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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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Can hydroxycitric acid raise your uric acid levels?

Why?: It doesn't matter whether it will raise uric acid levels. What matters is that it won't do anything positive for you. Why are you taking it in the first place? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Does high uric acid level damage joints?

Does high uric acid level damage joints?

Not by itself: High uric acid, by itself, cannot damage joints. If and when it causes gouty arthritis can joint damage result. This type of arthritis may manifest in many different ways, from the solitary attack to multiple attacks and chronic arthritis over time. High uric acid, again, may be harmless, or it can also cause kidney problems, so get a urinalysis and kidney function tests to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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With uric acid and calcium oxalate kidney stones at what pH level should you work towards?

With uric acid and calcium oxalate kidney stones at what pH level should you work towards?

Not the key: For uric acid stones, you will want to look at ways of managing uric acid production, perhaps with medication. For both stone types, keeping the urine dilute is more important than trying to adjust the pH. Acid urine promotes uric acid stones while alkaline urine promotes calcium oxalate stones. Don't make this your focus. ...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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Uloric medication does it lower uric acid levels?

Uloric medication does it lower uric acid levels?

Yes: Uloric is a prescription medicine called a xanthine oxidase inhibitor that reduces the production of uric acid in your body. Uric acid buildup can lead to gout or kidney stones. Uloric is used to treat high blood concentrations of uric acid in patients with gout. ...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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Uric acid level .42 mmol, 4 gout flare up within 3 months,what could be the reason?doc said take alpurinol with clochecine but uric seems fine.

See details: 10% of gouty attacks occur in people with normal uric acid levels. Taking low dose colchicine daily along with the allopurinol should prevent future attacks. ...Read more

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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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Do vegetable purines make uric acid level/gout worse?

Uric acid: They contribute minor amounts. Best diet : Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks. Add egg whites, quinoa, some soy as protein. Eat lots of fruit and veggies. Drink 3 liters per day. ...Read more

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