12th November 2019

mayoclinic
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What does it mean if you have high uric acid levels?

A high uric acid level, or hyperuricemia, is an excess of uric acid in your blood. Uric acid is produced during the breakdown of purines, which are found in certain foods and are also formed by your body. But most people with high uric acid levels don't have any symptoms or related problems.

Thereof, what are the symptoms of high uric acid levels?

Too much uric acid in the body causes joint symptoms in the form of gout, which includes pain, inflammation, swelling, redness, and tenderness when touched. Many people also say that the joint feels “hot”. One of the most common areas affected by gout is your big toe.

How can you treat uric acid?

Drink at least 3-4 liters per day to remove the uric acid from the body. You can include buttermilk, coconut water, lemon water, green tea etc to increase your overall fluid intake. Reduce intake of purine rich food- Uric acid is formed by breakdown of proteins called Purines.
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