Uric Acid and Kidney Function
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Kidney Health, Renal Diet Tips
Editors Note: Here are some ways to watch your uric acid for kidney function. Remember to always speak with a healthcare professional before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle. This information is for educational and informational purposes only.
What exactly is Uric Acid? Uric acid is a chemical created when the body breaks down substances called purines found in some of the foods and drinks we consume.
Most uric acid dissolves in the blood, and travels to the kidneys, filtered out in the urine. If your body produces too much uric acid or doesn’t remove enough, you can get sick. When a kidney fails to filter toxins from the body, the uric acid may build up to toxic levels, causing more injury to the kidneys.
Lowering Uric Acid for Kidney Problems
Your healthcare professional will determine any medications or binders to take. Beyond that, you can also watch your uric acid levels by consuming foods low in purines!
Avoid High Purine Foods
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