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Pineapples More Effective in Neutralizing Uric Acid

Uric acid is a natural body waste material formed when chemicals termed purines break down. Purines are normally produced in the body and are also found in some foods and drinks. Foods with a high content of purines include liver, anchovies, mackerel, dried beans and peas, and Beer. They are also found in many foods such as liver, shellfish, and alcohol and can be formed in the body when DNA is broken down.

Symptoms like intense joint pain: A more than required proportion of Uric acid leads to multiple problems leading to intense joint pain. Gout usually affects the big toe, but it can occur in any joint, lingering discomfort. After the most severe pain subsides, some joint discomfort may last from a few days to a few weeks. Sharp crystals can form in your joints (usually your big toe). Most acid dissolves in blood and travels to the kidneys. From there, it passes out through urine.

Foods to be avoided: Foods that can trigger a gout attack, or worsen your symptoms if you are experiencing gout, include Red meats, including beef, lamb, pork and bacon. Organ meats, including liver, tripe sweetbreads, brains and kidneys. However, Onions are a low-purine food, and they can help to lower uric acid levels.

Drugs dip the amount of Uric acid but have side effects: Drugs such as allopurinol (Aloprim, Lopurin, Zyloprim) and febuxostat (Uloric) help limit the amount of Uric acid the body makes. Side effects of allopurinol include fever, rash, hepatitis and kidney problems. Febuxostat side effects include rash, nausea and reduced liver function.

Better to check with your Doctor:
For oral dosage form (tablets):
For treatment of hyperuricemia:
Adults—At first, 40 milligrams (mg) or 80 mg once a day. Increase the dose as needed. But, the dose is usually not more than 80 mg per day. This medicine may increase your risk of having serious heart and blood vessel problems, such as unstable chest pain, heart attack, stroke, or death. Check with your doctor right away if start having chest pain, trouble with breathing, sudden or severe headache, or problems with vision, speech, or walking.

Home remedy for uric acid in feet? Drinking lemon water. A 2015 study found that adding the juice of two freshly squeezed lemons to 2 litres of water each day reduced uric acid in people with gout. The researchers concluded that lemon water helps neutralize uric acid in the body, thus helping to reduce levels.

Is pineapple good for Uric Acid? Yes, pineapple has many benefits for those suffering from gout or high levels of Uric acid. Bromelain, an enzyme found in pineapple, helps break down proteins and reduce inflammation. I only treat it with 3 slices of pineapple and it works like magic. In fact, consumption of  Pineapples is more effective.
Normal values:
3.5 to 7.2 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL)

Inputs Courtesy: ENT Doctor with 41 years experience, preferring anonymity.


  1. Very good information for who suffering from uric acid problems


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