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Tests For Hyperuricemia
Diet and meds: First thing to do is change your diet. You need to decrease or eliminate foods that are high in purines that can lead to elevated uric acid levels. These foods includebut are not limited to beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages. Red meats, shellfish particularly shrimp, beans. If your uric acid is quite elevated there are medications for the condition, so speak with your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gout is a : A condition that occurs when one has elevated uric acid where a reaction occurs, namely, pain, swelling etc usually in a distant extremity. 75% of time first metatarsophalangeal joint in foot. Hyperuricemia is elevated uric acid but not necessarily with an attack. Both should be monitored by a physician. While, hyperuricemia can be a symptomatic, it can still be dangerous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Other way around: Hyperuricemia causes gout. It is caused by change in production or excretion of urate. Body produces more urate from foods, diseases (psoriasis, cancer, others), alcohol. It excretes less in kidney problems, menopause, and as a side effect of meds like hctz. There are other causes. Hyperuricemia is not a disease requiring treatment unless one has gout, kidney stones or, some say kidney dysfunction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Law of thirds!: One third of patients with hyperuricemia are undersecretors, . One trhird are overproducers of uric acid. And one third are both. Overproduction is primarily genetic and associated with many other risk factors for metabolic syndrome and subsequent atherovascular diseases. Under secretion may be genetic, but there are many more modifiable factors at play. Lead poisoning can cause under excretion. ...Read more
Several.: Probenicid lowers uric acid by causing you to "pee" it out. There are drugs Allopurinol and uloric (on patient), that are called xanthine oxidase inhibitors, which inhibit the production of uric acid. These drugs are synergistic.If you are hyperuricemic and have not had a gout attack, it still should be lowered.Because it is only a matter of time. Everyone with gout already has deposits in joints! ...Read more
I'm a vegetarian, recently diagnosed with hyperuricemia. What kind of diet precautions do I need to take?
Uric acid and gout: Although at least two-thirds of patients with hyperuricemia will remain without symptoms, gout can develop in these patients at any point. Risk factors for progression of hyperuricemia to acute gouty arthritis (which can involve the ankles and feet) include increased alcohol consumption, significant meat and seafood ingestion, diuretic use (especially thiazides), hypertension, and obesity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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