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What are causes and symptoms of uric acid?

  Uric acid is also called "hyperuricemia" formed when there is a break down from the substance called "Purine". The purine is from the foods and drinks we consume daily. Uric acid can remove through urination. When there is too much uric acid it can be harmful to our body and it can develop to a kidney stone and gout. We can evaluate our uric acid through a blood test. If you decided to have a blood test, do not eat food and drink for 4 hours before the test. The normal level of uric acid for a female is 2.4-6.0 mg/dL and for a male is 3.4-7.0 mg/dL.

Causes of High Uric Acid
- Eating foods like liver, game meat, anchovies, sardines, gravy, dried beans, peas, mushrooms and etc.
- Drinking too much alcohol
- Obesity
- Psoriases
- Niacin or vitamin B-3

 Some cases of high uric acid does not have any kind of symptoms but others have like:
- inflammation of joint (gout)
- kidney problem
- fatigue

 If you are experiencing some of the symptoms it best to see your doctor for proper medication and avoid eating foods and drinks that are high in uric acid.

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