What happen if uric acid is high? - Causes, Symptoms and Treated
30 Nov -0001

What is Uric acid?

Uric acid is one of the natural waste products that the body sends away after pulling out the proteins, vitamins, and other good stuff. Uric acid forms when the body breaks down chemicals that are known as purines. 
Generally, uric acid either dissolves in the blood or moves to the kidneys. When it reaches the kidney, it then passes out in the urine. But sometimes the body generates high uric acid. 

What is a high uric acid level?

A high uric acid level in the blood is known as hyperuricemia. Due to this, sharp uric acid crystals get gathered in the joints and originate in a gout attack. 

Gout is a kind of arthritis that is painful and very common. It originates due to the high uric acid level in the blood. In a gout attack, the person experiences events of pain and swelling. However, the help of medications and some changes in the lifestyle can completely treat this arthritis.   

Causes High Uric Acid

  • Red Meat
  • Sea Food
  • Alcohol
  • Sugary drinks
  • Sweets
  • Turkey
  • Gravy & meat sauces
  • High fructose corn syrup

Symptoms of high uric acid

  • Serious pain in the joints
  • Joint stiffness
  • Swelling and redness
  • Difficulty moving affected joints
  • Misshapen joint

How is a high uric acid level treated?

In order to treat high uric acid levels, medication can be helpful as they lessen inflammation, swelling, and pain. 
It is advisable to drink fluids as much as possible. However, sugary soft drinks and alcohol can trigger a gout attack. so, make sure you avoid it.
Kidney stones can be passed out through urine. So, it is crucial to have eight glasses of water every day.
But in some cases, stones can be too large to pass that they jam the flow of urine and can later result in infection. In that situation, the doctor goes for a surgical method to remove the stone. 

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Q1) How do I know if my uric acid is high?
In order to check the level of uric acid in the body, the doctor will perform a uric acid blood test. 

Q2) What color is uric acid in urine?
The colors of uric acid can be red, orange, or brown. 
Q3) What fruits are high in uric acid?

  • Apple
  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Pears
  • Grapes
  • Prunes
  • Dates

Q4) Is clear urine Good?
Yes, If you see clear urine while peeing then it means that you have good hydration and a healthy urinary tract. 
Q5) What are the warning signs of Gout?

  • The warning signs of Gout are-
  • Pain in your big toe
  • Extreme pain that suddenly occurs in the middle of the night
  • Fatigue
  • Kidney stones