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Uric Acid (Overview)

Uric acid is a naturally-occurring waste product produced by the body. Humans are not very good at getting rid of uric acid, and in some people it builds up and causes a form of joint pain (usually toe pain) called gout.


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What is uric acid?

What is uric acid?

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 your joints & cause a type of arthritis called "gout." your doctor can measure the uric acid in your blood or take a sample from your joints to determine if you have gout. Medications & dietary changes can help decrease your uric acid level. ...Read more

Uric Acid (Overview)

Uric acid is a naturally-occurring waste product produced by the body. Humans are not very good at getting rid of uric acid, and in some people it builds up and causes a form of joint pain (usually toe pain) called gout.


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What to do when your uric acid high?

Look at trend also: If a lab test is abnormal, it is important to get older records to see how quickly it is changing and how abnormal is has been. That information can be obtained by a primary care doctor who can then refer a patient to providers with special expertise if needed. ...Read more

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Tell me at what figure of blood uric acid level a person can be called gout?

Tell me at what figure of blood uric acid level a person can be called gout?

Highlevel predispose: Gout can occur where serum uric acid levels are as low as 6 mg/dl but an individual can have serum values as high as 9.6 mg/dl and not have gout. Depending on the lab normal range any level above 8 mg/dl is called hyperurecemia. The higher the level of uric acid the more likely you are to experience a gout attack but not necessarily. ...Read more

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How much time must work fast before the analysis of uric acid?

See below: Please restate your question---it is not clear what you are asking. ...Read more

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I am 29 and had gout attack 45 days ago. Serum level uric acid was 8.7.Hav started allopurinol 100mg daily. Is the med safe and can be affective for it?

I am 29 and had gout attack 45 days ago. Serum level uric acid was 8.7.Hav started allopurinol 100mg daily. Is the med safe and can be affective for it?

Yes: Allopurinol has been around for many years and has proven to be safe and effective for high uric acid levels. I believe 100mg daily is a low dose. Up to 600mg per day can be taken. I would recommend a repeat uric acid blood test. If still elevated discuss increasing the dose with your medical doctor. ...Read more

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Is a uric acid level of 10.3 mg/dl dangerous? I m already on diet for this condition but I still got it in this test higher than before

Is a uric acid level of 10.3 mg/dl dangerous? I m already on diet for this condition but I still got it in this test higher than before

Risk - kidney stones: Have you ever had a kidney stone? Believe me you would know if you did! The pain would not be easily forgotten.
Having a uric acid level higher than 6.0 puts you at risk for kidney stone formation.
I presume that along with diet, you were advised to increase water intake.
If appropriate, there are medications available that can lower uric acid levels ...Read more

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50yr lady hypertensive since 8yrs now developed joint pain, uric acid level 7.3, what is the cause of inc uric acid n treatment?

50yr lady hypertensive since 8yrs now developed joint pain, uric acid level 7.3, what is the cause of inc uric acid n treatment?

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 of only 7.3 mg/dl. Look for other causes. ...Read more

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My knees were hurting, dr. Advised blood test, results: my uric acid level is 7.4 h, what does that mean? What should I do?

My knees were hurting, dr. Advised blood test, results: my uric acid level is 7.4 h, what does that mean? What should I do?

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 really severe. Many healthy people have higher uric acid levels than you do. Your physician knows what the next steps are. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does this mean doc- cra positive. Uric acid 5.7 RA negative?

What does this mean doc- cra positive. Uric acid 5.7 RA negative?

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 that you have inflammation somewhere in your body from anything from a fall to a infection.

Uric acid of 5.7 if you are not taking gout medicine you likely do not have gout.
Ra neg - you do not have rheumatoid arthritis. :). ...Read more

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My husband was diagnosed with gout but his uric acid level was only a 7. What does this mean?

My husband was diagnosed with gout but his uric acid level was only a 7. What does this mean?

Gout and uric acid 7: The risk of gout rises with height of uric acid level. Values above 5-6 are able to trigger gout. Other variables matter, such as diet, alcohol, joint stress, body weight. Help him modify risk. He can lower uric acid levels and reduce likelihood of further gout. ...Read more

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How to reduce high uric acid? I ve 8.6.

How to reduce high uric acid? I ve 8.6.

Need to treat!: Hyperuricemia will lead in time to urate deposits in your joints. Gout will follow! Also kidney stones and uric acid nephropathy will ultimately develop. You should be treated so none occur! ...Read more

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Is uric acid, serum low at 3.6? What are the reasons of a low uric acid?

Is uric acid, serum low at 3.6? What are the reasons of a low uric acid?

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 a setting where there are no problems. ...Read more

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How can a cold weather be a factor on gout attacks with normal uric acid level?

Gout and cold: Gout is most common in toes. Toes have lower temp. Cold affects toes a lot. Uric acid crystals precipitate in colder areas. Like toes ...Read more

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What's uric acid?

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 chemotherapy or treatment for cancer. Uric acid can get to high levels and precipitate out in the body in joints, soft tissues and in the kidneys to give "gout". Medications, diet, hydration are the treatments. ...Read more

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What is uric acid?

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 your joints & cause a type of arthritis called "gout." your doctor can measure the uric acid in your blood or take a sample from your joints to determine if you have gout. Medications & dietary changes can help decrease your uric acid level. ...Read more

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What is uric acid?

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 (>7mg/dl). In that case it can cause kidney damage. Also the uric acid tends to deposit into the Joints where it can cause a painful type of Arthritis called Gout. tell us why you asked this question? ....that way we can be more helpful to you. ...Read more

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How to lower uric acid?

How to lower uric acid?

Diet mostly: Uris acid is the breakdown product of protein lowering protein intake can lower runic acid alcohol intake also can cause elevated uric acid however you as a healthy person should be able to keep uric acid normal could there be a kidney problem? ...Read more

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How to lower down uric acid.

See below: Medications such as uloric and Allopurinol are the mainstays of medical therapy

losartan or Cozaar has bonus effect of lowering uric acid by 0.5 to 1.0 points.

Weight loss can help as well. ...Read more

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My uric acid is very high 9.

How do you FEEL?: This is above the top of the reference range, but not outrageously high. Most folks with somewhat high uric acid never get gout or any other troubles from it. Especially, i'd warn you against seeking to take medication to treat a high lab value. Your physician can guide you here. I. ...Read more

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How can I lower my uric acid?

How can I lower my uric acid?

Studies suggest!: Dietary changes do not yield major results. If your uric acid is too high, cutting alcohol and organ meats will help, but you should be on generic Allopurinol or uloric to take your level below 6 mg /dl! Uric acid not only causes gout, kidney stones, but can damage the kidneys! Your profile suggests you have metabolic syndrome, heading for type 2 diabetes, beware! ...Read more

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Does crabmeat cause uric acid?

Uric acid: Sea food can raise uric acid. . Red meat, wine, dehydration can also raise uric acid levels resulting in acute attack of gout. ...Read more

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How do I control high uric acid?

High uric acid: Ask your your doctor for a low purine diet. Medications like allopurinol can help. You only need to treat it if you have Gout or uric acid kidney stones ...Read more

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How do I lower uric acid levels?

Uric acid: Whether or not you need to lower your uric acid level depends on whether it is causing problems. The main issue with a high uric acid level is the possibility of having gout attacks. If you are not having negative effects from the elevated uric acid then it is called "asymptomatic hyperuricaemia" and it is generally not felt to be necessary to treat it. Follow-up with your doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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How to reduce my uric acid level?

How to reduce my uric acid level?

Red meats: Eliminate red meats, eat a fiber rich diet, kep exercising. Your doctor can also prescribe medicines for this. ...Read more

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Why do our bodies make uric acid?

Normal event: Uric acid is a natural metabolic product purines, part of protein. As proteins are broken down, the purines are metabolized and uric acid is the major product ...Read more

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How could l reduce uric acid level?

Diet and medications: Uric acid is a natural digestive product of protein eating less protein, especially red meat and shellfish is helpful alcohol also is important as it directly inhibits the kidney from excreting uric acid so avoiding alcohol intake is important. Certain medications, like water pills, can raise uric acid levels, if possible avoid their use. Lastly, there are medications like allopurinol or culprit t ...Read more

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How can I decrease uric acid level?

See details: Unless you have a history of gout or kidney stones, there is absolutely no need to do anything. Diets have little value in spite of what some doctors will tell you. If you have gout or stones you need to be on allopurinol. ...Read more

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What to do when your uric acid high?

Look at trend also: If a lab test is abnormal, it is important to get older records to see how quickly it is changing and how abnormal is has been. That information can be obtained by a primary care doctor who can then refer a patient to providers with special expertise if needed. ...Read more

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How to decrease uric acid from body?

Plant lithium: Plant based lithium - from broad beans, peas and lentils - also available as li-zyme from biotics will lower uric acid. ...Read more

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Best food to reduce uric acid level.

Uric acid diet: Tart cherry juice is effective; avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will elevate uric acid. Avoid these. Also, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - this may enhance uric acid excretion - and if you incline your diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, using white fish and egg white for protein, then your uric acid levels will come down. ...Read more

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How can I control uric acid problem?

See details: If you do not have a history of gout or kidney stones you should not do anything. If you do have a history you need to be on allopurinol. Despite what some doctors, often tell you, diet has little effect on serum uric acid levels. ...Read more

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How to reduce uric acid in our body?

How to reduce uric acid in our body?

It depends: If you do not have gout there is no reason to do anything. If you do have a history of gout or kidney stones, Allopurinol is the drug of choice for most. Regardless of what other docs may tell you, studies have clearly shown that diets and high water intake have only minimal effect on serum uric acid levels. ...Read more