I am suffering from gout. My uric acid level is 6.9. I am suffering from back rim pain, leg pain. How can I reduce my uric acid and what kind of food diet I should follow and which food will reduce my uric acid?
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Well, to be honest, uric acid of 6.9 is not very high and moreover in females it very rarely causes arthritis unless it is post-menopause. Secondly, the pain due to uric acid are different and very unbearable. It usually causes swelling of one joint, associated redness and warmth and the pain is such noone ever forgets. So we need to look into other causes of your pain.
As for the uric acid of 6.9, best you can do is diet control and adequate water intake. Amongst the diet, avoid red meat sea food, soft drinks and liquor. Increase the dairy products intake, more of water, brocolli, ginger. At this stage, I do not feel you need medicines for uric acid as we normally do not treat it till 9. And we need to investigate you for the reason for back pain and leg pain.
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