How can a patient lower uric acid level in his blood without taking any drugs?

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Martin Kohlmeier · University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Excess weight, high meat consumption, and more than very moderate alcohol intake have been known for hundreds of years as drivers of gout (the “disease of kings”), and the same lifestyle factors increase uric acid levels. Today we also know that high fructose consumption is another powerful factor that increases uric acid concentrations. Weight control and a Mediterranean-style diet (PMID 23599357) is a good starting point for many who want to prevent high uric acid concentration (though it may not be enough for people who have predisposing genetic variants or diseases).

Trevor S Ferguson · The University of the West Indies at Mona
A low purine diet would be recommended. This requires reducing intake of foods such as:
– Meat – in particular red meat and organ meat, such as liver, kidney, heart and sweetbreads
– Game – pheasant, rabbit, venison
– Seafood – especially mussels, crab, shrimps and other shellfish, anchovies, herring, mackerel, sardines, sprats, whitebait trout, fish roe, caviar
– Yeast containing foods and beverages

Additionally consumption of cherries can be beneficial and there is some evidence to suggest that the risk of developing gout is reduced in people eating a diet rich in dairy products

Source: All about gout and diet. UK Gout Society (www.ukgoutsociety.org)

Basit Iqbal · Charles Sturt University
An increase in intake of water leads to better expulsionof uric acid from the body. Hydration measures that lead to atleast a 2 L urine output are recommended to minimize the symptoms.

Sandy Laham · Lebanese International University
in addition to that, a low acid Ash diet also minimizes the risk of formation of uric acid stones and gout.

Matias Trillini · Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research
I completely agree with diet advice and increasing water consumption for reducing serum uric acid (SUA) levels because are basic and simple and the most economic therapeutics options. Another possibility is to consider what you can remove and not add !! Diuretics for hypertension of congestive heart failure may increase SUA levels and should be tailored or removed as necessary when deemed proper and according to clinical conditions.
However, if any means no specific treatment for reducing uric acid but includes other therapeutic options, lots of data supporting evidence off increasing risk for renal disease progression and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease and diabetes and high SUA levels. In these settings, Losartan suggest to independently reduce SUA and renal risk events. Other studies showed similar results for cardiovascular outcomes.

Dolors Fuster · University of Barcelona
As colleagues said, it is important to pay attention to the diet and to a good intake of water/liquids.

To lower uric acid levels the diet has to be poor in: purine-rich vegetables (beans, peas, lentils, and spinach…for example), in fructose (1 fruit/day), in total protein (vegetal and animal -entrail are specially inadvisable-), in sweet beverages, in convenience food and in alcohol.

If kidney works properly, vegetable broths made with purine-poor vegetables (onion, celery, leek, parnship, turnip) can increase urine amounts and excretion of uric acid and also helps to basify the inner environment. If you add some lemon juice to these broths just before intake you can maximize the basifiying action of the vegetables and thus help to minimize uric acid.
A healthy microbiota is also helpful in metabolization of uric acid so, a good intake of probiotics (yogurt) may also help as much as a good intake of skimmed milk.

abdul kadir Syed Dr. · All Saints University (ASU)
How can a patient lower Uric acid level in his blood without taking any drug?

Purines in food are broken down into uric acid. High levels of uric acid in the blood sometimes cause the deposit of uric acid crystals in a joint, such as a toe joint, or the ankle or knee. This condition is called gout and results in episodes of sharp pain in the affected joint.
Uric acid levels can be lowered by abstaining foods containing high amounts of purines. As we know purines in the food are broken down into uric acid. Some of the foods containing high amino acids are Organ meats, such as liver, kidneys, sweetbreads, and brains. Also there are meats beef, lamb, goat, pork ,and game meats such as deer, elk etc.
This is the best way for a patient to lower Uric acid levels in his blood without taking any drugs.

Bimbi Cesar · Brazilian Society of Dermatology
increasing water consumption can reduce the risk of kidney stones but do not reduce serum uric acid (SUA) levels.
Regarding diet I will tell my own experience: my uric acid level was 9 and after a 5 week meat-free diet it went down to 7 … I made the substitution of meat for eggs, organic

François G Brivet · Université Paris-Sud 11
First, avoid potential drugs such as thiazidic or furosemide,
Second, diet may be useful, but generally not very efficient,
Maintain healthy or predicted weight,
Abundant diuresis (at least 2500 ml/d, even during summer) associated with oral sodium bicarbonate such as “Eau de Vichy” ( 300 to 500 ml) by day to obtain alkaline diuresis (Ph between 6.5 and 7) or any other water which contains sodium bicarbonate.
Eau de Vichy or other bicarbonate waters are generally little appreciated by patients, but by putting them in the refrigerator, there are much more accepted.

François G Brivet · Université Paris-Sud 11
At evidence the main factor of kidney disease and uric acid stones is the urinary acid pH .Thus sodium bicarbonate inducing alkaline urine avoids kidney disfonction and dissolves uric acid stones. Sodium bicarbonate should be recommendations to all patient with “metabolic syndrome”, even if its impact on serum uric acid level is reported,but not estabished by a randomized controlled trial.
A lot of case reports of the usefulnes of sodium bicarbonate to dissolve uric stones has been reported during the 90´s. Urinry PH should be at least 7.2 -8 . In absence of kidney failure 2 to 3 l of Eau de Vichy is freqenty required ( 8 to 12 g of sodium bicarbonate) a potential problem in case of cardiac failure.
Therefore. Daily low dose of sodium bicarbonate to prevent stone formation should be prefered and recommended

Martin Kohlmeier · University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Excess weight, high meat consumption, and more than very moderate alcohol intake have been known for hundreds of years as drivers of gout (the “disease of kings”), and the same lifestyle factors increase uric acid levels. Today we also know that high fructose consumption is another powerful factor that increases uric acid concentrations. Weight control and a Mediterranean-style diet (PMID 23599357) is a good starting point for many who want to prevent high uric acid concentration (though it may not be enough for people who have predisposing genetic variants or diseases).

Ali Movahed · Bushehr University of Medical Sciences
By lowering meat consumption even chicken meat, weight loss, more water drinking , lowering fruit syrup consumption and regular exercise one can reduce the uric acid blood circulation.

Anil Kumar Pandey · ESIC Medical College& Hospital, Faridabad
I. Avoid eating foods high in purine,
II. High in purine foods: Red meat, meat extracts, Shell fishes, a few beans, organ, meat, asparagus, peas, mushrooms and cauliflower.
III. Use less salt while cooking. Avoid adding salt while cooking rice or in the chapatti dough.
IV. Use adjuncts like tomato, vinegar, cocum, amchur, lime juice, curd, pepper powder cut down on salt intake.
V. To help reduce the amount of uric acid in your system, regularly taking 500 milligrams of vitamin C will decrease your uric acid levels in a month or two
VI. Avoid cakes, pastries, cookies and other sugary delights which are rich in saturated fats and trans fats.
VII. Eat more whole grains, fruits and vegetables and fewer refined carbohydrates such as white bread, cakes and candy. Because foods rich in complex carbohydrates promote feelings of fullness, and prevent overeating and are useful in maintaining a healthy weight

Leena Chitlange · Savitribai Phule Mahila mahavidyalaya, Washim
Citric acid is the best remedy to lower Uric acid levels. I have tried this on many patients and there were best results. For the purpose, a person suffering higher levels of uric acid may take lime juice in warm water frequently during the acute problem, regular intake will help in chronic situation also

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