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(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
Q: I AM a 50-year-old man. I am suffering from joint pain due to a high uric acid level. Please advise. A: URIC acid is the breakdown product of purine metabolism in the body, a protein component that breaks down and metabolises to form uric acid. When the concentration of uric acid is high, crystals of uric acid will be deposited in joints, tendon and other tissues causing inflammation and pain, a condition known as gout.
Fresh fruits and vegetables should be the mainstay of your diet. Purine- rich food such as organ meat, anchovies, shellfish, asparagus, mushroom, and alcohol should be avoided. Achieve a normal body …