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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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What food should I avoid and eat if my uric acid is high?

What food should I avoid and eat if my uric acid is high?

Diet and gout: Tart cherry juice is effective; avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will aggravate gout. 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 egg white for protein, then your uric acid levels will come down. ...Read more

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Which medicine, exercise, food you suggest, for my friend has high uric acid level?

Uric acid RX: 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 - if you incline diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, and nuts, using white fish and egg white for protein, then uric acid levels will come down. Allopurinol and febuxostat are RX ...Read more

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What are the vegetarian foods contains uric acid?

What are the vegetarian foods contains uric acid?

Mushrooms, peas...: Foods do not contain uric acid but have purines which are metabolized into uric acid. The vegetarian food highest in purines are asparagus, cauliflower, lentils, lima & navy beans, mushrooms, oatmeal, peas & spinach. These can usually be eaten in moderation. More important than avoiding these might be avoiding alcohol & high-fructose corn syrup, as these raise uric acid levels. ...Read more

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Can excessive food intake cause high uric acid?

Uric acid diet: Yes, certain kinds: 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 diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, and nuts, using white fish and egg white for protein, then uric acid levels will come down. ...Read more

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My S. Trigly is 320 & Uric Acid is 7.68 both are high, Pls tell me how to prevent it. Aside from med & exercise what foods shall I take? Thx doctor.

My S. Trigly is 320 & Uric Acid is 7.68 both are high, Pls tell me how to prevent it. Aside from med & exercise what foods shall I take? Thx doctor.

Low fat, purine.: For triglycerides the key is to limit fats, sugars, alcohol. If you smoke quitting will also help. For urticaria acid avoid alcohol, red meat, rich sauces. Uric acid is increased by purines. You can find a low purine diet on the internet as we'll. Triglyceride of 320 may be too high to lower by diet alone. If you are overweight loosing weight will also help both these numbers. ...Read more

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What dietary foods leads to elevated blood level as to increase uric acid level in blood?

What dietary foods leads to elevated blood level as to increase uric acid level in blood?

Well known: Beef, lamb, pork, shellfish, most alcoholic beverages: beer is worse than spirits such as vodka and gin, moderate wine consumption is fine. Foods high in fructose such as non diet soda and fruit juices also get converted to uric acid and should be minimized. ...Read more

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My uric acid is very high 9.

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

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

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

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

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. ...Read more

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

No you need treat!: Elevated uric acid can lead to "gouty nephropathy, " over years. Hyperuricemia is also an independent risk factor heart disease. Even without gout, I believe evidence is sound that uric acid levels should be lowered to 6 mg/dl. By the way gout itself is the result of chronic elevated ua. ...Read more

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I am getting my uric acid is high. Than what I do. Please suggest?

How high?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, you have not provided the lab result. It is unlikely that at your age you have gout. ...Read more

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Discomfort under my kneecaps after high uric acid. What to do for this?

Discomfort under my kneecaps after high uric acid. What to do for this?

May not be gout: Need an evaluation. If an effusion (fluid in the joint space) is present tap it and look to see if gout drystals present. More likely you have typical knee pain. Perform quad sets for help. In bed tighten the quads and hold for 10 seconds, then relax for 10 seconds. Do this 20 times in am and pm. If typical knee pain it should get better in 2 weeks. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin are good pain reliever. ...Read more

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Can high uric acid will permanently cured? If yes then what will be the process?

Can high uric acid will permanently cured? If yes then what will be the process?

Can be controlled: A high uric acid (HUA) level in the majority of people is due to genetic factors; in a smaller % of people it is due to kidney or metabolic disorders. Regardless of the cause for HUA it can be successfully treated but not "cured". There are several very effective meds that can lower the HUA over a 3-9 month interval. Once uric acid < 6.0 then HUA effects (gout/ kidney stones) will not occur. ...Read more

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I need to know what is uric acid and I need to know what is its effect if it's over 400 high?

Uric acid of 400: The normal uric acid (u) range is 180-420 umol/liter or 3-7 mg/dl. Your u is within normal limits. U is becoming known as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and many people have an elevated u without symptoms. Speak to your physician to get his opinion about the u results you are asking about. ...Read more

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I had high uric acid with heal pain. I took the medication but inspite of that pain is increasing. I changed the medication but the case became worse?

Heel pain: Uric acid deposits in joints causing pain and inflammation. You need steroid shot in the joint. The medication/ oral pills work slowly and take long time to dissolve the uric acid crystals in joints. These Meds are very helpful, though, for more crystals to form ...Read more

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What causes uric acid levels to get to high and lead to gout?

What causes uric acid levels to get to high and lead to gout?

2 Causes: Excess uric acid is either caused by under excretion (kidneys) or overproduction. The latter is often due to an enzyme deficiency, and made worse by a high purine (protein) diet. A low purine diet, good hydration and talking to your doctor about possibly taking Allopurinol should help. ...Read more

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Discomfort under my kneecaps after high uric acid. Fastest cure for this?

Discomfort under my kneecaps after high uric acid. Fastest cure for this?

Might not be gout: Pain under both knees is unlikely gout. Usually gout is 1 joint. The affected joint is almost always red, hot, swollen and in fact frequently looks infected. The high uric acid may be unrelated, many people with high levels do not develop out. The only way to truly diagnose gout is to stick a needle in the joint, drain the fluid and look at it under a polarized light. Treatment depends on dx. ...Read more

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Is ultra mega green women's of GNC applicable to drink with high uric acid?

Is ultra mega green women's of GNC applicable to drink with high uric acid?

Don't do that.: I don't take or recommend supplements of any kind unless there is a documented medical need. At the very least, you are requiring your liver and kidneys to process a substance that you already have plenty of, possibly overloading or impairing the function of those vital organs. In your case, kidney function is negatively influenced over time by gout, so I would not do anything to worsen that ...Read more

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I have high level of cholesterol and uric acid, what should I do to lower it?

I have high level of cholesterol and uric acid, what should I do to lower it?

High Cholesterol: Need to talk to your family doctor about a diet plan (limiting sugars & sweeteners), life style changes, & possible medications, following thorough exam & workup. ...Read more

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I am 18years old but my uric acid index ald high, what the reason and how could I do?

Rx person, not labs: If you do not have symptoms or signs of gout, and the value is only slightly high, and you're not drinking a lot of alcohol, and your kidney function tests are otherwise normal, i'd remember this but not try to alter a lab value. Should it persist, consider some modest dietary alterations that might lower your uric acid output ("low purine). If gout does develop, long-term rx usually works well. ...Read more

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Can you take ultra mega green women'50 plus if you have gout or a high uric acid level.?

Can you take ultra mega green women'50 plus if you have gout or a high uric acid level.?

Yes.: Good nutritional support is critical, so talk with your doctor about increased uric acid levels and what foods to avoid or limit. You proably should be on either Allopurinol or uloric. The specific supplement you are taking is not harmful! ...Read more

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How dangerous is gout and/or high uric acid in your body? Can you have one without the other?

Depends and yes: Gout can be dangerous by causing joint damage after repeated flares. High uric acid generally isn't dangerous though may lead to worsening of kidney problems. Most people with high uric acid don't have gout. Only 5% of people with uric acid of 9 (fairly high) develop gout each year. Also it's possible to have a "normal" uric acid and have gout -- especially if uric acid is checked during a flare. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of high uric acid what are the effects on health? How to maintain uric acid?

Not much: Elevated uric acid levels do not require treatment unless there is a history of gout, kidney stones or significant compromise of kidney function. ...Read more

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Hey I have high uric acid and I cant take allopurinl as iam lactating! Please suggest me what should I do?

Rheumatologist: Please discuss with your rheumatologist. There is not much data about alternatives to be absolutely safe while nursing. ...Read more