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Can You Avoid High Uric Acid by Drinking Water?

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Toronto-based journalist William McCoy has been writing since 1997, specializing in topics such as sports, nutrition and health. He serves as the Studio's sports and recreation section expert. McCoy is a journalism graduate of Ryerson University.
Can You Avoid High Uric Acid by Drinking Water?
Proper hydration can help reduce the symptoms of gout. Photo Credit: Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images

High uric acid levels in your body can result from a diet high in purines, your kidneys' inability to remove the uric acid or diseases such as diabetes. High levels of uric acid in your body can lead to kidney disease or gout, a painful condition in which your body's joints become inflamed. Although your doctor will prescribe medication to help your condition, drinking enough water is also important.

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Importance of Water

Drinking water is a simple way you can try to control your high uric acid levels. Waters help to lower your body's uric acid levels, notes the National Institute of Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Focus on water and other drinks that don't contain alcohol, as alcohol can increase your body's uric acid levels. Visiting your doctor for a blood or urine test can help determine the level of uric acid in your body.

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