The harm done to uric acid

The normal level of uric acid in our body is 3.4 to 7 mg/dL for men and 2.4 to 5.7 mg/dL for women.

When the uric acid level exceeds this range, it is called hyperuricemia. Increased uric acid can cause inflammation and pain in the joints. Gout is another term used to describe this condition.

Elevation of uric acid is more common in the elderly and kidney patients. But these days, there is a tendency to increase this acid, even among younger people. One of the reasons for this is obesity and uncontrolled eating habits.

Why can’t it increase?

● Eat more non-vegetarian and purine-rich foods. If the kidneys cannot remove enough uric acid from the body,.

● Deficiency in enzymes of uric acid metabolism. If overweight. Uncontrolled eating habits.

● Smoking or taking any intoxicants.

● Side effects of various drugs.

High uric acid can lead to heart disease and kidney stones. Especially the joints of the feet may become red and swollen.

What’s the harm if it increases?

Heart disease and kidney stones can occur. Especially the joints of the feet may become red and swollen. The ankles may be painful, and there may be a tingling sensation when you wake up in the morning and start walking.

Needs to be completed

In most cases, medication is not needed to lower uric acid. However, if the joint becomes swollen and red, the doctor should be consulted immediately. If the uric acid is above a certain level, the doctor will prescribe medicine in case of kidney disease. Along with the advice of an expert nutritionist should develop eating habits.

Foods that grow

● Liver, brain, fish roe, sea fish, beef, duck or lamb, lung, mushroom, chicken skin, crab, sea urchin, hilsa fish, meat soup.

● Lentils, chickpeas, and cowpeas; nuts, beans, jackfruits, and beans.

● Shatmuli, puishak, spinach, mustard greens, mulashak, patshak, kachur shak, and kachurlati.

● Cruciferae—radish, radish, cabbage, tomato, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, saffron, eggplant.

● foods with excess salt (packaged foods), foods fried in fatty oil, or yeast-based foods.


What to eat

● To meet protein requirements, fresh water fish, skinless chicken meat, eggs, kidney beans, sour curd, and milk should be eaten in moderation.

● Lettuce, spinach, collard greens, pumpkin greens, greens. Kankrol, papaya, dhundul, chichinga, patol, bitter gourd, gourd, gourd, etc.

Eat all kinds of seasonal fruits in sufficient quantity. Drink enough water.

Md. Iqbal Hossain, Senior Nutrition Officer, Chittagong Diabetic General Hospital



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