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what causes high levels of uric acid in blood?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Gout, dehydration.: Gout, dehydration, and renal failure are the most common causes.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Great answer! Wishing you'all the best
Feb 12, 2012
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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 specific conditions causing the high level.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
So many causes: Genetic such as syndrome-x and trisomy syndrome; diseases such as renal failure, hypertension, acidosis, tumor-lysis syndrome, sarcoidosis, hypothyroidism, lead intoxication; diet such as organ-meats/red meat, legumes, alcohol, certain cheese; medications such as diuretics, cyclosporin, salicylate, Ethambutol etc.. There many many more diseases/meds causing this. Consult doc. Good luck.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: Your body produces too much uric acid or your kidneys excrete too little. All causes are related to these 2 basic mechanisms.

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