In the modern field of medicine, they consider a lot of illnesses as genetic. In various cases, they do so even though the studies that are being conducted are just stating some jargons that aren’t really understandable by many. However, there are some cases that have proof.
One particular condition is hyperuricemia. It may be a time bomb that’s ticking, which may explode and destroy the kidneys or turn into a mysterious lumps known as gout.
There is no way that we are going to accept this as our fat. There is no way we will do such thing. No matter what the circumstances are, we can affect the detonation of the bomb both in subtle and major way. In the actual fact, even though the bomb has already been detonated, we can still reverse the damage.
This article wishes to explain how to treat hyperuricemia. We’ll be discussing the condition in both medical and unconventional way. So read on!
What is Hyperuricemia?
Hyperuricemia is an illness wherein the uric acid concentration in the body is in an excessive amount. This may cause the overburdening and a severe damage to the kidneys. Over the course of time, the accrued uric acid may also cause gout.
What causes Hyperuricemia?
In order to understand how to treat hyperuricemia, we must first understand how it really works.
There are actually two major causes of hyperuricemia: the genetics and the diet.
The genetic hyperuricemia is due to a condition known as the Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome, or the mutation of the HPRT gene in the X-chromosome. This just means that the female are almost unaffected by the condition.
The mutation may cause a deficiency in the hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase or the HPRT, which is significant in the recycling of the purine. Without this recycler, the cell DNA may depreciate and upsurge the unused purine, which will then be broken down into uric acid. Furthermore, it may also be due to some genetic effects to the thyroid glands.
Since the uric acid results from the purine breakdown, the high-purine foods may cause hyperuricemia. The purine-rich foods includes the processed meat, organ meat, most leafy vegetables and many more.
Commonly Overlooked Cause of Hyperuricemia
Apart from the genetics, the culture is a cause for diet inheritance preference. What your grandparents eat may be adapted by your parents, and eventually you’ll adapt your parent’s dietary preference. For example, you’ll be more open to the purine-oozing meat if your father loves barbeque parties.
Rapid Cell Death
As the purine is a building block for the cells, the rapid cell death may cause chunks of purine to flow back into the bloodstream. The normal cell death is actually tolerable. However, when the cells are massacred, excessive number of purine may cause too much uric acid.
How to Treat Hyperuricemia
In order to treat hyperuricemia, we must take all of the causes into account.
Genetics is irreparable, except for the part of the diet preference inheritance. This may be contradicted through the force of will. Certainly, the sensation of eating a mouth-watering piece of meat is substantial, however, the consequences may be severe. Nevertheless, you shouldn’t eliminate purine in your diet totally.
Eliminating Uric Acid
Having a knowledge on how to get rid of the uric acid is just the same as knowing how to treat hyperuricemia.
Acids are affirmed enemies of the bases or the alkaline as they are usually known. If we are going to wage a war against the uric acid, we must enlist the aid of alkaline.
Put simply, alkaline neutralizes acids! However, the question here now is that, how will you affect the acid-to-alkaline ratio of the body.
We‘ll be using the very pathway the body uses in absorbing the nutrients. I am talking about the water. For short, we‘ll try to fight the uric acid through the alkaline water.
The cells are enclosed by fluids known as the interstitial fluids. It’s actually the “home” of the cell. Excessive levels of acids are being dumped in here in order to balance the acidity of the body. The uric acid is also stored here. Through the hydration of this with alkaline water, the uric acid is being neutralized. Once it is neutralized, the excess free radicals that’s caused by acidity will also get eliminated hence preventing the abnormal destruction of cell.