Our expert says:
Excessive uric acid buildup is caused by a disorder in the metabolism of so-called "purines", which are compounds that occur in high quantities in red meat, organ meats (brains, liver, kidneys, sweetbreads), anchovies, meat extracts, broth, bouillon, and gravies made from meat drippings, sardines, herrings, mackerel, mussels, partridge, fish roes, baker's and brewer's yeast taken as supplements. Beans, pulses, spinach, asparagus and mushrooms have a moderate purine content and can be eaten in moderate quantities. Other vegetables and fruits have a negligible purine content and can be eaten freely. He can eat cheese, but preferably cottage cheese. Your hubby can have citro-soda every night, but he needs to discuss other acid-lowering medications with the dr who is treating these stones. It is also important for him to drink plenty of water (up to 5 glasses a day) in addition to the other liquids he is ingesting to help to dilute the uric acid content of the urine. The dr may suggest medical interventions to treat the stones.
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