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Uric Acid (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Gouty arthritis is caused by high level of uric acid in the blood. What causes rheumatism?

Gouty arthritis is caused by high level of uric acid in the blood. What causes rheumatism?

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Is of an unknown cause. There may be a genetic or autoimmune issue, but the actual cause isn't known. ...Read more

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What are the causes for high levels of uric acid in blood?

What are the causes for high levels of uric acid in blood?

See details: Your body produces too much uric acid or your kidneys excrete too little. All causes are related to these 2 basic mechanisms. ...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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Can hypothyroidism cause high uric acid levels?

Can hypothyroidism cause high uric acid levels?

Uric acid levels: Yes it can. It is due to decreased renal plasma flow and decreased irate excretion in hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Can renal failure cause increase in uric acid level?

Can renal failure cause increase in uric acid level?

Yes it can: Yes it can. As the kidney weakens, uric acid levels can increase and lead to gout attacks. ...Read more

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What causes high levels of calcium in the urine?

What causes high levels of calcium in the urine?

Hypercalciuria: According to information on line affects 5-10% of the population and is the commonest cause of calcium kidney stones. It has long been known that it is related to magnesium deficiency, so the best thing you can do for yourself is to take a supplement of magnesium. ...Read more

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How does hypertension reduces renal excretion of uric acid and leading to secondary gout?

How does hypertension reduces renal excretion of uric acid and leading  to secondary gout?

Uric acid excretion: Hi bp itself does not reduce uric acid excretion, unless kidneys are damaged. Diuretic meds used to treat hibp will elevate uric acid.You should limit meats, poultry, shellfish, and heavy fish to less than 4 oz per day. Get protein from egg whites, soy, tofu, quinoa. Avoid alcohol and vCard high fructose corn syrup containing drinks. ...Read more

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What medications can cause high uric acid?

Water pills.: Diuretics (water pills) are the most common meds that elevate the serum uric acid. ...Read more

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Causes and prevention of acid reflux?

Causes and prevention of acid reflux?

Food: Most reflux issues are due to diet. Don't eat foods that you expect to cause heartburn. This may seem like common sense advice but needs to be said. If you continue to have symptoms however, you should be evaluated for a short course of medication and possible even a stomach scope (egd) to rule out ulcers and damage to the stomach and esophagus. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of increased levels of uric acid in human body?

Hyperuricemia: High uric acid (hyperuricemia), can occur from many conditions; chemotherapy for cancer is often assoc. with hyperuricemia. Alcohol intake can lead to hyperuricemia. Symptoms vary from none to acute joint pain from gout (which is exquisitely tender!). Kidney stones from uric acid can lead to urine infection and severe pain. The Am. College Rheumatology advises ideal uric acid as ...Read more