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What are some causes of hyperuricemia besides gout?

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Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Other way around

It is caused by change in production or excretion of urate. Body produces more urate from foods, diseases (psoriasis, cancer, others), alcohol. It excretes less in kidney problems, menopause, and as a side effect of meds like hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). There are other causes. Hyperuricemia is not a disease requiring treatment unless one has gout, kidney stones or, some say kidney dysfunction.

In brief: Other way around

It is caused by change in production or excretion of urate. Body produces more urate from foods, diseases (psoriasis, cancer, others), alcohol. It excretes less in kidney problems, menopause, and as a side effect of meds like hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). There are other causes. Hyperuricemia is not a disease requiring treatment unless one has gout, kidney stones or, some say kidney dysfunction.
Dr. Angus Worthing
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Gout is caused by

Hyperuricemia and not vice versa.
Other causes of hyperuicemia that can cause gout include hereditary disorders that cause too much or dont eliminate uric acid. Diurectics such as thiazides are a source. Certain teas. Certain blood cancers cause increased uric acid during cancer treatment.. Liver transplants are associated with increased levels. Most importantly is your diet high in purines.

In brief: Gout is caused by

Hyperuricemia and not vice versa.
Other causes of hyperuicemia that can cause gout include hereditary disorders that cause too much or dont eliminate uric acid. Diurectics such as thiazides are a source. Certain teas. Certain blood cancers cause increased uric acid during cancer treatment.. Liver transplants are associated with increased levels. Most importantly is your diet high in purines.
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
fasting and low dose aspirin are common causes
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: See below

Most hyperuricemia is not related to a specific disease and is caused by bad dietary choices.
Cancers, diabetes mellitus, psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are some diseases that can cause it.

In brief: See below

Most hyperuricemia is not related to a specific disease and is caused by bad dietary choices.
Cancers, diabetes mellitus, psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are some diseases that can cause it.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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