Uric acid- Quick learn

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.

4: Anything above that range is a red signal. It can cause Permanent joint & tissues damage, kidney and heart diseases

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

>Dehydration

>Obesity

>lack of exercise

>Fructose consumption

>B12 deficiency

>diabetes

>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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Until next week, Smile because it’s good for you πŸ˜€

39 responses to “Uric acid- Quick learn”

  1. Another very interesting post, Devang. Thank you for all this useful information. I have to confess, I didn’t know much about this topic at all and was surprised to see that purine is in quite a few of the foods that I eat regularly, even as a vegan. I eat quite a bit of oatmeal, spinach, lentils, mushrooms (my favourite!), and cauliflower. I don’t have huge quantities of any of them really, so I’m guessing I’m okay and haven’t had any of the symptoms or illnesses you mention, thankfully. I do also have a fair bit of low-fat food, nuts, coffee (not in excess) and lots of fruit too, so I think that probably balances things out. I’ve learned a lot today on your website although that’s quite common when I read your posts. Always very helpful. Thank you x 😊

    • Hey thanks!
      I hope you are doing well.
      How is your health?? πŸ™‚
      I was thinking about you 😊
      Your comment always put a smile on my face. I’m looking to new blog from you.
      Also, please suggest what more I can do in such blogs?? My intention is not to scare anyone, but to spread awareness.

      • Thanks, Devang. It’s kind of you to ask. I’m okay although I still have the infection. It didn’t respond to the first lot of antibiotics so I’m now on my second course! I’m hoping they’ll work as I’m getting rather tired and fed up feeling poorly. I will write a post soon; perhaps, when I feel a little better. I can’t think of anything offhand that you could blog about, but I will have a good think and get back to you if I can come up with anything. Take care 😊

      • Take care!!!
        Have a proper rest 🀩
        Thanks for being here. Your comment made me happy.
        Good night from india.
        Have a peaceful time ahead πŸ™‡πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

  2. Hey Devang!
    So as usual this was one the most informative post for me!
    And You know what…few months back my mom used to have severe back pain and then when she went for a checkup..we got to know that her uric acid was very high…but thankfully she’s fine now!
    Also thanks for sharing such informative posts! And hat’s off to the amount of effort that you put in for your every single post

    • Thank you so much for commenting!!
      I really appreciate your time.
      I’m glad to know that your mother is fine now.
      Please let me know what precautions your mother took? It will help me making my blog better.

  3. Again… A really informative post, Devang.
    I had no idea about this earlier, but now that i know i’ll be careful! 😁
    Keep writing, my friend!

  4. Wow! This is is another very useful and informative article. It’s amazing how you work so hard in your research to club up all little pieces of information into a multi faceted jigsaw puzzle.

  5. Wow, very informative article on Uric acid, which is a very common problem for women especially. Thanks for sharing . πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜Šmy mother in law is suffering from it.

  6. One day I suffered from a pain in my left foot.. Yes.. The reason was Uric acid with a big amount in my blood
    I think food can be the reason for most diseases.. So we should choose our food carefully..
    Keep giving dear friend 🌹

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