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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Uric acid of 400: The normal uric acid (u) range is 180-420 umol/liter or 3-7 mg/dl. Your u is within normal limits. U is becoming known as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and many people have an elevated u without symptoms. Speak to your physician to get his opinion about the u results you are asking about. ...Read more
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
Uric acid foods: Most uric acid comes from meats, poultry, fish, shellfish, organ meats. Other aggravators are alcohol, animal fats, high fructose drinks. To do --- Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of fruit and veggies. Drink 3 liters per day. Avoid alcohol, achieve ideal wt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Uric acid and diet: Uric acid is end product of DNA/RNA metabolism. Normal is 2-6; 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 do ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I thought uric acid is the stuff from birds that ruins my car's paint. What's uric acid on my lab report?
High uric acid: Blood uric acid elevations can have a genetic cause; is there a family history of gout? Otherwise, kidney impairment, diuretic therapy, being overweight, eating organ meats, regular alcohol all can elevate uric acid. Also, cell turnover from neoplasms and chemotherapy can elevate uric acid ...Read more
No you need treat!: Elevated uric acid can lead to "gouty nephropathy, " over years. Hyperuricemia is also an independent risk factor heart disease. Even without gout, i believe evidence is sound that uric acid levels should be lowered to 6 mg/dl. By the way gout itself is the result of chronic elevated ua. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Uric acid: Question not clear . Uric acid levels can be brought down by uric acid lowering drugs, eliminating food rich in uric acid such as red meat and avoiding alcohol. Uric acid can be high due to medical conditions, high production of uric acid related to various diseases and status of kidneys. Medications are chosen based on over all medical condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antistreptolysin o ab of 1266.7 what is causing this? Uric acid elevated at 7.2, c-reactive aprotein, quant is 12.3. & i feel awful.
A lot going on: Can't make a diagnosis on the basis of the limited test results you report but you have some type of systemic inflammatory process going on. There's a long list of possibilities. You're obviously getting care from someone. Be patient and continue the testing process to allow an accurate diagnosis so you can get proper well-directed treatment. Remain optimistic! ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Diet not valuable : Diets really have relatively little influence on the serum level of uric acid. The one thing that should be minimized is alcohol intake. The key to preventing gout if you already are having attacks is not a low purine diet but in taking medications such as Allopurinol to keep your serum uric acid at a level of 6.0 mg/dl or less. If you have never had a gouty attack, meds are usually not needed. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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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