Is it true or not ? Massaging your legs increases your risk of gout.


11 Aug 2566

Asst. Prof. Dr. Kitti Totemchokchaikan Department of Internal Medicine Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital Mahidol University explains that squeezing massage at various points. of the body with normal force does not cause any abnormality to the body because of normal compression It does not add uric acid to the body in any way. But if the massage is so severe that it causes injury Or arthritis, such as a traditional massage by people who are not proficient in the correct massage, if squeezing or twisting the joints wrongly causing swelling and pain or arthritis It can cause an exacerbation of arthritis. Because squeezing with violence will hit the area with the accumulation of uric acid in the subcutaneous layer called a lump called Tophus, so it may cause uric acid to enter the blood. or accumulated to Until causing symptoms of arthritis.

However, this is a very rare case. The main cause of gout is still a matter of Hyperuricemia with both factors that we can control and out of control.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Paraya Asanasen, Department of Otolaryngology, Nasik Larynxology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital explain more about uric acid It is a substance that occurs within our body. Up to 80% can be created by yourself, while the other 20% is brought in from eating foods that contain purine. The purines can be found in poultry foods. offal some vegetables and some seafood having high levels of uric acid in the blood Caused by the body's production of uric acid than normal. Or eat foods that are high in purines, which are converted into uric acid in the blood. causing abnormally high levels of uric acid in the blood.

Foods high in purines that people with arthritis or at risk of developing gout should be avoided, including.

- Poultry such as chickens, ducks, geese

- Animal organs such as liver, heart, intestines, Zeng Jee

- Brown rice, coarse rice, various cereals, whole wheat bread, including milk from brown rice and cereals as well

- Anchovies, mackerel, mackerel, anchovies, anchovy, catfish, small fish, sardines (canned fish), fish roe

- Seafood such as shrimp

- Beans such as red beans, black beans, mung beans, soybeans

- Various soups such as congee soup, noodle soup, cube soup, instant soup, including beef stew, gravy

- The top of various vegetables such as the top of the pumpkin, the top of the Meo pumpkin, the top of the gourd, the top of Acacia, and the top of Cha-Om

However, eating foods that are high in purines It doesn't mean that you will get gout after taking it. Only people with arthritis or already have gout These foods should be avoided. to maintain normal uric acid levels in the blood when uric acid levels are maintained to normal can eat these foods (under the advice of a doctor) if you do not want gout Regular exercise is recommended. Eat food from the 5 food groups and have a physical examination every year. including drinking milk Or eat foods that contain milk (cow's milk), such as yogurt, sour milk, or lactose-free cow's milk. It also reduces the chances of developing gout as well.

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