Saturday, August 29, 2020

Uric Acid

Uric acid is a chemical formed when our body breaks down substances called purines. Purine is important to our body because it produces essential proteins. Uric acid is produced by our kidney braking down of purin. Uric acid is also useful to our body which cleanses blood vessels and toxic materials. If access of uric acid is formed it will be harmful to our body.
Factors that may cause a high uric acid level in our blood include:

  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • Genetics (inherited tendencies)
  • Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) (underactive thyroid)
  • Immune-suppressing drugs
  • Niacin, or vitamin B-3
  • Obesity
  • Psoriasis
  • Purine-rich diet — liver, game meat, anchovies, sardines, gravy, dried beans and peas, mushrooms, and other foods
  • Renal insufficiency (inability of the kidneys to filter waste)

Suymptoms and effects of high uric acid

  • If too much uric acid stays in the body, a condition called hyperuricemia will occur. Hyperuricemia can cause crystals of uric acid (or urate) to form. These crystals can settle in the joints and cause gout, a form of arthritis that can be very painful. They can also settle in the kidneys and form kidney stones.
  • If untreated, high uric acid levels may eventually lead to permanent bone, joint and tissue damage, kidney disease and heart disease. Research has also shown a link between high uric acid levels and type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and fatty liver disease.

Preventions of Uric acid

  • Drink sufficient amount of water
  • Avoid eating red meat, organ meat, dried seeds of peas and beans
  • Eat cherry fruit and green cucumber
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Avoid pork, mushroom and cauliflower



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