3 Symptoms of Elevated Uric Acid Levels

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Uric acid is a chemical naturally produced in the body as a result of the breakdown of specific food items. It is normally excreted in urine to avoid its accumulation. But sometimes uric acid accumulates in the body due to decreased excretion or high intake of uric acid rich foods. Whatever the reason, a high level of uric acid is dangerous for health. You can track a high uric acid level by following symptoms.

Joint Symptoms:

When the uric acid level rises up it settles into joints in crystal form and leads to gouty symptoms. Common joint symptoms of gout include the following:

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  • Pain
  • Inflammation
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  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Tenderness

Skin Symptoms:

Uric acid crystals won’t only settle in joints but also under the skin where it may begin to form lumps beneath the skin.

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These painless lumps, called tophi, commonly formed on the fingers, toes, hands, and elbows. They may become swollen and tender. To find and consult with the best dermatologist in Lahore, Karachi and other main cities of Pakistan you can visit Marham.pk.

Kidney Symptoms:

It is also a chance that crystals settle in the urinary tract and cause kidney stones. Kidney stones may cause symptoms such as pain in the back, abdomen or groin, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, and bloody urine. To treat kidney stones you can take help from the best nephrologist in Karachi, Lahore and other main cities of Pakistan via Marham.pk.
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How To Reduce High Uric Acid Level?

High uric acid is a serious medical issue and may lead to chronic joint problems, skin and kidney issues. But the good news is that you can control it by your own efforts. Just follow the following tips and regain normal uric acid levels.

  • Increase water intake to flush off the uric acid formed in the body
  • Reduce intakes of purine-rich food like red meat, mushrooms, baked products and fermented products.
  • Increase high fiber food intake like fruits, vegetables, whole grains.
  • Avoid the intake of caffeine and alcohol.
  • Consume a good amount of vitamin C rich foods like Citrus fruits, bell peppers, cabbage, amla, and guava.
  • Reduce sugar intake.
  • Consuming apple cider vinegar.

If by all good efforts symptoms don’t vanish than its wise to visit medical professional before worsening of the situation.

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Tayyaba Waris
She is a student of Ph.D. molecular biology at Comsats University, Islamabad. She is working on the causes and treatment of male infertility. She has also worked on liver disease and its herbal treatments and has recently got her paper published in the National journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals. At Marham, she writes about hot medical issues and general health problems.