What is uric acid?
Uric acid is formed by the metabolism of a substance called purines in the body, especially in patients with gout, which may not produce enough enzymes to metabolize uric acid. The function of this enzyme is to oxidize and decompose insoluble uric acid into soluble substances. Therefore, the lack of enzymes in the body of gout patients will cause these insoluble substances to crystallize and coagulate in the blood and tissues to form uric acid.
By the way, a high uric acid level also occurs when your kidneys don’t eliminate uric acid efficiently. Things that may cause this slow-down in the removal of uric acid include rich foods, being overweight, having diabetes, taking certain diuretics (sometimes called water pills) and drinking too much alcohol. Other less common causes are a diet high in purine-containing items or your body producing too much uric acid.
Foods and drinks containing high purine levels include:
- Red meat and organ meats.
- Drinks and foods high in fructose.
- Protein from animal sources. All protein from animal flesh can potentially lead to elevated uric acid levels.
Click the highest level of purine food table to check out more information.
Purine Foods | Prevention of High Uric Acid
Nowadays, the incidence of hyperuricemia is getting higher and higher, and many episodes of hyperuricemia are induced by improper diet, so once high uric acid is found, the diet needs to be adjusted in time.
There are some reason causes of uric acid:
- Drinking too much alcohol
- Immune-suppressing drugs
- Niacin, or vitamin B-3
- Purine-rich diet — liver, game meat, anchovies, sardines, gravy, dried beans and peas, mushrooms, and other foods
- Renal insufficiency
- Tumor lysis syndrome
Click on 7 foods to lower uric acid level.
There are 5 manifestations in the body, which means that the uric acid is high, control the five things, and slowly come back of your uric acid level.
Below are some uric acid symptoms:
- severe pain in your joints.
- joint stiffness.
- difficulty moving affected joints.
- redness and swelling.
- misshapen joints.
When uric acid levels exceed the excretion capacity, it enters the bloodstream. Once the blood uric acid concentration is too high, it will be deposited in many body tissues, and it will also threaten many organs in our body.
It can affect our health problems, such as:
- Renal Damage
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Cardiovascular Disease
Suggestions for patient with uric acid:
You can make certain lifestyle changes to help prevent uric acid:
- Limit intake of high-purine foods. These include red meat, organ meats (like liver and kidney), certain types of seafood (such as sardines, anchovies, and shellfish), and high-fructose foods (like sugary beverages).
- Drink plenty of water to help your kidneys function better and avoid dehydration.
- Exercise regularly to stay at a healthy weight. Extra weight increases uric acid in your body and puts more stress on joints.
- Practice stress-reducing techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, deep breathing exercises, or hobbies to manage stress levels, as stress can sometimes trigger gout attacks.
Misconception of Nuewee Protein
- Patient with uric acid cannot consume too much fructose?
Eating too much fructose will cause uric acid. However, Nuewee Protein has only 1.25g fructose which is less than tomato (1.7g), orange (3g), apple (10g) and banana (6g)! So, patients with uric acid can consume Nuewee Protein!
2. Patient with uric acid cannot consume animal protein?
Consuming too much animal protein can increase a person’s risk of uric acid. However, Nuewee Protein is a plant-based protein. So, Nuewee Protein is safe to consume.
3. Patient with uric acid cannot consume soy foods?
Soy foods contain a moderate amount of purine and may predispose to raise serum uric acid (UA). However, Nuewee Protein is soy protein which is isolated from soybean that has been dehulled and defatted. Dehulled and defatted soybean is belonging to low-purine food. Therefore, Nuewee Protein is safe to consume.
Patients with uric acid may discuss their individual protein needs with a doctor, as the requirement will vary from person to person.
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