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Uric acid: symptoms, causes, and treatment

Uric acid: symptoms, causes, and treatment 

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What is Uric Acid?

Uric acid is the natural waste byproduct of  the body  found in the blood. it is formed when the body breaks down the substances called purines which are found in some foods. 

How uric acid cause joint problems?

With age, many diseases start to appear in human beings. These diseases include the excess of uric acid. If uric acid exceeds the natural range, then man suffers from joint and muscle pain. In the human body, uric acid travels from the blood to the kidneys and is excreted through the urine. When uric acid is not excreted, it begins to accumulate in the body in the form of small crystals in the joints.

This can lead to joint dysfunction and make it difficult for the patient to walk. Increased uric acid is not only related to eating unhealthy foods but can also increase uric acid due to mental illness and heart disease. Necessary changes in diet to control uric acid can have beneficial results.

Symptoms of increased uric acid

  • Joint pain
  • Swelling in the toes.
  • Swelling in the joints.

Prevention of uric acid

  • Reduce beef as uric acid builds up
  • Reduce the use of oil and ghee in the food.
  • Use low-fat milk.
  • Never use drugs or tobacco.
How to reduce uric acid level?

We can reduce the uric acid level by following  a natural treatment

  • Vinegar

Vinegar is a natural cleanser. Vinegar helps to excrete waste products which include uric acid, but also malic acid in it helps to break down the uric acid and pass it out through  the urine.

Drinking a teaspoon of pure vinegar dissolved in a glass of water can control uric acid. Using this solution twice a day for four weeks can control uric acid.

  • lemon

Lemons are rich in vitamin C and alkaline. Lemon juice  has acidic properties but the vitamin C in it controls uric acid.

Squeeze half a lemon in a glass of lukewarm water to control uric acid. Honey or sugar can also be added to it for  taste.

  • Baking Soda

Baking soda, also known as bicarbonate of soda, is said to be useful in reducing uric acid and joint pain. Baking soda helps to dissolve uric acid and expel it through the kidneys.

  • Green tea

Drinking green tea after dinner can control uric acid.

  • Fiber

According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, high-fiber foods help control uric acid, such as  oatmeal, barley,  broccoli, apples, oranges, pears, strawberries, blueberries, cucumbers, carrots, and banana. These are the foods that relieve constipation and whose food makes you urinate.

  • Cherries and strawberries

Cherries contain an ingredient called "Anthocyanins" that control uric acid. Cherries and berries (strawberries and blueberries) prevent uric acid from forming crystals. These crystals accumulate in the joints and cause arthritis pain. 

Easy tips to control uric acid

  • Eating two to three walnuts on an empty stomach can control high uric acid.
  • Drinking aloe vera gel mixed with Amla juice can also reduce joint pain caused by excess uric acid.
  • Coconut water is said to be useful in controlling uric acid levels.
  • Chewing two to three tablespoons of linseed after meals can also control uric acid.
Normal Range of uric acid

  • in Male: 3.5-7.0 mg/dl
  • in Female: 2.0-6.0 mg/dl

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