Can gout patients drink tea? What kind of tea can you drink uric acid?
Uric acid is a metabolite of nucleic acids (DNA) in the nucleus. In the body, 20% of uric acid comes from food, and 80% comes from the metabolism of its own cells. Most of the uric acid in the body is excreted through the kidneys.
Excessive uric acid production, or uric acid excretion disorders can cause hyperuricemia.
Long-term high uric acid, uric acid deposition in the joint formation of aseptic inflammation is gouty arthritis, which is often known as gout. In addition, uric acid deposits under the skin to form tophi; deposition in the renal pelvis, ureter to form uric acid kidney stones; deposition in the kidney to form high uric acid kidney disease.
High uric acid is the root cause of gout attack. Lowering blood uric acid and controlling uric acid for a long time is the most effective measure to avoid gout attacks and reduce tophi, uric acid kidney stones and high uric acid nephropathy.
Dietary control can reduce uric acid production and have the effect of reducing uric acid; taking drugs that inhibit uric acid production such as allopurinol, febuxostat, or the drug that promotes uric acid excretion, also has a uric acid-lowering effect.
In addition, a large amount of drinking water is also very beneficial for patients with gout.
Drinking plenty of water can dilute the concentration of uric acid in the blood and reduce the deposition of uric acid in tissues; large amounts of urination caused by heavy drinking can promote uric acid excretion. In addition, urine dilution can also reduce uric acid concentration and reduce the formation of uric acid kidney stones.
“Multidisciplinary Expert Consensus on Diagnosis and Treatment of Hyperuricemia Related Diseases in China” (hereinafter referred to as “Consensus”) believes that drinking plenty of water can shorten the duration of gout attacks and alleviate symptoms. Those with normal heart and kidney function should maintain proper body water, drink plenty of water, and maintain a daily urine output of 2000~3000 ml.
Generally speaking, a person does not have a dominant water loss (sweating, breathing exhaled water) about 500~800ml per day. If there is a lot of sweating, the amount of non-dominant water loss will be more. Therefore, in order to maintain a daily urine volume of 2000~3000ml, the daily water intake should reach 2500~3800ml.
can you do it?
Think of drinking water as a habit, don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink water!
Therefore, patients with gout can drink tea and drink more without problems.
As for what kind of tea to drink? The answer is, what kind of tea is the same, anyway, it works with water, not tea.
Economically affordable or drink boiled water!
Having said that, there is still an episode.
In the past, it was thought that tea produced “methyl urate” after metabolism, which can cause gout, so it is recommended that gout patients do not drink tea. Later, it was discovered that this is entirely an oolong. This “methyl urate” and the “urate” that causes gout are two different things. They do not deposit in joints, subcutaneous and kidneys. Drinking tea has nothing to do with the onset of gout.
A Japanese study also confirmed that drinking tea has nothing to do with the risk of gout. Although tea itself cannot prevent gout, drinking tea from gout patients is harmless, and drinking a lot of tea is equivalent to drinking plenty of water, which is beneficial for patients with gout and hyperuricemia.
As for coffee, the Consensus is described as follows: The relationship between coffee and hyperuricemia and gout is inconclusive. Studies have shown that drinking coffee does not increase the risk of hyperuricemia and may reduce the risk of gout.
However, some “tea” such as iced tea and green tea cannot be drunk. These drinks are not tea, but fructose drinks with a “tea” taste.
Recommendation: Gout patients can drink milk and dairy products (especially skimmed milk and low-calorie yogurt), avoid drinking cola, orange juice, apple juice and other fructose-containing drinks or sugary soft drinks.