Normal uric acid level is achievable when production and excretion of uric acid are balanced.
- 尿酸 is the end product of purine metabolism and excreted by the kidneys.
- Uric acid is made in the liver and also obtained from foods and drinks.
- High uric acid is caused by over-production and/or under-excretion of uric acid.
- 尿酸高于正常水平会引发 痛风 。
What Are The Normal Uric Acid Levels
Uric acid test checks the level of uric acid in the blood.
A blood sample is needed. As a general guide, the normal uric acid levels should be as follows:
男性：3-7.2 mg / dL（179 – 428 µmol / L）
女：2-6 mg / dL（119 – 357 µmol / L）
High Uric Acid Levels & Symptoms
High uric acid level in the blood occurs when uric acid is either over-produced in the liver or under-excreted by the kidneys, or both.
High uric acid and gout conditions can be attributable to family history, medication, diet high in purine and other factors. Purine can be consumed in a normal diet, and can be found in internal organs like liver or kidney, anchovies, sardines, mackerel, meat, meat products, beans, peas, alcoholic drinks, etc.
When uric acid is higher than the normal level, symptoms like swelling and discomfort may appear in joints, usually occur at fingers, elbow, knee, ankle, big toe or foot. Prolonged high uric acid level can cause gout, with 尿酸盐晶 会在 关节 and body. When urate crystal is formed, it will not only resulting in swelling or pain but also deformity in joints. Gout is a form of arthritis.
However, there are cases where high uric acid may not cause any symptoms, but very rare.
Maintain normal uric acid level is vital to healthy body systems and joints.
To effectively care for high uric acid, the approach would be to adopt the right methods which can help in reducing production and/or enhancing excretion of uric acid.
- Nutritional supplementation
- Medical treatment
Clinical findings suggested that 植物营养素 from botanical extracts such as mulberry and kohki leaves, mangifera indica support healthy body systems and uric acid.