A high uric acid level in the blood is called Hyperuricemia which can further lead to gout (arthritis). Research suggests it is also associated with high blood pressure, fatty liver disease, or type 2 diabetes.
Uric acid is a waste formed when purines break down in the body. Purine is found in some food items (red meat, beans, seafood) and is broken down to change into uric acid. Normally, kidneys filter the uric acid and leave the body through urine. But, when the body makes uric acid in excess and cannot remove it through the urine, its value rises in the blood. As a result, you may feel pain and inflammation in your joints, leading to gout.
Hyperuricemia forms crystals of uric acid in the joints, which can lead to a severely painful and inflammatory condition in the joints known as gout. They can also develop in kidneys causing kidney stones. So, it is essential to follow a proper diet & lifestyle regimen to reduce them as soon as possible. If you fail to take care of yourself on time, it may cause damage to bone and joints and lead to heart or kidney-related diseases.
Here are the top 3 Ayurvedic tips to reduce uric acid naturally:
1. Suitable diet:
If you have high uric acid levels, it is essential to follow purine-rich food items. Here is the list of foods you must avoid or have in limited quantity.
- red meat
- soft drinks
- black gram, horse gram
On the other hand, you must include low to moderate purine food items like rice, green gram, wheat, elephant yam, ash gourd, bitter gourd, bottle gourd, zucchini, pumpkin, etc.
However, above mentioned is a piece of general advice. It is better to consult an Ayurvedic doctor for personalized diet guidelines.
2. Guduchi herbal drink:
Guduchi is an excellent Ayurvedic herb that has an anti-inflammatory effect. As a result, it helps fight the pain and inflammation in the joints.
You can consume its herbal drink twice daily (as your Ayurvedic physician advises).