Lifestyle Changes to Help Support Low Uric Acid Levels

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Gout is a painful form of arthritis that occurs when there are high levels of uric acid in our body. And gout isn't fun. But I'm sure you already know that. The good news is that there are things we can do to help manage gout, like trying to eat healthier and eating more low-purine foods.

But did you know that changes in diet alone aren't enough to prevent gout or gout attacks? That's not to say that it doesn't help, but if you're looking to do more about your gout, you've got to do more about your lifestyle.

Here are a few tips on how to go about living a low uric acid lifestyle:

Maintain a healthy bodyweight.

I know, easier said than done. But an increase in weight gain during adulthood may actually lead to an increased risk of developing gout or increasing the frequency of gout attacks.

That's why the rest of these tips are crucial.

Maintain a healthy diet.

Again, easier said than done. But maintaining a healthy bodyweight is easier when you're eating healthier. Make sure you're getting all the nutrients you need from fruits, veggies, proteins, and whole grains. You can even check out some of the best and worst foods for gout here.

Exercise consistently.

Exercising can help lower the uric acid levels in your body, along with its many other health benefits. It can help strengthen your bones and muscles and even reduce inflammation.

If you're not used to exercising, start off slow. For example, you could take a 10 minute walk in the morning or afternoon once a week. Then, as you get used to it, bump it up to 2 or 3 times a week or increase the time you walk for.

If you're looking for other options, check out these outdoor workouts.

Keep in mind that it's best not to exercise during a gout attack because it can make the pain worse. Try to exercise in between them if you can.

Drink plenty of fluids.

When I say fluids, I don't mean sweet drinks and alcohol. Make sure you're drinking plenty of water. Water can help flush uric acid from your body, so it's important to make sure you're drinking your recommended amount of water everyday.

Limit your alcohol intake.

Alcohol can actually increase your uric acid levels, so it's best to limit it or cut it out completely. Doing so will not get rid of gout or gout attacks altogether, but it can help.

Try supplements.

Supplements or medication can, often times, be the most effective way to help with gout and preventing gout attacks.

 

Thank you, Theresa L., for letting me know what you wanted to read about! I hope this helps.

**Talk to your doctor before beginning any new diet or exercise plan.

 

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3 Responses

Lucy
Lucy

June 07, 2024

Fibromyalgia is a very complicated complex and cruel condition to have. I cannot understand for the life of me how someone who’s taking lifetones for a few days or a week or two is saying I feel nothing. It’s not working. That’s ridiculous. I wouldn’t expect to feel reasonable relief probably for a month to 3 months. because you have a lot of build up of horrible things in your body with private malja, as you’re not moving that much and trust me, I’m sure we’re not eating perfectly. Nothing gets flushed out in a couple of days. This is makes me upset because you’re suffering. Cause I’m suffering with Fibromyalgia and if you give up on lifetones less than I’d say for at least 3 months, honestly.
But I think that it wll work sooner than that. I’m expecting to see a little changing about 6 weeks.You have to be realistic, and we are talking feeling better, not cured. I want to feel better. With Fibromyalgia that is as good as it gets.

Brandon from Lifetones
Brandon from Lifetones

March 27, 2024

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Mary Tracy
Mary Tracy

March 27, 2024

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2011. I tried all the “approved” medications without any success. I did take tramadol for several years but weaned myself off it because it wasn’t helpful any longer. I have to be careful with exercise because I can put myself in a flare very easily. I love to walk and miss it on days I have to pause. I’ve been taking the tincture twice a day for a week now and haven’t noticed any difference. It seems there is nothing that helps fibromyalgia and I feel discouraged. I’m at a healthy weight of 150 lbs and try to eat healthy. I became disabled and left my career in 2013 and now retired. My husband passed away last year so I’m now a widow.

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