What Are The Symptoms Of High Uric Acid

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.


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.


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

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Tachycardia

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.


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.


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

  • What is uric acid
  • How to prevent uric acid

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

  • Fruits that lower uric acid
  • Good vegetables to lower uric acid
  • What foods are good for lowering uric acid

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.

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