Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Uric Acid & Causes

Uric acid is a purine metabolic waste substances from the food we eat. Purine is a substance contained in any food that comes from the living body. In other words, in the living body there is this purine substances, and because we eat these creatures, then moves into purine substance in our body. Joints are attacked mainly the toes, knees, ankles, wrists, fingers and elbows. Besides pain, gout disease can also make the joints swollen, inflamed, hot and stiff. About 90% of uric acid diseases caused by the inability of the kidneys remove uric acid completely from the body through urine. Some other small because the body produces excess uric acid. Gout disease mostly affects men over 40 years and women who have menopause. People with gout usually have other complaints such as high blood pressure, kidney disease, diabetes and atherosclerosis. Half of gout sufferers are people who are overweight. If allowed, the disease can develop into uric acid kidney stones and lead to kidney failure.

Symptoms of Uric Acid:
  1. Tingling and shooting pain
  2. Pain, especially at night or early morning waking
  3. Joints affected by uric acid visible swelling, redness, heat and pain at night and extraordinary morning.
These are foods high in purine which become taboo for people with uric acid.
  • Alcohol, coffee & soft drinks
  • Belinjo and chips
  • Nuts
  • Asparagus, mushrooms, cooked spinach, and mustard greens
  • Mutton
  • Offal and lard (fat)
  • Shellfish
  • Duck and turkey
  • Salmon, mackerel, sardines, crab, shrimp, and several other fish
  • Cream and ice cream
Some of the following is recommended to reduce uric acid:
  1. Do not take aspirin (if needed pain-reducing medication, select the type of ibuprofen and others)
  2. Drink plenty of water, especially for patients who suffer from kidney stones, to remove uric acid crystals in the body.
  3. Eating foods containing high potassium such as vegetables and fruits, potatoes, avocado, milk and yogurt, banana
  4. Eating fruits rich in vitamin C, especially citrus and strawberry
  5. Sexually active because sex can facilitate the production of urine so that lowering uric acid levels.

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