Medical Question & AnswersCategory: Otherssuffering from High Uric Acid
Rakesh Singh asked 8 years ago

I am Rakesh Singh from Burdwan (West Bengal).
Age 42 yrs. I am suffering from High Uric Acid 7:16 mg.
So, please suggest the remedy

1 Answers
freedoctorhelpline Staff answered 8 years ago

If uric acid levels are too high, the first preferred treatment is a change of eating habits. If uric acid levels remain high over a long period of time and the change of diet makes no positive difference, medication will need to be used. This will either reduce the production of uric acid in the body or increase the elimination of uric acid through the kidneys. In the case of acute gout attacks, anti-inflammatory pain medication combined with cold compresses can provide significant relief in just a few hours. Discuss the treatment with your doctor and ensure that you have your levels checked on a regular basis.

Tips for increased uric acid levels and gout

  • Watch your weight. Try to lose weight slowly.
  • Eat fresh fruit, vegetables, whole wheat products and some pulses (high in purine) every day.
  • Enjoy low-fat milk and dairy products daily.
  • Keep an eye on the purine content of food. Avoid offal, shellfish and crustaceans and tinned fish such as sardines in oil.
  • Eat no more than 100g of meat, sausages, fish and poultry a day.
  • Drink alcohol only occasionally, as it affects the elimination of uric acid.
  • Eat low-fat food. The consumption of high-fat foods encourages weight gain.
  • Drink at least two litres of low-calorie fluids a day. Recommended fluids are water, tea and fruit juice.

To help with practical diet planning, it can help to gain advice from a qualified dietician. They will be able to clarify any questions you have and healthily and effectively reduce your values.

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