How to Control High Blood Uric Acid? This is very common question and this articles will help you to address this problem.
High levels of blood uric acid may occur in the course of various diseases. For example, if kidneys are damaged even due to some other cause, say as a consequence of chronic infection or prolonged high blood pressure, or in acute cases, like acute nephritis, blood uric acid levels will rise, because the kidneys won’t be in a position to maintain the normal levels of blood uric acid. And, in such cases, both kidneys and high blood uric acid require equal attention.
So, what does this mean?
In some other diseases also, e.g. when a person is suffering from leukaemia, malignant tumours, polycythaemia, psoriasis, cyanotic congenital heart diseases, pernicious and haemolytic anaemias, during the management of anticancer drugs, blood uric acid is liable to get raised as a consequence of excessive tissue breakdown. Care of both the primary disease and higher level of blood uric acid is required in such a way as to save the patient from additional complications due to high blood uric acid again in such cases.
Besides the above, blood uric acid can also rise in other diseases which may be listed as: myxoedema, hyperparathyroidism, and hypoparathyroidism, acromegaly, diabetes mellitus, rheumatic arthritis, etc. Hence, in such disorders also, blood uric acid is needed to be measured. If found elevated, it should be seen simultaneously. Further, starvation and prolonged exercise may raise levels of blood uric acid. Even some drugs, especially aspirin, if taken more than 2 g/ day, may cause a rise in blood uric acid levels. Some antihypertensive drugs, specially chlorthiazide, may even enhance it.
Your diet helps you to maintain your blood glucose levels. If you eat excessive amounts, your blood sugar levels will rise. If you do not eat enough, your blood glucose levels will fall. They will also fall because of exercise or activity and even because of heat in the summer time. You will want to maintain accurate records of your blood sugar levels so that you’ll learn how your body reacts to different foods, exercise, environments and learn to adjust accordingly. Blood sugar levels will rise usually when you’re sick; have an infection. Now you can see why it’s so important to monitor your blood sugar levels on a regular basis.
Patients are recommended to take mostly vegetarian food and refrain from non-vegetarian diet, because nuclear/cell protein of non-vegetarian food add to the uric acid in the blood. Since caffeine is likewise responsible for elevated levels of uric acid, therefore, patients are advised to adopt a minimum quantity, or no tea, coffee, cocoa, etc. Due to the same reason, alcohol, wine, and beer also needs to be avoided.
The patient should take a great deal of water so that elevated levels of uric acid in the blood are washed out by the kidneys.
In short, all cases of high blood uric acid should stick to a vegetarian diet with an ample quantity of no alcoholic beverages, water, and a minimal intake of tea and coffee, if, at all these are taken.
In case the high degree of uric acid aren’t monitored by the above-mentioned dietary measures, only then should the patient be put on drugs.
In case some underlying diseases/drugs have been detected as responsible for raising levels of blood uric acid in the blood, both the underlying disease and the drug should be watched. The drug responsible for elevated levels of uric acid should be discontinued.
Ultimately, it should be emphasized again that the first detection and treatment of high blood uric acid goes a great deal in warding off the serious complications resulting from high levels of uric acid, especially coronary artery disease and stroke. These are fatal in nature.