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Doctor insights on: Nutritional Supplements That Cause An Increase In Uric Acid

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I have high uric acid issue. I want to for for BCAA supplement. Wanted to know that BCAA can increase the risk of gout and increases the uric acid?

I have high uric acid issue. I want to for for BCAA supplement. Wanted to know that BCAA can increase the risk of gout and increases the uric acid?

BCAAs and gout: There are so many "supplements" on the market to "enhance" performance, it is no wonder this is a multibillion dollar industry. While BCAAs don't necessarily increase uric acid, and recent studies have shown they may decrease plasma uric, they are exorbitantly expensive. Best to get BCAAs from whey, and milk proteins, beef, chicken, fish, soy proteins, eggs, baked beans,
whole wheat, brown rice, ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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I workout at the gym every day. I take protein supplements and 10 egg whites and skimmed milk for protein. My uric acid is high. How to reduce it.

I workout at the gym every day. I take protein supplements and 10 egg whites and skimmed milk for protein. My uric acid is high. How to reduce it.

See details: The first thing you need to do is to determine if there is an underlying cause for the elevated uric acid. In spite of doctor's touting a low protein diet, studies have shown that diet has little effect. Have a rheumatologist evaluate the issue. ...Read more

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Bi-lateral Knee pain. My uric acid was at 10.7 mg/dl but no swelling or redness. I have to take allopurinol for a month. Can I replace with supplements?

Bi-lateral Knee pain. My uric acid was at 10.7 mg/dl but no swelling or redness. I have to take allopurinol for a month. Can I replace with supplements?

Elevated uric acid-: - (gout), runs in families if you have minimal symptoms consider yourself lucky. The potential is there for a full blown gouty attack. Even a short lived attack can damage joints. I had an acute attack in my toe from onset 2 end of it was 8 hours. Ruined through metatarsal pylangeal joint & had surgery on it. I take allopurinol every day since, no trouble. Stopping it sets you up for this 2 occur. ...Read more

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Can renal failure cause increase in uric acid level?

Can renal failure cause increase in uric acid level?

Yes it can: Yes it can. As the kidney weakens, uric acid levels can increase and lead to gout attacks. ...Read more

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Does coffee increase the amount of uric acid in the body? I drink maybe 8 cups per day. Could this be the cause of my gout?

Does coffee increase the amount of uric acid in the body? I drink maybe 8 cups per day. Could this be the cause of my gout?

Coffee seems to help: Actually, drinking coffee seems to reduce the risk of gout and is not the cause! See http://www.Arthritis.Org/research/funded-research/research-update/journal-summaries/coffee-gout-risk/
however, diet does have a big effect on gout. For a good summary of ways to reduce risk of gout including diet, supplements and herbs see http://www. Umm. Edu/altmed/articles/gout-000070.Htm. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much soda for 2 weeks before blood test cause increased uric acid? My uric acid was 9.2

Can drinking too much soda for 2 weeks before blood test cause increased uric acid? My uric acid was 9.2

No: You need a further evaluation of the reason it's elevated. I doubt is the soda and we need to know more about your general health ...Read more

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What could be the reason for pain in joints (different joints everyday) other than increase in uric acid? Current uric acid is 5.61 mg/dL.

What could be the reason for pain in joints (different joints everyday) other than increase in uric acid? Current uric acid is 5.61 mg/dL.

Joint pain: Hi, there are too many reasons to have pain in joints, Osteoarthritis, Autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases, some STDs and Gout among other causes, Please see your provider for evaluation and treatment.
Feel better soon. ...Read more

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My uric acid test gave a result of 0.75 which I believe is high & my triglycerides were 2.9 with chol/hdl ratio at 4.6. Is it cause for concern? Thks

My uric acid test gave a result of 0.75 which I believe is high & my triglycerides were 2.9 with chol/hdl ratio at 4.6. Is it cause for concern? Thks

Slightly high all.: Usually uric acid is measured in mg/dl. Normal values range between 3.5 and 7.2 mg/dl. If pt has hx of gout or elevated uric acid in the past 7.5. Mg/ dl is not too much. Sometime leves go up with diuretics. The ideal ratio for the body should be 3.5:1 or below. Normal triglycerides is <150 mg/dl http://ldlhdlcholesterollevels. Org/the-perfect-cholesterol-ratio-for-an-individual. ...Read more

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I am a vegan, do not eat even eggs, but I have uric acid 7.04 what might be cause?

I am a vegan, do not eat even eggs, but I have uric acid 7.04 what might be cause?

Genetics: Please forgive my frankness. Diet is only a minor factor in determining your uric acid levels, and the health benefits of the vegan diet are less clear than the moral benefits. This is the truth despite everything you read online. You also need to have a competent, evidence-based physician to guide you with supplementing if you're going to continue as a vegan. ...Read more

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I often feel nauseated and feel better after urinating. Uric acid is 1.9, cause for concern?

I often feel nauseated and feel better after urinating. Uric acid is 1.9, cause for concern?

Not due to uric acid: Your uric acid level is not a cause for concern, however, that still leaves the cause of nausea unresolved. Try varying the intake of water. Drinking more water, may paradoxically be helpful. ...Read more

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Uric acid is increased and due to this I have not been able to eat hard stuff, I had a drip today but after an hour I vomit and it contain blood drops.

Uric acid is increased and due to this I have not been able to eat hard stuff, I had a drip today but after an hour I vomit and it contain blood drops.

Not uric acid: A high uric acid level isn't going to prevent you from eating or cause you to vomit. If I understand, you have been unable to eat solids but did take liquid which you vomited and saw that it contains blood drops. You need to get with your physician and perhaps have endoscopy. You're on lexotinil, a benzodiazepine that interferes with learning and memory. Consider a 2nd physician's input. ...Read more

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I recently had some blood work done and was told I'm at increased risk for gout. My uric acid level was at 9.3 mg/dl. I'm in my early twenties. What lifestyle changes do I need to make?

You have gout!: With a uric acid level of 9.3 mg/dl not only are you at increased risk for gout...YOU HAVE IT! You need to, avoid beer and grain liquors, red meat, lamb and pork, organ meats, such as liver, kidneys and sweetbreads, seafood, especially shellfish, like shrimp, lobster, mussels, anchovies and sardines. A quick internet search will tell you much more. ...Read more

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Please inform me about increase uric acid how it can be controlled?

If you have: Gout it can be controlled with diet and medications, it can be harmful causing arthritis and kidney stones and other serious complications ...Read more

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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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What are the symptoms of increased levels of uric acid in human body?

Hyperuricemia: High uric acid (hyperuricemia), can occur from many conditions; chemotherapy for cancer is often assoc. With hyperuricemia. Alcohol intake can lead to hyperuricemia. Symptoms vary from none to acute joint pain from gout (which is exquisitely tender!). Kidney stones from uric acid can lead to urine infection and severe pain. The Am. College Rheumatology advises ideal uric acid as ...Read more

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Can excessive food intake cause high uric acid?

Uric acid diet: Yes, certain kinds: 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. ...Read more

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Can arterial fibulation be a catalyst for increased uric acid?

Can arterial fibulation be a catalyst for increased uric acid?

Not than I'm aware: Atrial fibrillation is the most common rhythm abnormality that occurs; it may start spontaneously, usually people over 40, or it may be due to a valve disorder of the heart, like congenital heart disease, or mitral valve disease. Increased uric acid is largely a genetic cause, or from diuretics or dehydration, and can predispose to gout or kidney stones. There is no relationship between the two. ...Read more

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