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What causes uric acid levels to get to high and lead to gout?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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In brief: Many things

It could be due to a diet high in purine content.
Excess protein intake. Dehydration. Excess alcohol.

In brief: Many things

It could be due to a diet high in purine content.
Excess protein intake. Dehydration. Excess alcohol.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Mostly heredity. Being male's a risk as well.
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