High Uric Acid Symptoms: Treatment for Elevated And Excess Uric Acid

In some people especially elderly individuals, arthritis can be very painful. And one of the most common triggers and causes of gout and other forms of arthritis is the increase in levels of uric acid in the body. High uric acid symptoms oftentimes include the main indications of gout such as inflammation, swelling, redness, heat, and unbearable pain. The symptoms usually occur because of the uric acid crystals deposited in the joints such as the toes, ankle, knee, and others, tendons, and the surrounding tissues.

Symptoms of uric acid build up normally happen when purines obtained from the food we eat are broken down within our bodies during metabolism and energy conversion of food into energy and proteins.

These purines naturally appear in our body as well as contents in food in the form of chemical compounds.

Home Remedies to Reduce Uric Acid Levels Naturally

Increase in the levels of uric acid in the body can be totally regulated especially for person suffering from gout. The treatment for uric acid comes in many forms including certain consideration in a person’s diet. Thus, the following are some of the simple steps towards a disciplined uric acid level in the body.

  • Since the uric acid symptoms build up in the body are mainly caused by purines, one must avoid the intake of purines in the body.
    Foods that should be avoided include red meat, gravy, broth, poultry, shellfish, sardines, mackerel, legumes, yeast extracts, cauliflower, asparagus, and alcohol to name a few.
  • Including different varieties of fresh vegetables (except for cauliflower and asparagus) and fruits in your diet can help flush out the uric acid from the body.
  • Moreover, another important way to reduce the levels of uric acid in the body is by drinking at least two liters of water a day.
  • Cherries can also help you reduce the annoying and painful symptoms of high uric acid in the body. So make it a point to consume as much cherries as you can to help you deal with gout.


  1. P P said:

    I have heard that tofu is not rich in Purine, so I eat tofu twice a week, but aside from eating tofu regularly, I drink coffee every morning and my joints (esp. my elbow and shoulder) start to pain. Is it because of eating too much tofu or drinking coffee every morning?

    January 13, 2011
  2. AK said:

    My wife has acute pain in the joints for the last 10 days. She has uric acid problems. Can you suggest a treatment?

    January 27, 2013
    • PUP said:

      The best home remedies for acute gout are:
      • Apply ice at an interval of three to four hours for one or two days after an acute attack of gout.
      • Apply Epsom salt fomentation. All you have to do is put a pinch of Epsom salt in a bowl containing cold water. Now dip a clean cloth in it and place the wet cloth on the painful knee. Do it for half hour three times in a day.
      • Eat strawberries. It helps to neutralize uric acid in the painful knee.
      • Eat cherries. Black cherries are more effective.
      • Drink at least 8 to 9 glasses of water in a day. It helps to flush out toxins as well as dilutes uric acid.

      January 28, 2013
  3. BR said:

    My husband’s Uric acid level is 8.1. The test was done yesterday. What will happen? Which part will affect? He is having severe back pain for the past few years.

    December 1, 2014
    • PUP said:

      High Uric acid can affect joints. The condition is called gout which is one form of arthritis. Uric acid crystal deposits settle into the joints. It mainly affects the toes and finger joint. The crystals also deposit in other joints such as ankle and knees. If it is detected for the first time, your husband can control it by taking medicines and proper diet. He should consult his doctor for medications. High uric acid can be simply controlled by making few alterations in diet like eliminating red meat and choosing green leafy vegetables. Use cold pressed olive oil, avoid bakery products, cakes, pastries, sugary foods. Eat anti oxidant rich foods such as tomatoes, bell peppers, blueberries, cherries, etc. Drink plenty of fluids to flush off uric acid. He should avoid taking alcohol if he is drinking.

      December 1, 2014
  4. RK said:

    My blood uric acid level is 7.6. Whenever I eat chicken or drink alcohol my knee joint begins to ache. I am drinking enough water. Can I take tab Zyloric. What are natural methods to reduce uric acid?

    January 1, 2015
    • PUP said:

      You blood uric acid is high and it is suggestive of early gout. The first thing that needs to be done is to stop drinking alcohol. Eat chicken in moderation. Eat lots of green leafy vegetables and fruits. Eat cherries in particular as it is known to alleviate gout pain.

      January 2, 2015

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