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High uric acid is related to eating habits

High uric acid is related to eating habits

 

High uric acid is related to eating habits.  High uric acid is closely related to many diseases. Where uric acid is deposited, problems will arise.

High uric acid is related to eating habits

We often say that the “three highs” (hypertension, high blood sugar, and high blood lipids) are the “three killers” that endanger your health. We know that when you are still struggling with the “three highs”, you are called the “first eat”. “Four highs”-hyperuricemia, has been growing continuously and is coming quietly.

 

What is hyperuricemia

Uric acid is the final metabolite of human purine compounds. The human body synthesizes about 700 mg of uric acid every day, and is finally excreted in urine and feces. When purine metabolism is disordered, uric acid production increases or uric acid excretion decreases, hyperuricemia will result.

Patients with hyperuricemia may have no obvious symptoms, and high uric acid levels are only found during physical examination. Generally speaking, under the condition of a normal purine diet, the fasting blood uric acid level of men is higher than 420μmol/L twice on different days and that of women is higher than 360μmol/L, which is called hyperuricemia.


What is the harm of hyperuricemia

High uric acid is closely related to many diseases. Wherever uric acid is deposited, problems will arise:

1. Increase the risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Hyperuricemia is an independent risk factor for acute cerebral infarction and coronary heart disease, and is closely related to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Uric acid crystallizes in the blood vessel wall, which can damage the vascular intima and promote the formation of thrombus and atherosclerosis.

2. Uric acid nephropathy. Uric acid deposits in the kidneys can induce acute uric acid nephropathy and chronic interstitial nephritis, resulting in renal disease.

3. Inducing gout. Uric acid is deposited in the joint cavity and crystals are precipitated to form gout, causing redness, swelling, pain and even deformity of the joints, affecting daily activities.

4. Induce other diseases. Hyperuricemia can destroy the function of pancreatic β-cells and induce diabetes. It is an independent risk factor for the onset of hypertension and is related to triglycerides.

 

How to prevent high uric acid

Uric acid is the “fourth highest” from eating. To prevent and treat high uric acid, we still have to start with eating:

1. Limit the intake of high-purine foods. Such as animal offal, seafood, shiitake mushrooms, seaweed, etc. are all high-purine foods. Purine should be controlled within 150 mg during the acute attack of gout.

2. Quit smoking and limit alcohol. The risk of high uric acid in people who smoke and drink frequently is higher than that of people who smoke and drink alcohol infrequently. To prevent and control high uric acid, quit smoking and limit alcohol, especially beer and liquor.

3. Drink plenty of water. Ensure that 1500-2000 ml of water is consumed every day to help the excretion of uric acid.

4. Exercise appropriately. Exercise can improve the body’s metabolic function and is conducive to the excretion of uric acid. You can choose walking, Tai Chi, jogging and other exercises.

 

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