Increased Uric Acid

An increase in the levels of uric acid is known as hyperuricemia. Uric acid is a waste product produced by the digested foods containing purines. The accumulation of excess uric acid results in gout, an increased accumulation of urate crystals in the body is seen. The urine and blood become more acidic. Hypothyroidism, kidney diseases, and diabetes are some diseases that cause high uric acid levels in the body.

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Can uric acid in blood be reduced by altering diet?

Query: Hi doctor, I have high uric acid in my blood. Could this be gout? It was not painful at all. It was last summer. The doctors are trying to decide if good to start me on medicine to lower uric acid. I already take many medicines, such as Coumadin, Ambien, and Propranolol. I am going for COVID's firs...  Read Full »


Dr. Rodolfo Henriques

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ilciniq.com. Before starting another medication, you should try to lower the uric acid by observing your meal and diet intake. You should avoid red meat, beer, and similar beverage. Maybe, only these measures are able to control it, and no medication would be necessary. I hope th...  Read Full »

How to get rid of gastroenterological problems faced for a long duration?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old. I am having the following symptoms: 1) Sweet taste from the past two days. 2) Always feel constipated. 3) Feel tired most of the time. 4) Hard to sleep. I have a history of gastroenterological problems. Sometimes my uric acid becomes high. I also get jaundice s...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Actually, in such cases, an endoscopic examination is required. If you are frequently facing gastrointestinal symptoms, endoscopy will help rule out any disease associated with GI (gastrointestinal) tract. I would suggest you take a high-fiber diet for constipation and ...  Read Full »

Does continuous masturbation cause bumps on the penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached the image. Please check the image of my private area and give me a suggestion.  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I checked your picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and it does not look like an ulcer or fungal infection. It can be bacterial infection or friction rash due to continuous masturbation. You can apply T-bact ointment (Mupirocin) twice a...  Read Full »

What medicines to take for foot swelling due to high uric acid?

Query: Hello doctor, My height is 5'6 feet, and my weight is 95 kg. My foot is swollen right now, and I am sure that my uric acid went up again. It happened two years ago, and I need some medication for the pain and the inflammation.  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, the photo uploaded is not informative (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), as the extent of redness or inflammation is not well demarcated. Secondly, do you have any history of gout? If yes, how many acute flares did you have in the p...  Read Full »

Does intake of medicines cause elevation in uric acid level?

Query: I did several blood and urine tests as part of a check-up and the following results came back altered: - urine pH of 7.5 - red cells (urine): 26.000/mL - uric acid (serum): 8.0 mg/dL - chloresterol: 200 mg/dL - albumine (serum): 5.0 mg/dL All other blood tests are ok (blood count, creatinine, u...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq Sir such urine changes are seen due to urine tract infection or other reason could be due to high protein diet. Like red meat and alcohol consumption leads to increased in uric acid levels. And increased uric acid leads to a disease called gouts disease. So you have to contr...  Read Full »

What does my blood report indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I have just got my basic blood check done. I am worried about the report, especially the following points. Cholesterol levels, vitamin D deficiency, excess uric acid, platelet, monocytes and basophils. I would like to know whether all these symptoms together are pointing to something else...  Read Full »


Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have increased uric acid and increased cholesterol, which are just above borderline. You can reduce that by proper diet control. I would suggest you to kindly avoid the following. Sugar, jaggery, all forms of sugar such as sweets, cakes, biscuits, wafers, chocolates, ...  Read Full »

Are my reports all right after bariatric surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old male. I had gastric sleeve surgery around 1.5 years ago. I have lost around 55 kg till now and now, my weight is 68 kg. I have not followed the dietary recommendations¬†and vitamin and calcium supplements prescribed by the doctor for quite a long time. Now, I am in poor...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. My first step is to congratulate you for a definite action towards your health as the bariatric surgery. Also, you have achieved a great weight reduction with it which needs appreciation too. I understand that you have not been following the diet and just accept the fa...  Read Full »

What causes severe kidney pain and frequent urination?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a stone former since my 30s, and I was able to pass stones just by medicines. They are uric acid stones. I have a regular ultrasound and is updated with my kidney's health. I also was treated with shockwave for stones for five consecutive occasions. My last was two years ago. I felt...  Read Full »


Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Parry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query based on your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity); it seems your problems are due to enlarged prostate. I would advise routine urine examination and urine culture and sensitivity. In the meanwhile, you can also do uroflowmetry. ...  Read Full »

Please comment on the abnormal values seen in my blood report.

Query: Hello doctor, My total cholesterol is 273 mg%. Triglyceride 293 mg%, LDL cholesterol 180.4 mg/dL. VLDL 58.6 mg/dL. Ratio total HDL cholesterol 8.03. Blood sugar (fasting) 127 mg/dL. Sugar PP 138 mg/dL. Uric acid 8.7 mg%.  Read Full »


Dr. Safina Mithani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per reports, cholesterol levels, blood sugar, and uric acid levels are higher. Dietary recommendations as per your condition: 1. Take one tablespoon of roasted flaxseed every morning. 2. Take one tablespoon apple cider vinegar in a glass of warm water twice a...  Read Full »

Even after quitting Allopurinol, I have swelling and pain in toe and finger joints. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 40 years old with no history of hypertension, Gout family history, diabetics, kidney disease and no medical drug usage. My BMI: 28.2. Triglycerides: 292 (high). Fasting glucose level: 104. HDL: 31. LDL: 166. I have my first experience of Gout attack at my first joint ...  Read Full »


Dr. Peter Grutas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cause of gout is unclear but seems to be multifactorial which includes a combination of genetic, hormonal, metabolic, and dietary factors. Other factors such as family history, advancing age in male or, in women early menopause have also been associated with a...  Read Full »

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