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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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What are the causes for high levels of uric acid in blood?

What are the causes for high levels of uric acid in blood?

See details: Your body produces too much uric acid or your kidneys excrete too little. All causes are related to these 2 basic mechanisms. ...Read more

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1260mg of Uric acid in urine, levels on blood 4.5 what could cause these high urine reading. Total volume was 2600ml urine.

1260mg of Uric acid in urine, levels on blood 4.5 what could cause these high urine reading. Total volume was 2600ml urine.

Diet. Stop worrying.: The amount of uric acid that you put out daily is the result of how much DNA and RNA you metabolize. Unless you have considerable ongoing abnormal cell turnover (usually extra cell turnover in your marrow due to illness which will usually be obvious), this is mostly the result of your food preferences. A trip to the steak house can produce this lab result, and the health concern is zero. ...Read more

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My blood uric acid level is high at 10.1 mg, what to do?

My blood uric acid level is high at 10.1 mg, what to do?

High uric acid: Get checked for kidney problems. If taking a diuretic, discuss with doc to change. And avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 liters per day. Allopurinol rx helps. ...Read more

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My blood uric acid level is high at 10.1 mg. What can I do? Should I be worried?

Need to know why!: The high uric acid puts you at risk for gout. But you need to have your physician discover why the level is so high. It can be due to other medications you take, to an underlying medical condition and this is what your physician will look for. ...Read more

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Please explain why i might have this elevated blood uric acid level?

Please explain why i might have this elevated blood uric acid level?

See details: The level is elevated either because you produce too much or your kidneys excrete too little. There are several issues that can cause either of these situations. ...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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What would cause low red and white count in the blood, w/high uric acid? No medication is taken. Had cancerous tumor removed & hysterectomy in 1999.

What would cause low red and white count in the blood, w/high uric acid? No medication is taken. Had cancerous tumor removed & hysterectomy in 1999.

Many thoughts: The answer depends on your age, is the Aspirin causing bleeding, do you have kidney problems which needs to be clarified, it is not clear any of this is related to previous tumor but your physician needs to integrate each of these symptoms and making a diagnosis. ...Read more

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29y/o Male with psoriasis. in the past 6 years, always had high Uric Acid level in blood tests : 8.6 to 8.8 mg/dl. how do i find the reason and cure ?

29y/o Male with psoriasis. in the past 6 years, always had high Uric Acid level in blood tests : 8.6 to 8.8 mg/dl. how do i find the reason and cure ?

Found in Psoriasis: Approximately 40-50% of people with Psoriasis have elevated uric acid. It is reported to be due to high skin cell turnover and impaired uricolysis. It can be lowered with uricosuric drugs and gout attacks treated with anti-inflammatories. Report in N.I.H./NLM. ...Read more

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Can high blood uric acid cause i c? Just had a cystoscopy c/ bladder stretching & tissue biopsy yesterday morning. Doc: so far didn't see anything.

Not uric acid: Uric acid does not cause interstitial cystitis. Fortunately, several techniques have been developed to help patients with this painful condition. ...Read more

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My blood and urine test result are worrying me. it shows high Uric acid levels and traces of blood in urine.

My blood and urine test result are worrying me. it shows high Uric acid levels and traces of blood in urine.

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, uric acid levels in urine are not meaningful, it is the blood level that counts. A few red cells in urine are not abnormal, and trace may be the same. It would be prudent to discuss the issue with your doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more

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Is 7.0 mg/dl of uric acid in blood high for a male of 17 years ?

Minimally: It is minimally elevated but it has no clinical implications. Leave it alone. ...Read more

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I tested high on uric acid in blood and my doctor said something about positive reflex?

Unrelated: There is no reflex testing associated with a test for uric acid. Ask your doctor to explain his/her statement. An elevated uric acid level does not require any treatment unless there is a history of gout or kidney stones. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the normal level of uric acid in human blood?

We like to see: We like to see a level below 6 especially when we are treating gout. ...Read more

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What homeo medicin can reduce uric acid level in blood?

What homeo medicin can reduce uric acid level in blood?

Not exactly: There are many (at least 180) homeopathic medicines which can help symptoms of gout. However, they don't work by directly reducing uric acid levels in blood. Instead they work by stimulating your healing system to correct itself, allowing the symptoms to calm down. Sometimes uric acid levels will corroborate this, but it's not the primary effect. ...Read more

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