About Uric Acid
Uric acid is another substance that is created naturally by our body as it goes through the process of eliminating purine from the body. Purine is a substance that is naturally occurring in many food products with high concentrations in meat products. In another mystery of nature and biology it has been shown that too much uric acid can cause problems for the body while also showing some beneficial characteristics. How does this conflict work itself out and how is it possible to maintain a balance between overly high levels of uric acid and amounts that are too low to maintain essential benefits?
This article will provide a brief history of Uric Acid including a look at where it comes from, what foods contain the building blocks for uric acid, and popular uses. I will also show how it is used today and then I will examine some claims and myths about uric acid to discover the truth regarding this often misunderstood compound.
Where Does Uric Acid Come From?
As mentioned earlier, uric acid does not occur naturally but is a by-product of a natural process. Uric acid is produced when the kidneys process purines. Purines are a natural element found in almost all food types. The reason for this ubiquity is that purines are really an essential element for life as they are a part of the chemical structure of all plants and animals. There is a small sub-set of foods that contain a high concentration of purines. These include organ meats like kidneys, livers or fish such as mackerel and herring. When these foods are ingested, the purines are then broken down. The end result of this process is uric acid.
It seems like almost all of our natural processes have a downside, however, and it is not any different with uric acid production. Too much uric acid production can be taxing on the kidneys. The human kidneys is a master balancer as it ensures the right balance between uric acid that is needed for different bodily processes and left over uric acid that needs to dealt with. When too much uric acid is taken in, the kidneys process what is needed and then use the excess uric acid to form crystals. These crystals are then deposited into natural storage areas in our bodies.
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Unfortunately for humans, these storage areas are in various joints like elbows and knees, or far off appendages like toes. When too many of these crystals build up in these areas they can cause inflammation of the joints which can cause unbearable pain and swelling.
These are the unmistakable symptoms of gout. Gout has been with us for centuries. We have read about many a king who suffered from gout as a result of his unlimited appetite. King Henry is a historical sovereign who comes to mind immediately. It is due to the history of gout that we often think of it as a dead ailment. That is far from true. The same processes that created gout in the past are still around today causing suffering for new generations of humans.
That leads us to examine our first claim about uric acid; that uric acid and purine consumption will ultimately lead to gout. The statement is only half true. It is an excess consumption of purines that lead to an overabundance of uric acid and ultimately, gout. Uric acid, as it turns out, is an important element for humans to have around. Uric acid is actually an anti-oxidant that is responsible for maintaining the health of our blood vessel linings.
As a consequence, it is vitally important to maintain a moderate level of uric acid in our bloodstream. So, we can lay to rest the myth that all uric acid is damaging. Like all things natural, there needs to be a balance in order to maintain health and a complete lack of uric acid would actually lead to major problems.
Another claim around uric acid and purines is that all meat products are responsible for the same level of uric acid production. Recent research has turned this assumption on its head. When it comes to purines, not all foods are equal. Research is beginning to show that purines from meat products and fish will lead to gout more quickly than purines from vegetables. Vegetable consumption, surprisingly, actually neither increases nor decreases gout risk, while purines obtained from dairy products may decrease gout risk. So it may be important to include more dairy products in our diet to maintain our daily average of 600mgs of uric acid a day.
Decreasing Uric Acid Production
The problem that many run into when forced to decrease their uric acid production is that the foods with the highest concentrations of purines are some of the healthiest foods available. Chief among foods with high purine content is liver. Liver is also considered to be a vital, healthy food. Many people need to continue to eat some of these foods for other health reasons not related to their issues with uric acid and purines. A simple solution is to continue to eat healthy foods such as salmon, liver and asparagus. It may be wise to cut back on the portions.
Another possible solution would be to boil some of these foods rather than frying or sautéing them. This leads us to the exploration of another claim regarding uric acid and purines.
This claim states that cooking foods high in purine content actually increases the chance that excess uric acid production will occur. Recent examinations of this claim show that the way these foods are cooked is extremely important.
For instance, when boiling some of the high purine content foods, some of the purines become separated and end up in the water.
If the water is discarded, then the purine content of the food is actually decreased.
This leads to the conclusion that those people on a purine restricted diet due to high uric acid levels may not have to eat the majority of their foods raw.
They can actually cook some of their favorite foods and still decrease their uric acid levels.
Alcohol and Uric Acid
There has also been a claim throughout history that increased alcohol intake also leads to an overabundance of uric acid in the body and eventually, gout.
Again if we go back to our history lesson we often recall that many of the historic gout sufferers had a propensity for drinking copious amounts of red wine.
This claim is in fact true. Research has shown that alcohol does reduce the body’s water content. Water is needed to process purines into uric acid and to flush excess uric acid from the body. If this does not happen, then more uric acid crystals may be formed which again is a leading cause for a serious case of extremely painful gout.
Another side effect of increased uric acid in the blood is kidney stones. Kidney stones develop from inefficient kidneys. Kidneys that are busy processing very high levels of purines tend to lose their efficiency. This is obviously another important reason for monitoring purine and uric acid levels in the body.
People that are severely overweight also usually have higher levels of uric acid than the general population. Researchers are not completely sure why this is the case but repeated studies have shown that people who reduce their weight also tend to increase the body’s efficiency in processing purines. Obviously, losing weight can help the body improve purine processing but if excess weight is dropped too rapidly, there can actually be a short-term spike in uric acid levels.
The reason for this is quite simple due to the fact that the body loses muscle during periods of extreme hunger. This is a reason that fasting or extreme dieting is not a good idea for lowering purine and uric acid levels. It is a much better idea to go on a stable diet that focuses on food with lower purine levels while drinking plenty of water.
Soft Drinks and Uric Acid
Now it’s time for a quick word about soft drinks and their link to increased uric acid levels. It turns out that alcoholic beverages are not the only liquid villain when it comes to high uric acid levels and gout. People who drink just two soft drinks a day have an 85% greater chance of developing a case of gout than those who do not. This is due to the high levels of fructose in soft drinks.
The kidneys have a tough time processing large amounts of the fructose found in soft drinks. This naturally leads to questions about other sugary foods such as candy or syrups. It would be wise to avoid those food choices as well. Candy is high in fructose and should be avoided as well.
Ways to Avoid Issues
That covers most of the claims regarding uric acid. There are some things that can help reduce the potential for developing gout that can be used in conjunction with drinking plenty of water and following a diet with lower levels of purine.
First and most important is regular exercise. It seems like exercise is indeed the magic elixir for maladies and it helps with high uric acid levels as well. It may be the fact that exercise is related to lower levels of uric acid through weight reduction alone but it has been shown to be helpful.
Fruit & Vegetable Supplements
It also appears that celery and celery extracts can have a positive impact on uric acid levels. Celery can now be taken in a capsule form. Celery extract is perfectly legal and is available through a number of online herb shops. It looks like most sites are selling doses that run from 50 to 100mgs and the price ranges from $6 to $20 a bottle and most bottles contain anywhere from 50 to 100 capsules.
As with any drug, herb or extract, do your homework and check with your doctor to ensure that there will not be any dangerous conflicts with prescriptions you are currently taking and that there will not be any side effects that could also detract from the effectiveness of some of your prescriptions.
Finally, there is some late breaking research that shows that cherries might also contain elements that are effective in battling increased uric acid levels. The cherries have to be tart and they work by dissolving some of the uric acid crystals that build up in the joints.
It also bears repeating that water is an essential ingredient for processing purines. The kidneys, and every other organ, for that matter need water to function. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day should dramatically reduce uric acid levels in the body in a short period of time.
Keeping a Healthy Uric Acid Level
That wraps up this brief look at purines and uric acid. In summary, it is important to note that purines and uric acid are not necessarily bad things. Purines are found in just about every conceivable food and are an essential element of life. The production of uric acid is a completely normal process and we humans need uric acid to improve the condition of our blood vessels.
Like everything else in nature and in life, there has to be a balance. The body does react negatively when uric acid levels get too high by storing the excess in joints and appendages. It is important to remember that when this happens, balance can be restored by switching to a low purine level diet and increasing the intake of water to help the kidneys process purines effectively.
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i am 50/M. my uric acid level is 8.1 , presently I am having pain in my heel which occurred after 3 years. Since last month I had changed in my diet, I started taking more rotis and more green vegetables and reduced the intake of fruits, Please suggest me something over the same
Hello Agarwalji,it has come under control by drinking 3 2 years and litres of plain water, eating cabbage-patta gobi and boiled potatoes.Avoid Moong,dal rajma or other such pulses which are 2 headed such as grams.Grams,chana etc have double heads.Et only single headed pulse like moong dal-green or yellow rawa suji, mula–radish, tomatoes etc and see the difference.My age is 52 and I have no other health issues.
How long is the cycle from the consumption of the food until the uric acid is utilized and disposed of?
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my uric acid level is 8.7 and i am suffering from tenis elbow from last 8 months please sugest me.
What is the normal level for uric acid?
normally uric acid rate is 2 to 7 point..my level is 8.4 which is high
My uric acid level was 7.0. After Medication it has come to 3.5 .Once I stop taking medicines level increased to 4.5 and in another 2 weeks again increased to 6.8.
What should be and how to maintain the levels .
I am worried whether the problem remains for the life time ?
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My uric level is 5.69.Since 1 month i am feeling pain in my wright elbow. What is the remedy? please help. I am 60 yrs old.
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hi, my husband(37 yrs old) faced this problem. He cannot stand up and walk also.Could u please advise me how can he be safe from these uric acid problem. this is his first time.
my uric acid is 8.3 & Cholestrol is 253. I want less it please help me………..
i am 33 years old. i m suffering from uric acid i.e. 7.7. due to which i have pain in my back bone 7 left leg from hip to knee. please suggest me best medicine and diet to reduce the uric acid level.
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i am 36 years old. i m suffering from uric acid i.e. 7.7. due to which i have pain in my great toe left leg in joint. please suggest me best medicine and diet to reduce the uric acid level.thanks!
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i am 31 years old. i m suffering from High uric acid i.e. 7.1. due to which i have pain in my right top shoulder and whole right arm. Please suggest me best medicine and diet to reduce the uric acid level.
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sir my name is Muhammad Amir 42 years old and from Pakistan. sir my i am last 3 years patient high uric acid 11.1 have lot of pain in my foot. sir tell me about a slotion it?
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hi sir i m 40 years old i m suffering from uric acid my acid level 8.00 and i have foot finger pain to much and my legs and feet are swelling now i start drinking water 5 let. i drink in one day and i take tablet zyloric 100mg. but i have back pain and spl. winter time my both knee are very painful and sometime i cannot walk and spl. satire that time doc. say u have gout but summer time not this problem what i do pls. tell me always my hands finger and feet finger paining what i eat and what i do i live in bahrain so pls.tell me my weight is 85kg. what type food i eat guide me
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I am 34 yers old. My uric acid level 8.3-is it very harmful for me? only diet my I reduce my acid level or not?
My wife is 29 year old, pureveg, non drinker, non smoker women. Her syrum uric acid level is 6.88. Very much pain in left leg heel & above ankle part is paining too much. Its almost 1 month passed. Please advise me some healthy food / need to change the diet/ any homeopathy medicine… Also advise how much time it will take to reduce the level of uric acid & pain as well.
I’m 43 yrs, my Uric Acid level is now above 9.I’m suffering from heavy pain from knees & joins while walking. I’m vegetarian and I use alcohol -whiskey (2 -3) pegs every day. How ca I reduce my Uric Acid level to reduce my joint pain?
my uric acid is 7.5 what i can do? sir my feet are also burning bp is high 160
Hi i am 40 my uric levl is 7.5 . My heel pain about 9 months. pls let me know what is the minimum uric acid level in human body. what are the food item to avoid and what are the item to eat.
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Hi. My uric acid level is 11.1 mg/dl. 🙁 . Am i the only one who has this level of uric acid? during gout attack, the only part in my foot that aches is in mid foot of my right foot (cuboid bone) do any others experience this too? please help me.
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Two things must avoid to reduce uric acid and further gout attack.
1. Purine (Protein from Animal Sources) which includes Red meat, oil fish, shell fish, prawn, organs (kidney, liver etc). You can take chicken in less quantity as per uric acid accumulation in your body. Fruit and vegetable including Mango, spanish, Red Lentils, Cabbage, nuts, peas, mashroom and beans need to be stopped. Vegetable protein are less harmful than animal for uric acid.
2. Fructose. The bakery items, sweet fruit juices, candies, chocolate, honey, high fructose corn syrup, donuts etc which has high fructose need to be stopped.
The following diet plan suits me as the best to maintain my uric acid and gout control.
1. Early morning on empty stomach (1 Glass water + 1 lemon juice + 1 tb spoon apple ciger viengar) to make my body aklaine.
2. 1 Salary Seed Extract table 75 mg with water.
3. 15 minutes Excercise.
4. Breakfast with low fat and low protein items with milk
5. Lunch with routine items (but non-protein and sugar free) with one glass of cherry tart juice (sugar free).
6. After noon, 1 Banana to compensate potassium level (apple cider vinegar drains potassium).
7. Dinner with routine items (but non-protein and sugar free)
8. Take Salary Seed Extract table 75 mg with water.
9. 15 minutes Excercise.
10. Take plenty of water whole day (Salary seed will dehydarte body so to compensate atleast take 10 glass of water in a day).
Take 2 time chicken and 1 time fish in a week.
AND OBVIOUSLY, NO SOFT DRINK OR ALCOHOL AT ALL !!!!
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Hi Dear M/S,
What should we eat to decrease uric acid level ?
I am 40 years old. I am suffering from High uric acid i.e. 8.6 and please confirm can I take milk on regular basis and Uric Acid will not increase due to milk ?
I am 23 years old, my Uric Acid level is now above 6.9 I’m suffering from heavy pain from knees & joins while walking. what i can do for reduce uric acid please help me
My Uric Acid Level- 8.6
Dear All , I am just 30 year old and suffered from uric acid from last 2 years only due to lack of seriousness , I didn’t go to doctor but now when got too much pain , I visited doctor and give uric acid test and had 9.1 uric acid and A lot of pain on my both knees and toe’s. With the help of medicine Zurig 80 mg one tab on daily basis at midnight and a best (desi) Hakeem formula I cured and now my reports are normal,Alhamdulilah
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Any advise would be greatly appreciated. I’m 44 years of age and had inflammatory arthritis for 3 years and take medication. The last 4 weeks have been terrible with gout in my right ankle which came on 24 hours after a drinking session. After that episode I stopped alcohol and improved my diet. Then last week I got gout in my right knee which was terribly painful. I purchased a Uric acid tester and monitored my level and at the same time the hospital prescribed me colchicine. The Uric acid level lowered to 5.3 but having completed the medication it’s now going up and is now at 11.1. Any ideas on what’s happening
my uric acid 8.00 pl advice me
pl dear drink lemon juice apple acider vingar baking soda in water for a one two months
for reduce uric acid in blood , take lemon juice on empty stomach at morning.it contain alkaline. it will help to reduce uric acid.. and stop to eat chicken beans fish coffine (coffee) as well alcohol…take plenty of water as much as can… thk u..
my uric acid is 8.3 how i can reduce it
my uric Acid is 7.56. for this reason i feel pain my joint & Leg ma-cal . how can i recover this problem please.
I am 28 yrs . uric acid is 10.2 how can i reduce its to much pain
i am 40 and my uric acid level is at 10.3, i know that taking such meds like pain killers will soon have a side effect, what would be the most efficient way to reduce the pain in a short period of time,
Hi my uric acid is 7.176..my age is 42..pl tell me of this is higer side ..as i always feel pain in my foot palms and hand suggest what are do’s and dont’s
For people with high uric acid- avoid non- veg / alcohol/ aerated drinks etc