Effect Of Sweet Tea Consumption On Gout?
My mother has a rather high uric acid..sensitive to certain types of food such as mlinjo leaves or cabbage. Now my mother regularly drinks hot sweet tea every afternoon and morning..the question is can sweet tea trigger uric acid relapse? From Sragen oni.. best regards, doctor. thanks
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Gout is a condition that causes a person to experience extreme pain caused by the buildup of certain substances in the joints. This disease is also known as gout. Among the risk factors that make a person more susceptible to this condition are:
Diet. Consumption of intakes such as meat, seafood, sweetened drinks, melinjo, offal, chips and spinach increase uric acid levels in the body. Age and gender. This condition is more common in men in the age range of 30-50 years, although it often occurs in women after menopause. Family history of gout. People with a family history of gout are more likely to develop the same condition. Overweight or obesity. If you are obese, your body produces more uric acid and this can lead to recurrence of the condition.
Regarding what you ask, about whether tea can trigger gout, in short, no. Tea contains caffeine which actually increases the amount of urine that can help the release of uric acid from the body. But it would be much better if the tea is plain tea, because sweet drinks can actually increase uric acid.
So our advice, your mother should continue her habit of drinking tea, which will be better if it tastes bland. In addition, drink plenty of water if you don't have a history of heart or kidney problems, maintain your ideal body weight by doing light exercise according to your age, and avoid the foods we mentioned earlier. For more details, you can click the following link to go to our article on Gout Abstinence, and Gout Food Choices.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa