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What is hyperuricemia?

Hyperuricemia or hyperuricemia is a condition when there is a high quantity of uric acid in the blood. 

Consumption of purines and urate production determines how much urate (ionic form of uric acid) one has in the body.

As a rule of thumb, more than following uric acid level is hyperuricemia:

  • 6mg/dL in their blood for women
  • 7mg/dL for men
  • 5.5 mg/dL for under-18s  

What are three functional categories of hyperuricemia?

  • an increase in uric acid production: because of consumption of purine-rich meals and beverages.
  • a decrease in uric acid excretion: kidney disorder, some medicines, and uric acid and other compounds competing for excretion.
  • mixed type, i.e. simultaneously raising production and declining excretion of uric acid: include a diet heavy in alcohol and/or sugar, as well as starvation.

What are hyperuricemia symptoms?

  • possible that one doesn't have any symptoms.
  • because of the higher uric acid levels
    • may get renal difficulties or gouty arthritis if one is receiving chemotherapy for leukaemia or lymphoma
    • may have fever, chills, and exhaustion If one has some types of cancer
  • experience joint inflammation (gout)
  • have renal troubles (because of the production of kidney stones) or urinary issues.