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Uric acid is the byproduct of purine and is normally filtered by kidneys.In right condition, uric acid levels stay below 0.6 mg/dL. How to lower uric acid in kidney failure?
Causes of high uric acid in kidney failure
Urine acid is the breakdown product of purines which can be found in both diets and our bodies. It normally dissolves in the blood, processes through the kidney, and leave the body in the urine. However, in Kidney Failure, the kidneys fail to work properly, a large amount of uric acid will build up in body.
Adverse effects of high uric acid
If a large amount of uric acid builds up in body over time, it will cause uric acid crystals. Uric acid crystals in the joints can cause pain, swelling, stiffness, and deformity, and impair movement.
If the uric acid crystals deposit in the kidneys, the crystals can become large stones.These stones may obstruct the urinary tract and prevent the kidneys from removing wastes,thus causing damage to kidneys.In addition,the crystals cause inflammation in kidneys and scarring of kidney tissues.
How to lower uric acid in kidney failure?
Firstly,the patients should limit the intake of foods high in uric acid.Common foods high in uric acid include seafood, red meat, alcohol, organ meat, sugar-sweetened items.
Secondly, it is to control the risk factors of high uric acid in kidney failure. High blood pressure, high blood sugar, obesity and high cholesterol can elevate uric acid level.
Thirdly,if the patients do not have swelling,they should increase the intake of fluid in their diet. Increased fluid intake can reduce the risk of developing stone.
If the kidneys are damaged significantly,the patients should start Dialysis.It can remove the wastes from body,but can not improve renal function at all.
As high uric acid results from reduced kidney function,the underlying goal of treatment is to restore impaired kidney structure and improve excretory ability of kidneys. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can be a recommended treatment for the patients.