have a diet high in purine, but i have got diagnosed a UTI and high uric levels, would this be related to my kidneys.

I don't have a diet high in purine, but i have got diagnosed a UTI and high uric levels, would this be related to my kidneys.

Hi uric acid: At your age, yes, likely a kidney reason. Genetic etiologies may be at work. Enzyme deficiency can exist. ...Read more

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Dr. Frank Smith
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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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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Which foods have a high purine content ?

Which foods have a high purine content ?

Some: Sardines, liver, and other organ meats sweet breads, (pancreas not baked goods), dried mushroom, large amounts of animal products. ...Read more

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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What is the definition or description of: purine?

What is the definition or description of: purine?

Base in DNA and RNA: 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 offending substance in gout. ...Read more

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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


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