One of the hazards of becoming older is getting aches and pains on a more frequent basis. You might be puzzled when your doctor tells you that one of the causes of joint pain is high levels of uric acid in your blood. Uric acid is produced in the body through the breakdown of foods that contain nitrogen compounds or purines. When they accumate in the blood faster than your body can eliminate them through the kidneys and urine, the uric acid levels in your blood spike. If your kidneys are not functioning properly, they would be inefficient at excreting uric acid and this can also increase uric acid levels.
High levels of uric acid lead to the formation of crystals in the bones causing them to become stiff. It can also cause fatigue and in the long run lead to gout. Kidney stones can also be formed from such crystals.
High levels of uric acid can be effectively managed with a few dietary changes.Here are a few dietary changes that you can make for better management of your uric acid levels:
Effective diet management should be combined with regular exercise and proper intake of the prescribed medications to keep your uric acid levels at normal levels.
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