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What Are The Symptoms Of High Uric Acid

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
What Are The Symptoms Of High Uric Acid

Hyperuricemia is the name given to having high levels of uric acid in the blood . 70% of this chemical is secreted by our bodies whilst 30% is supplied by the foods we eat. The excess uric acid crystallises and accumulates in the joints causing pain. In this OneHowTo article we want to help expand your knowledge on this matter and explain what are the symptoms of high uric acid.

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Hyperuricemia or high levels of uric acid can be produced without obvious symptoms, meaning it can be completely asymptomatic. Often people who suffer from this do not realize it until the doctor identifies that there are high levels of uric acid through a blood test. You can check normal levels of uric acid here.

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In most cases, the first symptoms of high uric acid levels results in the formation of needle-shaped crystals that are deposited in one or more joints generating an inflammation.

Thus, one of the most common symptoms of uric acid is pain in the big toe or knee or other joints. This can lead to what is known as a gout attack, you can see here how to treat gout.

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Other symptoms that may indicate high uric acid levels in blood include the following:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Tachycardia
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Also, in some cases, it can lead to difficulty in urinating or kidney problems due to stone formation. The kidneys are the organs that are in charge of this substance in our bodies through urine, which is why the accumulation of uric acid can derive in this type of lesions.

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Note that people most likely to have high uric acid are:

  • Male
  • With a family history of gout
  • With regular alcohol consumption

This is why this group should pay special attention to symptoms of high uric acid and get regular check-ups.

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You can read more information about uric acid levels in our articles:

If you have been diagnosed with high levels of uric acid, we recommend the following articles:

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

If you want to read similar articles to What Are The Symptoms Of High Uric Acid, we recommend you visit our Diseases & secondary effects category.

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Abbas Ali Chohan
Thanks you so much for a informative article for me, i have got too much information about Uric Acid
OneHowTo Editor
You're welcome Abbas, we're glad you found it useful.
Feroz ahmaf
What food use when a high uric acid now my uric acid level 8.20%
OneHowTo Editor
If you found you have the symptoms of high uric acid, we advise you to eat plenty of fruit such as strawberries or apples, vegetables like celery and carrot and stop bad habits like drinking alcohol or smoking. You will find all the information you need in the following article:
http://health.onehowto.com/article/how-to-lower-uric-acid-levels-220.html
Hope this helps!

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