Acid Urine - Why?

Q:

In my last urine test it said I have high uric acid, how come I have so much acid in my urine? I didn’t feel anything wrong. What should I do?

A:

High uric acid level doesn’t always cause health problems or symptoms. If you don’t feel a thing, it’s good.

Uric acid is generated by the body when it breaks down purines. Purines exist in our body and in the food we take. Usually uric acid dissolves in the blood, passes through the kidney and leaves the body when you pee. Sometimes, too much of this uric acid stays in the body, either because the kidney can’t get rid all of them, or because the body creates too much of them.

Problems caused by high uric acid are mainly gout, and kidney stone. Gout is a painful type of arthritis. It isn’t life-threating, but painful.

Some underlying health conditions may cause high uric acid level, including diabetes, genetics, hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), obesity. Some other causes can be purine rich diet, too much alcohol, Niacin(Vitamin B3), immune-suppressing drugs, water pills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.