Category Archives: Uric Acid
Uric Acid Info section (Understand Gout). This section explains what uric acid is, and how it causes gout. By giving you the information you need to understand uric acid, you are best placed to manage it effectively.
For more information, see my uric acid guidelines.
Hyperuricemia – Excess Uric Acid
Hyperuricemia means elevated uric acid. Everyone knows that excess uric acid causes gout. But is it that simple?No, there are many issues. Where does uric acid come from? You can’t buy it. Your body produces it by breaking down proteins. If you have too much, you’ve got hyperuricemia. I’ve covered 4 main reasons for excess uric acid below. How much is too much? No fixed level is right or wrong. 3-7 mg/dl is average. Some people have higher levels and no gout. If you have gout, you need to keep […]