Uric acid level.

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29 Oct, 2017 11:24 PM

I just purchased a a device that measures Cholesterol, Glucose and Uric Acid. I already have one for checking glucose, but purchased that device for checking my wife's cholesterol.
Now that I have the device, I decided to check my uric acid because I have battled with elevated uric acid since I have been taking a diuretic for my elevated blood pressure.
I have now been on the Rosedale diet for about 3 months, and the Atkins diet for about 18 months before that. Since my blood pressure has now dropped, I discontinued the diuretic for about 2 weeks with my blood pressure now at 115/75 first thing in the morning.

After reading The Rosedale Diet, on page 181, Dr Rosedale states that the diet reduces uric acid levels. I checked my uric acid level for a couple of days now with a reading of about 700 umol/L (11.8 dl/dL). This is fairly high. Is there something I am missing in the diet that I should be looking out for besides the usual meats and fish? I only have a 50gm piece of salmon and nuts each day to make up my protein level to 50gm per day. Or, do I just need to wait longer for the diet to have it's effect on my uric acid?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Fiona on 21 Nov, 2017 03:03 AM

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    Sorry Dr. Ron will not be able to answer your question as he is head long into finishing his book. Just checking the 50gm is not the weight of the salmon correct, the weight and the 50grms of protein are two different things, as the weight also would include fat and water.

  2. 2 Posted by fhutt on 21 Nov, 2017 03:16 AM

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    Yes, the 50gm of salmon is the actual weight contributing about 11gm of protein. The rest of the protein is mainly in the nuts (walnuts and almonds) I have excluding the protein in the vegetables and avocado.
    The total protein I have is a little less than 50gm since I want to lose some more weight.
    I thought that the level of uric acid is the product of breaking down purines and food with proteins have the most purines. 50gm of protein would not produce a lot of purines.
    So, I am puzzled as to why my uric acid is at such a level.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Fiona on 21 Nov, 2017 03:32 AM

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    Yes that is a puzzle for sure. When Dr. Ron was seeing patients things like this would come up and when he would go over their labs and other items it was always clear as day to him what the issue was, I wish we could clone him and still have one of him seeing patients!

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