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How to Lower Uric Acid Levels Naturally

Updated on July 3, 2017
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As a researcher and author, John provides information in an easy-to-understand way that helps readers understand their condition.

Uric acid crystals under the microscope.
Uric acid crystals under the microscope. | Source

What is Uric Acid?

Before you start taking actions to lower uric acid levels naturally, it's important to understand what uric acid is, where it comes from, why high levels can lead to gout, and why you need to reduce high uric acid levels in the blood.

So, first things first: What is uric acid?

  • Uric acid is a by-product of the chemical breakdown of compounds called purines that exist in our bodies' cells and in our food. Purines are very important to us because they provide energy and protein, among other important components. During those processes, uric acid is produced in the bloodstream.
  • Uric acid is good for us because it acts as an antioxidant and helps look after the internal linings of our blood vessels. It's our kidneys' job to process the uric acid produced and excrete waste out of our bodies through our urine, or also a little through our stools.

What Causes High Uric Acid in Blood?

While the kidneys usually maintain uric acid at healthy levels, there are times when they are unable to do this. In turn, what results is that excess uric acid is retained in, and circulates in, the blood.

Two of the main causes for high uric acid levels in blood are:

  1. The kidneys aren't working to their full potential. They are unable to process and expel sufficient uric acid quickly enough, or
  2. There is too much uric acid being produced by the metabolizing purines for healthy kidneys to process.

Whatever is the case, the result is high uric acid in the blood.

What is the Result of High Uric Acid Levels in the Body?

  • Hyperuricemia: High uric acid levels in the blood is a condition known as hyperuricemia. Over time, this can lead to the production of uric acid crystals. Technically speaking, these are crystals of monosodium urate, which can settle in the joints, tendons and surrounding tissue.
  • The body reacts defensively. The crystals are needle-like in shape and are looked upon as foreign objects by the body's natural defenses. In turn, the body's natural inflammatory processes working against these crystals are what actually cause gout symptoms such as redness, swelling, heat, inflammation, stiffness, and very great pain.

These are the symptoms of a gout attack. In other words, high uric acid can lead to gout, which is why it's important to decrease uric acid levels in the body.

Four Ways to Lower Uric Acid Levels Naturally

More and more gout sufferers are moving away from costly drug-based medications, with their nasty side effects, to natural ways to decrease uric acid. Below are some simple tips on how to lower uric acid levels in the body naturally, without turning to drugs.

1. Cherries

Cherries can help lower uric acid serum levels.
Cherries can help lower uric acid serum levels.

This is the natural remedy of choice for very many gout sufferers. Cherries contain anthocyanins, which have anti-inflamatory properties—ideal for gout attacks. Additionally, research has also shown that they can lower uric acid serum levels. This is why cherries are such a powerful weapon against gout.

  • In terms of how much to take, estimates vary between 10 and 40 cherries a day to help prevent attacks.
  • During a gout attack, sources have suggested 30 to 40 cherries every four hours.

2. Drink Water and Stay Hydrated

Drinking water helps to lower your uric acid levels.
Drinking water helps to lower your uric acid levels.

While staying hydrated is already important in general, it's even more crucial that you do so if you have high levels of uric acid.

Make sure that you drink between two and three liters of water everyday. Drink small amounts regularly throughout the day. Water helps the kidneys to process and flush uric acid out of the body.

3. Baking Soda

Drinking a baking soda solution may help to dissolve the uric acid crystals in your body.
Drinking a baking soda solution may help to dissolve the uric acid crystals in your body.

Consuming a baking soda solution may help to dissolve uric acid crystals, and in turn, increase uric acid solubility. To do this:

  1. Add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to 8 oz of water. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Drink a maximum of eight glasses daily. One before bedtime, one when you get up in the morning, and one every 2 to 4 hours between meals.
  3. Repeat until the symptoms have gone.

Note: Since baking soda is high in sodium, make sure you change to a salt-free diet whilst on this remedy. Also it's best to avoid this remedy altogether if you suffer from high blood pressure—while you can take it as long as you monitor your blood pressure closely, it's better to err on the side of caution.

4. Change to a Low-Purine Diet

You may want to look into changing to a low purine diet. Since uric acid comes from the breakdown of purines, and purines also exist in our foods, a gout sufferer needs a diet that is relatively low in purines in order to lessen uric acid levels. This also means avoiding high purine foods completely.

  • Foods to avoid. The general types of food to avoid are: fatty red meats, offal, poultry, and certain types of seafood including mussels and scallops.
  • Cut alcohol. It's important to avoid alcohol. Beer in particular is a trigger for gout.
  • Foods that make up a low purine diet. Foods that make up a low purine diet include: essential fatty acids (like salmon), low fat dairy products, complex carbohydrates (like bread, cereal, pasta, and rice), and fruits such as cherries, strawberries, blueberries, and grapes.

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*** Dangers of Recurring Gout ***

Many folks are unaware of the dangers of recurring gout. It can be very damaging if one chooses to not deal with their gout in a proper manner. Proper manner, in this case, refers to doing all that one can to prevent recurring gout as opposed to just treating present symptoms during an active attack.

Here are some of the major risks:

  • It has been known for some time that frequently recurring gout can lead to permanent and serious joint damage and kidney problems, like painful kidney stones.
  • But, recent studies have associated hyperuricemia (high uric acid) with heart disease and stroke. Some have even associated hyperuricemia with a higher risk of death!

If this is your first gout attack, know that you have a much higher chance of more attacks. In fact, it's almost certain, unless you take proper measures to prevent recurring gout. So, again: you need to not only eliminate gout symptoms during an attack but prevent it from recurring time and time again.

What the Experts Say: Mayo Clinic's Dr. Matteson on High Uric Acid and Gout

References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gout

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gout/basics/causes/con-20019400

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Gout/Pages/Introduction.aspx

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uric_acid

http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/high-uric-acid-level/basics/causes/sym-20050607

http://www.webmd.com/arthritis/uric-acid-in-blood#1

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2684330/

http://jasn.asnjournals.org/content/19/12/2251.full

http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j2376

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20130726/Gout-uric-acid-levels-and-risk-of-death-an-interview-with-Professor-Austin-Stack-Graduate-Entry-Medical-School-University-of-Limerick.aspx

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/gout-diet/art-20048524

http://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/types/gout/articles/low-purine-diet.php

Disclaimer

The content of this Hub is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to be a substitute for proper medical diagnosis, treatment, or advice. Remember to always consult your healthcare provider, physician, and/or doctor before taking any medications, natural remedies, supplements, or before making any major changes to your diet.

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      Aziz M 14 months ago

      Excellent Article!! My Uric Acid level is at 8.0. I have lower back pain. I'll make changes to my diet and see how it works out for me.

      Thank you so much for such an informative article. Thanks!!

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      Rahul jain 15 months ago

      Thanks for sharing this

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      Ravi Roshan 16 months ago

      nyc knowledge about gout..thnx sir..

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      guest 20 months ago

      Found out that in Fibromyalgia patients we have high uric acid levels and problems lowering them..some of these people could have gout and fibromyalgia..it is proven both men and women get it and kids too..I eat healthy and do not touch red meat or rich foods

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      Rina manila 21 months ago

      Just came from the doctor for the 3rd time and my results are getting worst, just got to try this natural remedies, thank you so much, its vey informative

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      Mahendra Patel 2 years ago

      Thanks for your valuable suggestion! They will be most helpful

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      Darryl 2 years ago

      I have pain in my mid back around the kidney area and also above my hip, left shoulder and left foot. Sound about right?

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      HARILAL 2 years ago

      VERY INFORMATIVE

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      steve j 2 years ago

      very helpful my last attack I consume high volumes of cherry juice extract seem to help for me plus lots of fluids pretty crazy not being able to eat having fear of another attack last attack was crippling definitely a life changer

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      Drea M Salmon 2 years ago from Washington State

      This was really a great Hub. It was very informative and covered some things that I never knew. Thanks.

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      afzaal Kayani pakistan 2 years ago

      Thankx for such information.

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      Hendrika 2 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Thank you for the interesting article about Gout. It seems as though you just cannot get away from a healthy diet to stay healthy, it does not matter what your problem is, eat healthy.

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      Kappygirl 2 years ago

      Very informative hub. My father just had a gout attack. I am going to pass this information on to him. And I'm going to remember this article so I can avoid having gout.

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      Mitu Ranjan Das 3 years ago

      This information is very helpful. I am having uric acid level of 8.5 for last 2 Years and I am taking Furic 40. After getting this natural process of reducing uric acid I think it will be helpful for me.

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      SATYA PAUL 3 years ago

      INFORMATION PROVIDED IS VERY GOOD FOR GOUT PATIENTS.HOME MEDICINES LIKE LEMON JUICE WATER AND SODA BI CARB. ARE IN REACH OF EVERY PERSON.NO COST INCURRED AND SAVES ON UNNECESSARY MEDICINES.THANKS AND WARM REGARDS

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      Dr Ava Mazzafro 3 years ago from Solebury PA

      Well done! I suggest PURIXA users read this hub carefully. Take note of JCielo's section on the causes of gout.

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      Dr Ava Mazzafro 3 years ago from Solebury PA

      Great Hub!...Very informative. We will inform our PURIXA users of your helpful insights.

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      Theresa Jonathan 3 years ago from Maseru, Lesotho

      I am very grateful for the information. I have a friend who is almost unable to function properly and I know this approach will also help all people who are dealing with this condition. The responsibility of parenting exend to keeping the whole family healthy. Thank you!

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      Manoj Nirania 3 years ago

      Your info can be really helpful. My uric acid is 7.5. I will follow the above mentioned advise. let see what result comes ??

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      Theresa Jonathan 3 years ago from Maseru, Lesotho

      Very good hub! Some people are no able to wear proper shoes as a result of painful toe. Gout is a lifestyle disease and could be avoided by not mixing starch and proteins.

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      Razik 3 years ago

      Your article is very helpful with informative, I have Uric Acid 8.5mg/dl, I have to try Baking Soda treatment. Thanks for your effort serve to the coomunity

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      Ammara Ch 3 years ago

      Excuzme How to Reduce Uric acid??

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      vinay 3 years ago

      myself reduce my uric acid level 3.9 from 7.8 with in 4 days by only avoiding to take beer.

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      Moosa 3 years ago

      Thank u verry much for your great information

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      troy 3 years ago

      i been suffering a gout problem for several years until now and even today i have attack by my gout until i found this very useful information and i just want to say thank you very very much because now i have an idea on how i control the level of my uric acid as well as the foods to take to prevent it to attack again,,,again thank you very much for the great information....

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      JCielo 3 years ago from England

      JOSEPH - thanks very much for your kind words.

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      JOSEPH OKANTEY 3 years ago

      I am very grateful for this information on uric acid. My doctor just told me after medical exam that the level in my blood is too. this got me to do some reading on the net. You have therefore made my day. Thank you and God bless you.

      Joe Okantey, Accra - Ghana.

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      JCielo 3 years ago from England

      Hi Mike, thanks for your question. Apart from, say, poppy seeds at 170 mg per 100 g, spices have relatively low purine concentrations so, on their own, are highly unlikely to raise your uric acid levels. What you would need to check for are any other ingredients that are mixed with the spices or spicy sauces and that could be high in purines.

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      mike crowe 3 years ago

      Hello,

      Very good info on your site. I have had gout symptoms for a number of years and am aware of many of the do's and don'ts concerning food and drink. I have a question that I have never seen addressed.

      I cook with a lot of spicy dry rubs and peppery,spicy sauces. I love savory food and can't imagine not using my spices and sauces. The question is-should I be worried about these hot, peppery items. Will they, or could they already have, raised my uric acid levels?

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      nargis 4 years ago

      good hub.great advices

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      asylum36 4 years ago

      How much cherry extract would you suggest as a dose daily?

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      sumaiyya 4 years ago

      nice hub we got many ways to prevent uric acid .

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      JCielo 4 years ago from England

      Hi AJ, thanks for taking the time to leave your comment. And good luck!

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      AJ 4 years ago

      This is a very good source of information. I've had kidney stones for about 8 years now. I've been watching what I eat, and not eating lots of other stuff because it would be potentially bad for me. In the past few weeks I had a suspicion that my uric acid might be going high, and now some of my joints are hurting (the first for me) I am going to try the tips here and hopefully it would help me, at the same time I am trying to pass some kidney stones. I know lots of fun.

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      JCielo 4 years ago from England

      @Diane - Yes, a healthy diet is best. Thanks for sharing.

      @Arup Dutta - Try the tips in the article to help reduce your uric acid naturally. They worked for me. I have a hub titled 'How-to-Lower-Your-Cholesterol-Naturally-Without-Medication.' You might want to visit that for cholesterol. Thanks for your question.

      @Leong Cher - Exercise is good, especially because being overweight may raise the risk of gout. As I said to Arup, try the remedies laid out in the article. I can't give a timescale because everone's case is different. One thing I will say, is not to reduce your uric acid levels too fast, as this in itself can trigger an attack!

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      Diane 4 years ago

      My daughter is a Nurse Practitioner. She encouraged me to go grain free. I eat chicken, fish, and some pork. No alcohol, no bread, no noodles. Be careful of hidden gluten in products. I also eat loads of vegetables, fruit, high quality whey protein (no sugar) with fruit in it. I don't eat penut butter (grain) but instead almond butter. I rarely have rice, no corn or corn products, ie tortillo chips. I drink almond butter with no sugar. I drink bottled water with lemon. I use sun dried tomatoes with olive oil to flavor fish and chicken. It's great. I stopped taking allopurinol. I truly believe that the enormous amount of grains (glutin) is too hard on your system. Try eating clean and see if it doesn't make you better.

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      Arup Dutta 4 years ago

      High Cholesterol(250), Triglyceride(246) and Uric Acid (5.9),maximum pain at feet and redis hot place .From one month take medicine (Actibile-300,Tonect-TG & Foboogut-40) but no improved.I want natural treatment to reduce this and 100% cure any way.What will be done ?

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      Leong Cher 5 years ago

      Hi there, will exercise regularly useful to lower uric acid level? Other than that, is there anymore best ways to avoid gout? And how many months should takes to lower the uric acid level?

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      JCielo 5 years ago from England

      Max, thanks for your comments. You say you suffer from pseudogout. If this has been diagnosed as such by your doctor then there is a big difference compared to actual gout.

      Gout is caused by 'uric acid' crystals (actually monosodium urate crystals) which can be dissolved and eliminated from the body. And, as well as drugs to do this, there are natural remedies several of which I have highlighted above.

      Pseudogout (meaning 'fake' or 'imitation' gout), on the other hand, is caused by calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals which, unfortunately, cannot be dissolved and eliminated. There is no cure as such. The treatment for pseudo gout is, basically, to manage the pain and inflammation and try to prevent joint damage.

      Unfortunately, my article focuses on gout, not pseudogout, so the natural remedies I list really are not appropriate, nor any of the resources / references I have listed.

      The best way forward is for you to work closely with your doctor. You seem to have made positive steps in terms of a healthy lifestyle and diet. One thing I would say is to talk with your doctor about any dietary changes you make. Good luck!

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      Simplymax 5 years ago

      Hello, I would like to learn more about natural uric acid reduction as I have have pseudo gout since my early twenties. I'm 50 now and have made some great strides in changing my diet and lifestyle. Please send any and all info in regard to this matter. Thanks Max

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      JCielo 5 years ago from England

      Your welcome Rajkumar.

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      Rajkumar 5 years ago

      Thanks for ready reference

      Regds

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      JCielo 5 years ago from England

      @kaarthik - It is known that some people can have very high uric acid levels without having gout. However, they usually do end up in gout at some stage down the line if they stay consistantly high.

      @Nita - Thanks for leaving your comment and I'm so glad that natural gout remedies are working for you.

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      Nita 5 years ago

      Thanks for the wonderful natural remedies for control of high uric acid level, which really works a lot for me.

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      kaarthik 5 years ago

      Hi, I have a problem i.e., i had gout problem in the year 2006 & because of my food control & taking Vitamin C i am in control for past years. Every 6 months i check my level. Yesterday checked my uric acid level is 10.8.. But i don't have pain in my body i am normal. I thought the report may be a problem but i took different reports in labs all reports are near to 10,9.8,11.6

      can any one have the same or any suggestions please

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      JCielo 5 years ago from England

      Catherine, the best encouragement I can give is not to lose heart, be patient and keep a positive mindset in order to reach your goals. And, as I always remind people here, work closely together with your doctor on a plan of action best suited to your particular needs. Don't do anything or make any changes without discussing with them first.

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      Catherine 5 years ago

      I am SO frustrated! I am a heart patient, female, turning 44 this year. I rarely eat red meat and only drink white wine. I am not your typical gout patient. My current trigger is my toe got injured 3 weeks ago. If that's my trigger, I'll be more watchful. (Got kicked in the middle of the night so couldn't really prevent that.) I am borderline diabetic, take duiretics and baby aspirin. My goal now is to really follow a fluid restriction and low salt diet to decrease my diuretic intake. (Was 20mg daily, then 50mg, then 25mg + 50mg spaced out.) And try to naturally lower my uric acid (10.9). Any encouragement is welcome! Thank you!!!

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      JCielo 5 years ago from England

      Neetu, 5.4 mg/dl is below the 6.8 mg/dl generally recognised as the critical level for gout. If you are taking uric acid reducing drugs then it seems as though they are working. You must talk to your physician about any concerns you may have.

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      JCielo 5 years ago from England

      Milnd, in using homeopathy to reduce uric acid, Urtica Urens, Benzoic acid, Pulsatilla and Lycopodium are commonly recommended.

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      neetu 5 years ago

      i m 26 yrs old i m not married but 2 years ago i got uric acid please suggest me what should i do i have even done many treatment from 2 years but no result found still a have 5.4 uric acid in my body how to come out from this problem

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      MILND MAHAJAn 5 years ago

      what is homeopathic solution to reduce level of uric acid i our body ?

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      imranjan 5 years ago

      helpful

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      syed owais 5 years ago

      hi... hello... i just came across i was just checking for my father on the net ... so i cam across ur website so i thought to tell u that my father is having problem in his feets .... some time in one leg... some time on the other ... the uric acid increases he is taking zyloric... as doctor prescribed him ... what shall he do... to control his uric acid ... can u advise doctor .. would be thankful to u ..

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      JCielo 5 years ago from England

      AN... I'm not a doctor (read my Disclaimer at the end of the article) and cannot help you in terms of the medication you are on. My only comment is that Zyloric is a Xanthane Oxidase Inhibitor used to reduce uric acid levels and sometimes these types of drugs can actually make the symptoms worse when taken during a gout attack.

      You do not mention if you are taking anti-inflammatory drugs for the inflammation and pain. Do not stop taking your drugs, talk to your doctor about your concerns.

      UTI doesn't cause gout. But someone with recurring gout can suffer from uric acid kidney stones which can put that person at a higher risk of UTI than someone without stones. Again, consult with your doctor.

      In terms of your diet, bear in mind that there are certain vegetables like asparagus, mushrooms, and cauliflower that are high in purines.

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      AN 5 years ago

      Hi JCielo,

      Last month I had a severe pain in my one of the foot and I was unable to walk. Docter advised me for blood test which resulted in high uric acid level (9.9).

      Currently I'm having Zyloric (100 mg) tablets three times a day for the last 25 days, however pain is still there and has even started in second foot also.

      I have a history of recurrent UTI (once in two yr) for the past 7 yrs.

      My weight is around 100 Kg (Height 5 feet 10 Inches). I'm a pure vegetarian (not even takes eggs) and doesn’t take alcohol.

      Please suggest whether I should opt for some other medicine and what diet I should take.

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      NP.QUEEN 5 years ago from Dubai

      Great information. Thanks for sharing.

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      JCielo 5 years ago from England

      jcb - Yes, 8.4 mg/dl is considered a high uric acid level. Most experts advise getting it down below 6 mg/dL. But each individual is different. For example, it has been known for some patients to have gout with 6 mg/dl whilst others have as much as 9.6 mg/dl without having gout.

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      jcb 5 years ago

      is 8.4 considered high uric acid?

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      JCielo 5 years ago from England

      Mohmmad - thanks for taking the time to read my article. And, yes, Baking Soda is Sodium Bicarbonate sometimes called Bicarbonate of Soda. Make sure you get Baking Soda and NOT Baking Powder, they aren't the same.

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      Mohmmad Salim Chhipa 5 years ago

      Hi, J.Cielo,

      God blass you for natural Cure. I want to know that Is Baking soda same to Soda-bi-carb ?

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      Suthagaran 5 years ago

      my uric acid is high level, how to reduce become lower and safe , please advise.

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      JCielo 5 years ago from England

      Hamid, thanks for leaving your comment. But I have to point out that I'm not a doctor! I'm just a guy who has suffered badly with gout in the past and who took responsibility for my own health by researching the subject thoroughly.

      First off, 3 gout attacks in 10 years isn't all that bad. I used to have several a year before I learned how to manange them.

      Because of your allergic reactions to the drugs mentioned you need to try to adjust your diet. Everybody can change their diet to some extent. Even if you don't want to avoid those foods you listed, at least reduce the amount you consume. For example, limit yourself to a maximum of 6 ounces of lean meat, poultry, or fish per day.

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      Hamid Gulay 5 years ago

      Dear Dr. JCielo,

      My Uric Acid level today is 8.4, the normal level is 3.4 to 7.0 but I do not feel it (no pain).

      I had Gout attack 3 times in the last 10 years.

      irrigolarlly, some time I use Urosolvine Granules and also Colmediten Tables which are over-the-counter medicines.

      Am alergic for Zyloric, No Uric and Less Uric Tablets.

      I like and enjoy Lamp, Chicken and Fish. (no Diet is possible).

      What Shall I do ???

      Regards

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      JCielo 5 years ago from England

      Fatima, a week isn't long enough to see any significant change. Your father should stick with the low purine diet as his doctor advised. And drink 2 to 3 litres of water daily to help stay hydrated. He might want to try the baking soda solution I talked about too.

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      Fatima 5 years ago

      Hi JCielo, my husband had an attack 2 weeks ago. Went to an orthopedic he told us that it's gout asked him to take a full blood count and as well as serum test. He asked us to take another test after a week with a proper low purine diet, but the result is still the same, as in the uric acid has not gone down. Please help as my husband is really worried. Thank you.

      Worried Soul.

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      JCielo 5 years ago from England

      George...For Gout see my 3 tips above.

      And here are resources for Kidney Stones and High Blood Pressure Diets...

      Kidney Stones:- http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/kidney...

      High Blood Pressure:- http://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-press...

      Hope this helps.

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      george bell 5 years ago

      My father in law is suffering from Gout, kidney stones and high blood pressure, He is Chinese indonesian , He eats a lot of white rice and noodles, how do these affect his problems, Can you recommend any specific changes in diet for him, how about Chili??? as they eat lots too,, Thanks for your advice,

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      JCielo 5 years ago from England

      @umo Glad to hear I've been able to help.

      @Sunny Thanks for stopping by and I hope some of the tips here can help you get your uric acid levels down.

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      Sunny Harjani 5 years ago

      I just found that I have 8.7 URIC ACID last week.

      Am happy to find out about this paper.

      Sunny Harjani

      Sunny.harjani57@gmail.com

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      umo 5 years ago

      Thank you very much. I have been eating some of the things on the list, and I do feel better.

      umo

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      JCielo 5 years ago from England

      Arun, I'm glad you found the material helpful. Thanks for leaving such a positive comment. Remember though to check with your doctor first before making any significant changes to your diet or taking on any natural remedies.

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      Arun 5 years ago

      Thanks for the information. I had the gout symptoms on my right toe joint, four years ago and I had just taken Tylenol to reduce the pain. It took 10 days to reduce to normal. Since yesterday I see the symptom again at the same place. Now this information is very very helpful. You are right sir, after crossing 50s it is better to avoid drugs and adopt natural ways and what you have given is the correct advice. You have explained neatly, what, why and how. Thanks again.

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      JCielo 5 years ago from England

      @Harvey @Colonel Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments.

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      Colonel Satnam Singh 5 years ago

      Very informative hub on problems of Gout and the Uric Acid Levels. I am sending the link to a friend who is suffering from Gout. Thanks JCielo for sharing such an important information

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      Harveyb2 5 years ago

      Good information and well written Thanks

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      JCielo 5 years ago from England

      @loy - 8oz is the same as 250 ml (1/4 of a litre) or a cup. Hope this helps, and thanks for taking the time to read my hub.

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      loy 5 years ago

      Consume a baking soda solution to help dissolve uric acid crystals, and, increase uric acid solubility. Add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to 8 oz of water. Mix thoroughly, and drink maximum 8 glasses daily. One before bedtime, one when you get up in the morning, and one every 2 to 4 hours between meals. Repeat until the symptoms have gone.can you tell me exactly amount of water to be mixed with 1/2 teaspon baking soda?am not clear with 8oz

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      nathanathma 5 years ago

      thanking you very much thanksssssssssss.....

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      JCielo 5 years ago from England

      @J Sykes... Please don't give up! There is a remedy / remedies out there for you.

      Remember, that not everything works for everybody as everyone's metabolizm is different. You just have to find what's best for you.

      For example, I can eat shellfish (reckoned to be a gout time-bomb) till the cows come home without triggering an attack, but if I overdo the beer then that's a different matter. On the other hand, wine doesn't cause me a problem, but does for my brother-in-law.

      The things that have worked best for me, maintenance-wise, are my healthier low-purine diet which I stick to, eating lots of vegetables and fruit, and drinking plenty of water. The key is to find what works for you and stick with it religiously.

      I haven't had even the sniff of an attack for a number of years now.

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      J Sykes 5 years ago

      I've heard it all before. I've tried everything

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      pankaj rao 5 years ago

      Wonderful fantastic

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      JCielo 5 years ago from England

      Thanks thesingernurse. And thanks to all of the good folks above for their kind comments too. So sorry to be so lax in replying to you all. My new year's resolution is to reply in a speedier manner!

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Very informative hub. Voted up! :D

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      RVDaniels 6 years ago from Athens, GA

      helpful indeed. I plan to start using baking soda more.

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      Neha tathgir 6 years ago

      I found it very helpful in directing my dear ones having high uric acid problem.

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      bangingbeauty 6 years ago

      This is great advice that everyone should have a look at. Cheers, BB

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      RAJSEKAR 6 years ago

      Great Hub.. Very simple and very clear all depends on us to practica and become perfect..

      God Bless you...

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      waseem 6 years ago

      very informative for me. Thanks for share great information.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Great hub. Simple remedies to lessen uric acid levels. Thanks Jcielo for the info.

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      RAVI 6 years ago

      Really Informative for me affecting due to high uric acid levels

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      Gout Home Remedies 6 years ago

      Gout is very painful. Most doctors and experts say that the main cause of gout can be attributed to diet and genetics. I also read that gout flare ups can arise if one is drinking to many sweetened beverages. So try to cut back on the soda... Also take vitamin C that helps with gout..

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      Pamela N Red 6 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great advice. Thanks for the list of foods that are okay. It seems the list of no-no's is much longer so we aren't sure what we can have.

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      frogyfish 6 years ago from Central United States of America

      Vital information shared here. Thank you!

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      Phil Challis 7 years ago

      The natural remedy is always the way to go!

      The pharmaceutical company's will never provide a proper cure and their medications lead to secondary illness's which further keep their shareholders happy.

      Good work!

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      JCielo 7 years ago from England

      Thanks Smireles, I take that as a great compliment. For the life of me, I don't know why it has taken me so long to join HubPages!

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      Sandra Mireles 7 years ago from Texas

      Excellent hub. I have a relative with gout and am sending this link. Welcome to hubpages!