KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. Gout is very annoying. Uric acid is a waste product formed from the breakdown of purines. Purines are substances that can be found naturally in the body and in food.
Some foods that contain high purines, namely:
– Ikan makarrel
– Preserved food
– Certain vegetables like asparagus
– Foods that contain alcohol
In addition, certain health disorders can also cause high uric acid levels (hyperuricemia), such as kidney disease, diabetes, hypothyroidism, certain types of cancer, and psoriasis.
Reporting from WebMD, at normal levels, uric acid in the blood should not cause problems. Normal uric acid levels in men are generally below 7 mg/dL. Meanwhile, normal uric acid levels in women are below 6 mg/dL.
If the level of uric acid in the blood exceeds the normal threshold, it can cause gout or gout. Gout can cause joint pain due to the accumulation of uric acid crystals.
Editor: Barratut Taqiyyah Rafie
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