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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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Is acid reflux causes by excess acid or lack of acid ?

Is acid reflux causes by excess acid or lack of acid ?

Neither: Reflux is caused when the acidic stomach contents backwash up the swallowing tube. It is common & the equivalent of a super wet burp.It is aggravated by infants pattern of filling up and laying down, where gravity is not available to help keep the feeds down. If it produces symptoms, acid reducers are often used to make the backwash less irritating. ...Read more

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What causes uric acid and how to prevent?

What causes uric acid and how to prevent?

Not for prevention: We need uric acid but High levels of uric acid is called hyperuricemia and can lead to gout.Diet wise High intake of dietary purine, high-fructose corn syrup, and table sugar can cause increased uric acid.Serum uric acid can be elevated due to reduced excretion by the kidneys. Fasting or rapid weight loss can temporarily elevate uric acid levels.Certain drugs, such as thiazide diuretics, can incr. ...Read more

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What causes rid of acid reflux?

Talk to doctor: Are you overweight? Do you snore? Are you tired much of the time? Acid reflux can be caused by sleep apnea. So if you answered yes to thes questions see your doctor and be evaluated for sleep apnea. This may help you and save your life. ...Read more

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What medications can cause high uric acid?

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 is uric acid?

What is uric acid?

Chemical in Ur Blood: Uric acid is a chemical produced in the human body and filtered out by kidneys via the urine. It is relatively harmless unless the blood level is high(>7mg/dl). In that case it can cause kidney damage. Also the uric acid tends to deposit into the Joints where it can cause a painful type of Arthritis called Gout. tell us why you asked this question?....that way we can be more helpful to you. ...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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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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Does uric acid form from sweat?

Does uric acid form from sweat?

No: Uric acid is the end result of metabolism of purines. See this site for more information. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003476.htm. ...Read more

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What is the cause of uric acid build up thanks?

Often diet related: Many different foods and alcohol can increase uric acid levels. Red wine and beer are examples as are red meat, liver, and shellfish are examples. Other patients with increased uric acid levels can be caused by the body not eliminating uric acid which can be diagnosed by lab/urine tests. Good luck ...Read more

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Does salt cause hogher uric acid amount ?

Does salt cause hogher uric acid amount ?

Salt and uric acid: No, salt does not elevate uric acid. Diet features that elevate uric acid include meats, poultry, shell fish, organ meats, alcohol, animal fats, and high fructose corn syrup containing foods and drinks. ...Read more

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Gouty arthritis is caused by high level of uric acid in the blood. What causes rheumatism?

Gouty arthritis is caused by high level of uric acid in the blood. What causes rheumatism?

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Is of an unknown cause. There may be a genetic or autoimmune issue, but the actual cause isn't known. ...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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Can uric acid cause bloody urine?

Can uric acid cause bloody urine?

Only if.............: The uric acid has formed a stone, which may be without sx or cause exquisite pain. Sometimes, blood in the urine is all that is seen. If your uric acid is elevated, stone formation can occur! apart from dietary modifications which can lower uric acid slightly, if appreciably elevated uric acid reduction requires Allopurinol or uloric! ...Read more

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Can consumtion of amino acid cause kidney stone?

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Maybe: You can't (shouldn't) avoid Amino Acids which are the building blocks to protein. Regardless of whether you're a omnivore or vegan, you still need protein and thus need to consume amino acids. However, an excess of protein complicated by inadequate fluids can lead to gout & uric acid stones. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/kidney-stones/ds00282 for more info. ...Read more