If you are experiencing pain and swelling in your joints, toes, ankles or knees one of the reasons for it could be due to excessive uric acid in your blood. If uric acid is not removed from the body in time and gets stored in the body in the form of crystals, it could create more problems like Hyperuricemia.
But first, let me quickly explain what is uric acid and why it needs to be eliminated from your body:
1: Basically, Uric acid is a waste product made when the body breaks down chemicals called Purine. Purine is found in our cells and in some food.
2: So, this waste needs to be flushed out through the kidneys, but if for some reason Uric acids get stored in the body, it can cause Gout- inflammation of joints or kidney diseases.
3: Blood can have a certain amount of uric acid. The normal range for men is 2.5-7.0 Mg/dl and for women is 1.5-6.0 Mg/dl.
5: Pain or swelling in the joints, especially in the legs. Back pain, pain while urinating or pain in the abdomen are some of the symptoms of high uric acid.
But how uric acid increases suddenly?
Let me tell you, there’s nothing sudden. Some of the eating habits and lifestyle is responsible for it:
> Alcohol consumption
>Excessive vitamin B3
>Purine rich diet- like organ meats, mushrooms, lentils, High-fat foods, oatmeal, spinach, beans cauliflower, yeast or yeast extract.
Now, I am not saying to not eat the above-mentioned food, but it should be in moderation.
But, wait, some foods are low in purine content, like low fat/fat-free diet, peanuts, nuts, fruits, whole grain rice/ bread, potatoes, coffee, etc.
The first thing you need to do is get blood tested and then take the appropriate action to avoid anything serious. Consult a doctor and be wise.
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