Some people who take certain medicines or have certain conditions are at risk for having high levels of uric acid in their body fluids. For example, the following types of medicines can lead to hyperuricemia because they reduce the body's ability to remove uric acid:
* Diuretics, which are taken to eliminate excess fluid from the body in conditions like hypertension, edema, and heart disease, and which decrease the amount of uric acid passed in the urine;
* Salicylates, or anti-inflammatory medicines made from salicylic acid, such as aspirin;
* The vitamin niacin, also called nicotinic acid;
* Cyclosporine, a medicine used to suppress the body's immune system and control the body's rejection of transplanted organs; and
* Levodopa, a medicine used to support communication along nerve pathways in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
A review found that results from three observational studies are inconsistent, and concluded that there are no major concerns with the use of aspirin in people with gout [Schlesinger and Schumacher, 2004]. Case series have found that:
- Aspirin at more than 3 g/day is uricosuric [Yu and Gutman, 1959]
- Aspirin 1-2 g/day causes uric acid retention [Yu and Gutman, 1959]
- Aspirin 75-325 mg/day has variable effects on uric acid excretion [Caspi et al, 2000; Harris et al, 2000]
Libreni wrote:ok... just tell me, what foods will raise uric acid levels? thanks.
cool. I live in Indiana, so venison is plentiful(a family of hunters). And thanks!Wonderfulworld wrote:Libreni
if you google "gout" AND "foods" AND "avoid" you will get lots of info on food that increases uric acid.
Some of it is impractical - like venison, game meats etc, unless you have your own game reserve!
jimmylegs wrote:hey napay, i have edited the uric acid page of wikipedia (link above) to include high and moderate food sources of purines which elevate uric acid in humans.
you can also take a supplement called inosine which converts to uric acid. i never bothered with the inosine although i did find a supplier. it was available for online purchase when i looked earlier this year.
i am going to book an appointment today to get some requisitions for more bloodwork, to check if my 2006 dietary changes (15yrs of veganism to raving omnivore) have been successful in raising my serum uric acid level from 194. i'm aiming for 290.
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