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.