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Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it is not.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Gout, dehydration.: Gout, dehydration, and renal failure are the most common causes.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
2 basic causes: You uric acid level is elevated either because you produce too much or your kidneys excrete too little. Simple tests can determine if there are any sp ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
38 years experience Podiatry
If the wrong foods: If you are ingesting excessive levels of shell fish, red meat, alcohol or other foods high in purines, than you will push up your uric acid. On the c ... Read More
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Uric acid diet: Yes, certain kinds: avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will elevate uric acid. Avoid these. Also, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - this ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Several: Diet low in purines. Adequate hydration allopurinol. Avoid gout! very unpleasant and kidney stones occur as well!
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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High uric acid: Get checked for kidney problems. If taking a diuretic, discuss with doc to change. And avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, t ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
So many causes: Genetic such as syndrome-x and trisomy syndrome; diseases such as renal failure, hypertension, acidosis, tumor-lysis syndrome, sarcoidosis, hypothyro ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Minimally: It is minimally elevated but it has no clinical implications. Leave it alone.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See below: Diet and exercise may lower your cholesterol. Depending on how high your LDL and what your HDL ("good cholesterol") is you may warrant lipid lowering ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dwarka Rathi
42 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: They do not.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Need to know why!: The high uric acid puts you at risk for gout. But you need to have your physician discover why the level is so high. It can be due to other med ... Read More

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