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What is the cause of high levels of uric acid? Time to check your food intake

Have you been lately experiencing sharp pains in your joints? It is one of the common uric acid symptoms that people complain of when they consult and Ayurvedic doctor for uric acid treatment. Uric acid has become a common problem for many people today, most probably because of a faulty diet and lifestyle routine that they follow.

What is uric acid?

The human body produces a lot of waste products. One of them is uric acid. It is produced after the body breaks down a substance known as purine, which is commonly found in non-vegetarian food items, alcoholic beverages, high protein items, protein shakes, etc.

What causes uric acid?

The moment you start observing uric acid symptoms such as pain, you start to wonder what causes that to happen. In most cases, presence of high uric acid in the body indicates that your kidneys are not operating effectively. This may be due to many different reasons. Either you are consuming more uric acid foods, or you are overweight, or you have Diabetes, or there is an inherent genetic tendency that is preventing your body from getting rid of the uric acid through urine. In certain cases, people who are undergoing Therapy and radiation therapy as a treatment for some sort of cancer have also reported an excess of uric acid in their bodies. 

Is uric acid dangerous?

Uric acid in itself is not fatal, however prolonged presence of the acid in the body may indicate renal insufficiency, which can become a cause of concern. A vast amount of the modern population have high amounts of visitors in their body, but thanks to an effectively working renal system it gets eliminated on a regular basis. And it becomes excess, it leads to a problem known commonly as Gout. If you are experiencing uric acid symptoms such as sharp, pinprick like pain, consult an expert Doctor to know the complete scope of the disorder, and get necessary treatment at an early stage. 

How to treat uric acid?

Uric acid treatment is available in Allopathy, Homoeopathy as well as in Ayurveda. In ayurveda, the treatment started first understanding the underlying root cause. If the root cause is a kitty disorder, then the treatment focuses on healing the kidneys first, as a result the amount of uric acid in the blood will naturally decrease. Similarly, if the reason is excess amount of purine-based food intake, then the Ayurvedic treatment plan will be focused on preparing a healthy diet regimen, complemented by lifestyle recommendations, as the doctor sees fit, depending on the other existing health problems and health status. 

Is uric acid treatment necessary?

Yes, uric acid treatment is necessary, ideally at an early stage to prevent further damage to your body, as well as to prevent the inconvenience of sharp pains in your joints. More importantly, since this can be a symptom of an underlying severe problem, it is advisable to speak to a expert Doctor and decide the best route forward. In many cases, especially in an initial stage, home remedies aimed at reducing the presence of uric acid in the body can be very effective. However, self-medication, self remedy is not advised, mainly because these remedies may not be based on the actual problem that you have. Home remedies for gout, or uric acid that you find on the Internet are generalised, which not only increases the risk of complications, but also reduces the chance of quick recovery. Therefore, if you have been observing symptoms of gout or uric acid, speak to a doctor immediately. 

Home remedies for relief in uric acid

  1. Triphala: Triphala is an Ayurvedic concoction which is made by using 3 different Ayurvedic fruits namely, Amla, Haritaki & Bibhitaki. It comes in a powder form, which can be easily consumed with a little lukewarm water. The powder is an anti-inflammatory effect, which reduces inflammation associated with increased uric acid.
  1. Neem: Neem is an Ayurvedic herb that is used for many health problems, excess uric acid is one of them. You can make a paste of the leaves of the tree and a blight on the affected area, or consume soft tender leaves of the tree on an empty stomach in the morning. Neem has anti-inflammatory properties and is beneficial in treating gout, and other joint pains. You can also find the herb in of oil or Form.
  1. Turmeric: Turmeric is an age-old pain relief remedy that is also applicable for reducing pain due to uric acid. There are many ways to consume turmeric, the simplest of them is to make Golden milk. To make Golden milk, add half a teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass full of cow's milk. You can also add honey to taste, and consume it twice a day. Roots of raw turmeric ground into a fine paste and applied on the affected area yields very effective results.

Lifestyle recommendations to treat uric acid

To prevent uric acid symptoms from flaring up often, ayurveda doctors recommend many lifestyle changes. The first, and most effective of them is to reduce body weight. Increased body weight puts a lot of load on the joints, which are already dealing with the presence of urates around them, thereby complicating the problem.

To know more personalised site, lifestyle recommendations, consult an Ayurveda doctor today.

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