Question: I am suffering from High Uric acid (8.0). What are the remedies and diet for this?
Hyperuricaemia is a disorder characterized by raised levels of serum uric acid. The origin of this disorder is related to purine metabolism. There occurs either an increased production of purines or a decreased elimination. As a result the uric acid remains in the blood.
Causes of Hyperuricaemia or Gout:
- Idiopathic or no known cause
- High purine (protein) diet
Hyperuricaemia causes gout – an inflammatory condition of the joints due to an accumulation of the uric acid crystals.
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Treatment for Hyperuricaemia or Gout:
- During an acute attack, the best remedy for hyperuricaemia is fasting. Eat only fresh fruits and salads. Fast for a period of 2 days to detoxify your body. As a result the blood gets cleared of the accumulated uric acid.
- Foods to be avoided totally – organ meat, fish, egg, alcohol
- Stay away from processed foods and aerated beverages.
- Reduce the intake of pulses and legumes to only once a week.
- Foods that are rich in potassium – bananas, green leafy vegetables, and potatoes are protective against gout.
- A combination of carrot juice, cucumber juice and beet juice is an invaluable remedy for gout.
- Increase your daily fluid intake to prevent gout.
- Cherries are the best and most effective in lowering serum uric acid levels.