What is meant by uric acid is the residual metabolism of purine substances derived from the food we consume. This is also a by-product of the breakdown of cells in the blood.
Purines themselves are substances contained in every food ingredient that comes from the body of living things. In other words, in the body of a living thing, there is this purine substance, then because we eat these living things, the purine substances move into our bodies. Various vegetables and fruits also have purines. Purines are also produced from the destruction of body cells that usually occur or because of certain diseases.
Usually, this uric acid will be excreted in the body through feces (urine) and urine, but because the kidneys Can not to excrete existing uric acid, the levels increase in the body. Another thing that can raise uric acid levels is that we consume too much food containing a lot of purine. Excessive uric acid will then accumulate in the joints causing pain or swelling.
Uric Acid sufferers after undergoing appropriate treatment can be treated so that the uric acid level in the body returns to normal. However, because there is the potential for uric acid buildup in the body, it is recommended to control the food consumed so that you can avoid foods that contain lots of purine.
Symptoms of Uric Acid
• Tingling and rheumatic pain
• Pain especially at night or morning when you wake up
• Joints that are affected by Uric Acid look swollen, reddish, hot and unusually painful at night and morning.
Solution to overcome Uric Acid
• Perform treatment until uric acid levels return to normal. Normal levels are 2.4 to 6 just for women and 3.0 to 7 for men.
• Control food consumed.
• Drink a lot of water. By taking lots of water, we can improve remove purines in the body.
Foods that are avoided (contain lots of purines)
• Side dishes such as innards, liver, kidneys, spleen, tripe, intestines, lungs and brain.
• Seafood such as shrimp, clams, squid, crabs.
• Canned foods such as sardines and corned beef.
• Eggs, Meat, broth or gravy is thick.
• Nuts such as soybeans (including processed products such as tempeh, tauco, oncom, soy milk), peanuts, green beans, bean sprouts
• Vegetables such as spinach leaves, kale, cassava leaves, asparagus, cauliflower, beans.
• Fruits such as avocado, durian, pineapple, coconut water.
• Alcoholic beverages and foods such as beer, whiskey, wine, tape, wine.