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Uric acid in the human body is a list of articles about various aspects of Uric Acid
Some of the articles are tagged for a specific gout group. Where that is not the case, the article teaches you about uric acid in the body. These are of general interest to all gout sufferers. They help you understand uric acid. But, they might not give you practical help for managing uric acid.
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Uric Acid In The Body Definition
Uric acid in the body occurs as dissolved uric acid in the blood and other body fluids. It readily combines with other elements, chiefly sodium, when it forms monosodium urate. I use the term uric acid to include the pure form and as urates. At high concentrations, excess uric acid will form crystals that usually lead to gout and other diseases.
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Uricosuric Foods are Natural Uricosuric Agents
Uricosuric Foods Natural Uricosuric Agents is part of a series about gout cures from the world of natural products. See Natural Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitors for the first installment. Natural Uricosuric Agents that Reduce Uric Acid, the Underlying Cause of Gout Effective treatment of gout starts with addressing its underlying cause- uric acid. Ultimately, lowering uric acid to normal levels is the goal. Depending on its severity, gout may require long-term treatment consisting of xanthine oxidase inhibitors and/ or uricosurics. To explain, Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitors (XOIs) decrease uric acid production. But […]
Blood Donation For Gout
Blood Donation For Gout is about a gout study linking large blood draws with lower uric acid. Several researchers have suggested a link between uric acid and iron. Now, research suggests that an alternative treatment for gout may be simply reducing the amount of iron in the body. FS Facchini has shown that reducing iron in the body by drawing blood has a significant benefit for gout.
Hyperuricemia – Excess Uric Acid
Hyperuricemia means elevated uric acid. Everyone knows that excess uric acid causes gout. But is it that simple?No, there are many issues. Where does uric acid come from? You can’t buy it. Your body produces it by breaking down proteins. If you have too much, you’ve got hyperuricemia. I’ve covered 4 main reasons for excess uric acid below. How much is too much? No fixed level is right or wrong. 3-7 mg/dl is average. Some people have higher levels and no gout. If you have gout, you need to keep […]