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What are some other causes of hyperuricemia besides gout and arthritis?
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Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Drink, diet, genes
Diets high in purines (especially organ meats), alcohol consumption (especially beer or whiskey), and genetic factors contribute to high uric acid.
Some medications elevated uric acid, particularly water pills.

In brief: Drink, diet, genes
Diets high in purines (especially organ meats), alcohol consumption (especially beer or whiskey), and genetic factors contribute to high uric acid.
Some medications elevated uric acid, particularly water pills.
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Elevated uric acid
People with gout have it related to hyperuricemia; but not all people with hyperuricemia have gout.
Gout does not cause hyperuricemia arthritis does not cause hyperuricemia. Hyperuricemia is caused by the body increasing the production of uric acid, or the body being unable to excrete the uric acid through decreased urinary excretion of uric acid. Elevated uric acid may lead to gout.

In brief: Elevated uric acid
People with gout have it related to hyperuricemia; but not all people with hyperuricemia have gout.
Gout does not cause hyperuricemia arthritis does not cause hyperuricemia. Hyperuricemia is caused by the body increasing the production of uric acid, or the body being unable to excrete the uric acid through decreased urinary excretion of uric acid. Elevated uric acid may lead to gout.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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