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What are some other causes of hyperuricemia besides gout and arthritis?

What are some other causes of hyperuricemia besides gout and arthritis?

Drink, diet, genes: Diets high in purines (especially organ meats), alcohol consumption (especially beer or whiskey), and genetic factors contribute to high uric acid. Some medications elevated uric acid, particularly water pills. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What are causes of hyperuricemia besides gout and arthritis?

What are causes of hyperuricemia besides gout and arthritis?

Hyperuricemia: Hyperuricemia is caused by overproduction by the kidneys or under excretion by the kidneys. Arthritis and gout are not causes of it. Gout is a condition that is the result of hyperuricemia. ...Read more

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What are some causes of hyperuricemia besides gout?

What are some causes of hyperuricemia besides gout?

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 (hydrochlorothiazide). There are other causes. Hyperuricemia is not a disease requiring treatment unless one has gout, kidney stones or, some say kidney dysfunction. ...Read more

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What's the difference between gout and hyperuricemia?

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 more

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What are some of the signs and symptoms of gout arthritis?

Joint pain, etc.: An acute gout attack is one of the most severe joint pains that you can experience. The most common site is the big toe. The joint can be tender, red, warm, or swollen or a combination of these. Gout can cause joint deformity. The good news is that gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medication. ...Read more

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What causes gout and arthritis?

What causes gout and arthritis?

Diet related: Gout is a condition that is diet related. Richs foods can cause a elevated uric acid in the blood. Most commonly, the big toe joint will become red, hot, swollen and painful.a list of these foods can be found on the Internet. Long term gout can cause arthritic changes in the involved joints. You should see your podiatrist for evaluation and blood tests. ...Read more

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I am suffering from weight loss caused by gout (gouty arthritis). What can I do?

I am suffering from weight loss caused by gout (gouty arthritis). What can I do?

Related?: Be sure that your weight loss is due to gout. This is an unusual finding in those suffering from gout. Check with your primary care doctor - a consult with a rheumatologist may also be in order. ...Read more

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Dr. William Finn
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Hyperuricemia (Definition)

Hyperuricemia is a term describing excessive uric acid in the blood, typically as a result of kidney disease, high blood pressure, diuretic use, alcohol use, or obesity. Hyperuricemia can cause gout (where uric acid crystals cause arthritis in ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more