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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can hypothyroidism cause high uric acid levels?

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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Uric acid levels: Yes it can. It is due to decreased renal plasma flow and decreased irate excretion in hypothyroidism.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What causes high uric acid, and how can I remediy it?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: There are basically 2 causes: your body makes too much uric acid or your kidneys excrete too little. There is no need to do anything about it unless there is a history of gout, kidney stones or significant kidney disease.
Lutz, FL
A 41-year-old male asked:

What medications can cause high uric acid?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Water pills.: Diuretics (water pills) are the most common meds that elevate the serum uric acid.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What causes a high uric acid? Whether it can be cured?

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Several: Some have a deficiency that makes them unable to eliminate enough uric acid. Others produce too much. Chemotherapy causing the bursting of blood cells can cause high uric acid. Uric acid when too high can cause kidney stones and gout attacks. It is unhealthy for the blood vessels. A diet low in purines (search web for "gout diet" or "low purine diet") can help. Meds sometimes are needed.
Canada
A 38-year-old male asked:

I have high uric acid... Should i worry?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: Do you have gout? Does it run in your family? If both answers no, then not a lot to worry about unless crazy-high value (that's a medical term). If yes to either or both questions, then should talk to your dr, as can predispose to gout flares / make them worse.
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