How to cleanse uric acid from your blood

Updated March 23, 2017

High levels of uric acid in the blood can lead to a variety of conditions. One of the most common is gout, in which uric acid crystals accumulate in the connective tissue of the joints. Gout is an extremely painful condition in which movement of the joints is severely restricted and the affected area is very painful to the touch. One of the ways to avoid or eliminate uric acid crystals is to lower the amount of uric acid in the blood, which will then help dissolve existing uric acid crystals as well as prevent the formation of new ones.

Eat vegetarian. Uric acid is often made as a byproduct of the metabolism of certain amino acids that are abundant in animal proteins. Adopting a vegetarian diet will help lower the amount of uric acid in the blood.

Avoid caffeine. Not only does caffeine stimulate the production of uric acid, but it also dehydrates the body, leading to additional accumulation of uric acid in the blood. People looking to cleanse uric acid from their blood should minimise their intake of coffee, tea and caffeinated sodas.

Eliminate alcohol. The metabolism of alcohol creates uric acid as a byproduct. It also dehydrates the body.

Drink large quantities of water. Uric acid is processed and eliminated by the kidneys. Drinking lots of water will keep the kidneys active, which will then cleanse uric acid out of the blood.

Take medication. If the above steps are unable to lower your uric acid, there are some medications, such as allopurinol, which will reduce the production of uric acid.

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Adam Cloe has been published in various scientific journals, including the "Journal of Biochemistry." He is currently a pathology resident at the University of Chicago. Cloe holds a Bachelor of Arts in biochemistry from Boston University, a M.D. from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in pathology from the University of Chicago.