Shall my father eat nonveg in gout?
Hello, my father is 64 years old and suffering from gout. His uric acid levels were too much deranged. But the good news is it is under control now. In addition to taking medications, dietary and lifestyle changes are helping him prevent painful attacks. Whenever there is some irregularities in his diet, it reflects on his health. He loves t eat non veg food. Is it good for him considering his health status? Please guide me.
@tintin Gout develops when there’s too much uric acid in the blood. This overabundance of uric acid may be the result of a diet high in purines, or your body may simply produce too much uric acid. In some cases, blood uric acid levels may remain normal, yet gout is still the correct diagnosis. This is due to inflammatory factors and the body excreting excess uric acid in the urine. Animal proteins are high in purines. Since the buildup of purines can lead to elevated levels of uric acid, which in turn may result in gout, it’s best to avoid or strictly limit these foods. These foods are somewhat high in purines and should be eaten in moderation: mutton, pork, chicken, beef, crab, lobster, oysters, and shrimp.