Uric Acid- Hyperuricemia

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Uric acid is a chemical present in blood and is often produced in body naturally and others come from food and beverage items called Purines. Body converts purines in form of acid. Too much presence of it in the body causes disease called Gout or Kidney stones.

Uric Acid- Hyperuricemia

Gout : Crystals of acid escalate in joints and causes breakage of joint cartilage. It is often caused by joint pain. Therefore, gout affects feet usually and you will feel swelling or pain in feet.

Kidney diseases: Crystals of acid produced in kidney and causes kidney stones to form. Thus formation of kidney stones create complications because urinary tract gets blocked.

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What often Causes Uric Acid

The most common cause of high uric acid is that most uric acid drain out from body when you pee but another one sticks and does not remove from body and cause problems. Thus presence of high uric acid is called Hyperuricemia. Various factors are responsible for high  acid. These are:

  • Genetic
  • Excess of alcohol consumption
  • Overweight
  • High Blood sugar level or Diabetes
  • Taking water pills
  • Foods containing purines
  • Seafood (Ex:fish)
  • Chicken, Pork, duck, chicken
  • Vegetables( dried beans vegetables and others)
  • Meat (liver or brain part)

There are certain foods that are rich in purines:

What Symptoms are proof of Uric Acid

Uric acid reflect some symptoms on body that are very clear. These are:

Gout symptoms are:

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Problem in movement
  • Stiffness

Kidney Stones symptoms are:

  • Urination
  • Frequent urination
  • Blood in urine
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Fever

Normal Range of Uric Acid

Uric acid values are different for male and female both. It is measured in mg/dl (milligram per deciliter).



Normal range


3.4-7.0 mg/dl


2.4-6.0 mg/dl

Diagnosis and Treatment

When you visit a doctor depending on the symptoms, doctor will prescribe you a blood test to verify that you have high acid or not. Before taking a uric acid test keep in mind some points:

  1. Don’t eat or drink for 4 hours before the test is performed.
  2. It is better if you perform test in morning without eating anything.
  3. Don’t take any medicine without doctor’s permission.

If you have high acid, then take food items with low purine. If it is not effective then consult your doctor.

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