Islamabad: Uric acid is basically an antioxidant that performs certain vital functions in our body, such as preventing damage to blood vessel lining for better life. Kidneys help in maintaining a balance of uric acid in the blood but if kidneys are not functioning well, excessive uric acid crystals, known as monosodium urate crystals, get deposited in our tendons and joints and Gout and arthritis are the result.
According to research by Japanese scientists, later backed by Canadians, it is believed that drinking five to six cups of coffee daily decreases serum uric acid in the blood. Unfortunately, tea does not have the same effect.
Uric Acid Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Medicine along with diet control can reduce joint pain and gout. Left untreated, gout can cause deformities in the small bones of the hands, feet and knee joints. Over the long term, gout patients may also suffer posture defects. A diet consisting mainly of fruits, vegetables, boiled rice, plain yoghurt and cheese is ideal in such cases.