Uric Acid

Uric Acid

HOW COMMON IS URIC ACID ?

It is relatively common Before we understand why your body needs uric acid – Uric acid is an antioxidant that your body, immune system, and tissues need to function well and reduce inflammation. But remember, too much of anything can become a problem.Many people are found to have high uric acid in their blood test reports and consult a doctor. You are given medicines to treat it, but these alone will not help you. It may suppress your symptoms, control pain, or make your blood reports look good, but it won’t address your root cause. For lasting results you will have to change your lifestyle. Uric acid is very common these days and if not treated on time may lead to gout. Uric acid is a waste product of body produced by breakdown of purines.

OME OF THE SYMPTOMS YOU MAY EXPERIENCE:-

-Joint pain or soreness.
-Swelling and pain in a joint, such as the big toe, ankle, or knee, or red skin around a joint.
-Skin that looks shiny and is red or purple.
-Pain in your lower back or side

Causes of high uric acid:-

– Dehydration
-Too much alcohol consumption
-Consumption of too much soda or foods containing fructose
-High BP
-Genetics
-Kidney problems
-Obesity
-Psoriasis
-Purine rich diets
-Chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer

Foods that are rich in purines and should be limited in diet:-

-organ meats
-Sea foods
-Poultry
-Lentils
-Legumes
-Soy Products

Fructose stimulates the breakdown of purines in the body and are generally found in

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-Fruits
-Honey
-Jaggery
-Sugar
-Processed, packaged and aerated drinks
-Limiting purine rich foods like spinach, mushroom, dried beans , peas, red meat, fish, alcohol can help you with this

PREVENTION OF HIGH URIC ACID LEVELS:

○ Limit purine rich foods – Limit intake of purine rich foods such as spinach, fish, shellfish etc
○ Avoid sugar – Avoid sugar as it increases the sugar levels and leads to higher uric acid levels
○ Avoid alcohol – Limit alcohol completely as it’s consumption can increase uric acid levels
○ Add more fibre to your diet – Adding fibre in diet helps to maintain and lower the uric acid levels
○ Boost vitamin C intake- Increase vitamin C rich diets in your diet such as amla, oranges, kiwi, lemon,
tomatoes, green leafy vegetables etc Boost folic acid (broccoli, green leafy vegetables, kidney beans),
omega 3 (fish, nuts, plant oil).
○ Manage your weight – if obese or overnight then manage your weight as it may lead to uricemia.
○ Proper hydration – Drink sufficient amount of water, that may help dissolve uric acid
○ Exercises – Low to moderate intensity exercises like yoga, cycling, walking may help lower uric acid levels.
Note-:After deeply understanding your lifestyle, body type and your eating habits, we design a diet plan that meets all the nutritional needs of your body. The best thing about the diet program provided by us is that we help you to cure your disease in a healthy and effective way.

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