A few months ago my daughter had a urinary tract infection that spread to her kidneys. We got rid of it but the doctor did a series of X-rays that showed that when she holds her pee, it results in the urine pushing back up to the kidney. If there is bacteria in it from a urinary tract infection, they get pushed up there too.
You do not want impaired kidney function if you have gout. If both your kidneys can not get rid of all the uric acid your liver is producing, what do you think would happen if you had only one kidney? You would be accumulating much more uric acid and get more frequent gout attacks.
So be careful - especially if you are a woman, and women are more susceptible to urinary tract infections than men (due to the different piping).
Todays weather and temperature: Almost 20 deg C, rain in the morning.
Current stress level (scale from 1 (low) to 5 (high)): 2
Breakfast: Fried rice (no sausages), and the vegetable stew from the hotpot. Tried to remove the meat, but not sure I was successful.
Lunch: Vege-burger from Costco. If you add a couple of drops of spicy sauce, it is as good as meat.
Snack: Konyakkuchips (first time for me too).
Dinner: Vegetable soup, German sourdough bread, cheese pizza.
Todays supplements and dosage: Vitamin C drink (1,3 g), 6 fish oil capsules.
Todays UA reading (before breakfast): 7.0 mg/dL
Todays step count (total at bedtime): 12769 steps
How much did I drink today?: Water 1.5 liter, vitamin C drink 0.5 liter, coffee 1 liter, no purine beer-like drink 0.6 liter.
This weeks weight: 118 kg
Waist circumference: 116 cm
Heart rate before beadtime (read more here to see why it matters): 93
Blood pressure before bedtime (read more here to see why it matters): 140/104 mmHg
How many times did I go to the toilet today? #1 6 times, #2 2 times.
My urine pH this morning (for why this matters, read more here): 6
Was my urine strange in any way? Not anytime during the day.
How many minutes did I use the Sixpad Foot Fit Plus? None, on a break today.