• Serena Tan

A little Reminder for ThiRak AK…

Gout is a form of acute arthritis that causes severe pain and swelling in the joints. It most commonly affects the big toe, but may also affect the heel, ankle, hand, wrist, or elbow. It affects the spine often enough to be a factor in back pain. Gout usually comes on suddenly, goes away after 5-10 days, and can keep recurring. Gout is different from other forms of arthritis because it occurs when there are high levels of uric acid circulating in the blood, which can cause urate crystals to settle in the tissues of the joints.

gout is known as “rich man’s disease”

Diets which are high in purines and high in protein have long been suspected of causing an increased risk of gout (a type of arthritis caused by high levels of uric acid in the body which form crystals in the joints, resulting in pain and inflammation).

High in Purines Food

• Beer, other alcoholic beverages. • Anchovies, sardines in oil, fish roes, herring. • Yeast. • Organ meat (liver, kidneys, sweetbreads) • Legumes (dried beans, peas) • Meat extracts, consomme, gravies. • Mushrooms, spinach, asparagus, cauliflower.

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