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What are purines and do they affect gout?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: High purine food

Such as shellfish certain types of meats and alcohol increase the production of uric acid in the body.
Get out occurs when the body cannot metabolize uric acid adequately. Medicines are taken to help get rid of the excess uric acid. If one counters this by eating foods that make more your casted then of course you are defeating the purpose of the medication. Hi was at York acid in the blood will c

In brief: High purine food

Such as shellfish certain types of meats and alcohol increase the production of uric acid in the body.
Get out occurs when the body cannot metabolize uric acid adequately. Medicines are taken to help get rid of the excess uric acid. If one counters this by eating foods that make more your casted then of course you are defeating the purpose of the medication. Hi was at York acid in the blood will c
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