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Uric Acid

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Metabolis by-product: Uric acid is formed in the process of metabolism of proteins by the body. It can also form with high cellular turnover in persons undergoing chemothe ... Read More
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A 83-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Greco
8 years experience in General Practice
Protein Waste: Uric acid is a normal byproduct of proteins & other biological molecules. If there is too much uric acid in your body, it can accumulate crystals in y ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Chemical in Ur Blood: Uric acid is a chemical produced in the human body and filtered out by kidneys via the urine. It is relatively harmless unless the blood level is high ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Durga Komaragiri
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Diet/meds: Diet/ medications like probenecid/allopurinol are commonly used. Avoid alcoholic drinks esp beer.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Why?: It doesn't matter whether it will raise uric acid levels. What matters is that it won't do anything positive for you. Why are you taking it in the fir ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Davidson
23 years experience in Family Medicine
A few: High uric acid in the blood can put you at increased risk for gout or kidney stones. It's nit always the case, but if you experience intense abdominal ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Uric acid: Uric acid comes from purines made naturally by your body as well as from purines in your diet. Avoid foods high in purines like red meats, organ meats ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: No it does not.
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Absolutely: Unoriginal is a very good medication for lowering uric acid level.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
29 years experience in Urology
VEG PURINES: Very debatable question. Diet is a hot topic in the gout discussion circles.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: The uric acid means nothing and requires no specific diet. The details of a diabetic diet are best handled by her own doctor or a nutritionist.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Diet not helpful: Studies have clearly shown that diet has little benefit on serum uric acid levels no matter what other doctors may tell you. The one thing you should ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: There's no specific level that defines gouty arthritis. If a person suffers from a gouty attack, they're said to have the illness irrespective of the ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience in Family Medicine
Indirectly: High uric acid levels can cause crystals to form in the joints, causing the pain, joint damage and other problems in gout.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: Crabmeat has purines which are metabolized to uric acid. However, diet has little effect on serum uric acid levels despite what some doctors on this s ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: No they do not.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
No need to fast: Fasting is not needed for uric acid testing.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Not your best choice: Don't get your hopes up. Sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (baking soda) is a poor alkalinizer of the urine as the body turns it into carbon dio ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Saleh
26 years experience in Urology
No: Folic acid does not prevent (or cause) kidney stones.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience in Holistic Medicine
It can: Oatmeal contains a small amount of protein which breaks down into purine which contributes to uric acid which is the hallmark of gout. However, oatmea ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: No it is not.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Plant based: A plant based or vegetarian diet with plenty of fluids is the cornerstone. Attempt to attain or maintain ideal body weight. If that is insufficient, ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Winiewicz
9 years experience in Podiatry
Reduce uric acid: A diet which decreasing your intake of foods high in purines helps control your body's production of uric acid. Before starting any new diet it is be ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Yes: Allopurinol is a safe drug and is used for long term gout control.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: I would look for a different possible cause if your elevated uric acid is new.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
37 years experience in Podiatry
No: Nope
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
May need medication: Your uric acid level is abnormally high and if diet has not helped you may need to take medication to control it. It is important to control it to pre ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: No it is not.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: Unless you have severe pain and swelling, you do not have gout. It you do not have gout, then there is no reason to treat a mildly elevated uric acid ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Hard one: Unfortunately, based on the limited info you presented, it is essentially impossible to suggest anything. The WBC of 11.3 is only minimally elevated. ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Birnbaum
50 years experience in Rheumatology
It's : It's hard to say if you have gout or not. Most but not all gout patients have their initial attacks in the bunion joint of the big toe and also have ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Not much: A normal uric acid level pretty much rules out gout, but that's it. It's unlikely that gout will announce itself as pain in both knees that isn't real ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
28 years experience in Podiatry
Lab results: I don't know about a "cra" blood test. There's a standard CRP test, for c reactive protein. CRP is a marker for inflammation. An elevated CRP means t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
See below: A seven is at the top of the scale for normal for uric acid. If he had clinical symptoms to go with this he probably does have gout.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Treat the person: Many people with a uric acid of this level and normal kidney function testing have no problems, including no gout. If it not troubling you, consider l ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Can be urine loss: You can lose uric acid in you urine. It can be nothing but sometimes occur in certain kidney problems. It is called hypouricemia. I usually see it in ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Pseudo Gout: It is called pseudo gout, causing inflammation in joints caused by precipitation of calcium pyrophosphate crystals in the joint space and real gout is ... Read More
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