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High uric acid

My uric acid is 7 md/dl as at 10.6.08. It is just border line (7.2). Back in 2006, it was 5.5. My question:-

1. Why has the uric level increased so much?
2. I have been on Atenolol only 0.5 mg per day. Can this cause the uric acid to increase?
3. What foods should I avoid eating?
4. What foods to eat to reduce the uric acid?
5. Can Peanut butter causes high uric acid? The brand is Skippy.
6. Will uric acid causes a heart attack?
Tq so much.
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1.  an increase in uric acid can mean a lot of things, may be there is an increase of protein rich foods in your diet or it can be a sign of a serious complication.  

2.  Atenolol is a beta-blocker, basically it works on the principle of sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system that can affect a lot of different process in your body.

3/4.  Well no matter what, drink a lot of water (and i am a strong believer in vegetarianism), also avoid protein rich diets and preprocessed foods that contains nitrate and nitrite or high fructose corn syrup.  

5. Donot know, but if your peanut butter has high cholestrol or anything mentioned above, i would avoid it.  

6.  I think you should check with your GP, considering you are taking Atenolol (i am guessing for your hypertension), an increase in uric acid maybe a sign of cardiovascular disease.  

Hope that helps
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