How Dangerous is High Uric Acid?

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You must have come across people complaining about high uric acid. It has become one of the commonest health issues which usually target the majority of men in comparison to women. According to the health experts, too much uric acid is detrimental to health as it makes body susceptible to develop health conditions like a kidney stone, gout, diabetes, and even kidney failure or cancer.

High uric acid or hyperuricemia is often the result of an abnormal metabolic syndrome, which causes an excess of uric acid in the bloodstream. When the level of uric acid increases above 7mg/dl, it becomes a serious cause for concern. High uric acid forms the small crystals in the blood and joints and increases the risk of inflammatory arthritis conditions like gouts.

What causes High Uric Acid?

The high level of uric acid can be primarily due to the high level of purines. Purines are a nitrogen-rich compound which is either made by the body cells or received by the external foods enriched with purine. Though most of the uric acid removed from the body through urine, but when the level of it increases, it enters into the bloodstream and forms a crystal-like structure.   

The normal level of uric acid in female ranges from 2.4-6.0 mg/dL and in males ranges from 3.4-7.0 mg/dL.  

What are the symptoms of High Uric Acid?

High uric acid is often associated with these below-mentioned symptoms. Though, it may also possible that it won’t show any symptoms at all. Some of its symptoms include-

 1) Body pain or joint pain

 2) Inflammation

 3) Lumps underneath the skin

 4) High fever

 5) Cold

 6) Chills

 7) Nausea

 8) Vomiting

 9) Blood in the urine

 10) Fatigue

 11) Changes in urine pattern

 12) Shortness of breath

 13) Chest pain

 14) Rapid heartbeat (palpitation)

 15) Skin Rashes

The good news is that you can greatly decrease the level of high uric acid by following your doctor’s advice and with the use of proper medication. Your doctor may advise you to avoid consumption of purine-rich foods such as red meat, yeasts, alcoholic beverages, spinach, beans, peas, oatmeal, cauliflower, and mushrooms. He may direct you to avoid certain medications, caffeine, and alcohol. Keeping your body well hydrated would highly help you restore your conditions. You strictly need to follow treatments prescribed by the doctor. You are also advised to follow regular exercise to keep your condition in check.

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