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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

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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 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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