Diet to Control Uric Acid Level | Hyperuricaemia Treatments | Gout Remedies

Question: I am suffering from High Uric acid (8.0). What are the remedies and diet for this?

Answer:

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:

  • Hereditary
  • Idiopathic or no known cause

Precipitating factors:

  • Stress
  • Alcohol
  • High purine (protein) diet

Hyperuricaemia causes gout – an inflammatory condition of the joints due to an accumulation of the uric acid crystals.

It would be helpful if you would detail your symptoms, onset, duration, medication, and family history.

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.

11 Comments

  1. VK said:

    Lower your high protien diet
    Secondly, kick-off all your alchol / non-veg diet if you take.
    Also try to avoid mushrooms etc. Drink plenty of water, lemon water, cherry’s.
    Also take lot of Garlic in any form. This should help to reduce uric acid level

    February 18, 2010
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  2. Gilbert Philip said:

    I am 46 years old,170 cm tall,weighing 60 kg, male. My uric acid level is 9.1, LDL-135,HDL-60,TC-109 & VLDL-21.8. I’m more worried about the Uric acid, since very often I suffer from pain and inflammation in foot, ankle and big toe area.

    April 11, 2010
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  3. E R said:

    I am 27 yrs old, I have gout since I was somewhere in high school, I know what everybody going through, I been through a lot this last 3 years, joints were hurting all time cause of gout attack. And had lot of pain, I suggest people take good care of this problem.

    January 18, 2011
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  4. SS said:

    I am 42 years old and I am suffering from high uric acid level. I have a lot of pain in my toes and also in my whole body. Please suggest me how can I reduce this uric acid level?

    July 5, 2012
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    • PUP said:

      Avoid alcohol. Avoid foods that are high in proteins. Totally avoid fish, meat, eggs. Eat in moderation beans and legumes. Eat bananas, cherries, green leafy vegetables, potatoes etc as they are rich source of potassium. They protect from gout problems. Mix carrot juice, cucumber juice and beet root juice in equally proportions and drink it daily in the morning.

      July 10, 2012
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  5. AR said:

    I am 28 years old. I checked my uric acid in a pathology laboratory and it is 5.5. What should I eat, so that my uric acid is reduced?

    September 25, 2012
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    • PUP said:

      You have not described any symptoms. Do you get pain in your joints? Are they swollen? However, It will be beneficial for you not to eat too much of protein containing food. Eat in moderation egg, meat, fish, pulses, etc. If you are drinking alcohol, you should stop it immediately as alcohol will increase blood uric acid. Drink enough water, 8 to 9 glasses in a day as it will flush out all the waste from the body.

      September 25, 2012
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  6. ND said:

    I am a 30 year old female. I have high uric acid and hyper thyroidism. My fingers and toes are very painful. There is also a burning sensation. What is the remedy to this problem?

    August 4, 2013
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    • PUP said:

      Take medicines as prescribed by your doctor for both disorders. Aside from this, diet plays an important role. Eat high fiber foods to reduce uric acid level oats, fruits and vegetables such as broccoli etc. Use olive oil as cooking medium instead of vegetable oils and butter. Eat fruits rich in vitamin C. Avoid cakes, pastries. Eat cherries as they have chemicals that alleviate pain in joints present due to high uric acid. Drink plenty of fluids as it will flush out impurities from the body. Avoid eating high protein food such as red meat, pulses, and other animal proteins. Quit alcohol.
      As you are suffering from hyperthyroidism, take the prescribed medicines and increase the intake of calcium and foods containing vitamin D. Both are essential for preventing osteoporosis which is common in hyperthyroidism.

      August 5, 2013
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  7. YS said:

    I am having high uric acid in my blood. What should be my diet to control it?

    July 10, 2014
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    • PUP said:

      High uric acid level in blood can be lowered with a change in diet.
      • Eat foods containing enough fiber in it. Fiber present in vegetables and grains will help the uric acid to get eliminated from the kidneys.
      • Eat fruits which contain vitamin C. This vitamin is helpful in reducing uric acid from the blood.
      • Avoid eating red meat and excess of beans and lentil.
      • Avoid sugary food in excess.

      July 11, 2014
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