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What causes a high uric acid? Whether it can be cured?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Several
Some have a deficiency that makes them unable to eliminate enough uric acid.
Others produce too much. Chemotherapy causing the bursting of blood cells can cause high uric acid. Uric acid when too high can cause kidney stones and gout attacks. It is unhealthy for the blood vessels. A diet low in purines (search web for "gout diet" or "low purine diet") can help. Meds sometimes are needed.

In brief: Several
Some have a deficiency that makes them unable to eliminate enough uric acid.
Others produce too much. Chemotherapy causing the bursting of blood cells can cause high uric acid. Uric acid when too high can cause kidney stones and gout attacks. It is unhealthy for the blood vessels. A diet low in purines (search web for "gout diet" or "low purine diet") can help. Meds sometimes are needed.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine
In brief: Utica acid
A product of protein metabolism. Overproduction or under secretion by kidneys.

In brief: Utica acid
A product of protein metabolism. Overproduction or under secretion by kidneys.
Dr. Steven Saunders
Dr. Steven Saunders
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Dr. Chad Boomershine
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Cures are available
High uric acid can be caused by numerous things; eg, obesity, poor kidney function, heredity.
However, it is only treated if it is accompanied by gout. Only about 15% of people with high uric acid levels have gout. Treating high uric acid without gout is not recommended. If you have high uric acid and gout, many cures are available including allopurinol, uloric, probenecid and krystexxa, (pegloticase) diet.

In brief: Cures are available
High uric acid can be caused by numerous things; eg, obesity, poor kidney function, heredity.
However, it is only treated if it is accompanied by gout. Only about 15% of people with high uric acid levels have gout. Treating high uric acid without gout is not recommended. If you have high uric acid and gout, many cures are available including allopurinol, uloric, probenecid and krystexxa, (pegloticase) diet.
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Dr. Chad Boomershine
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