When there is too much uric acid in your body, your pH balance moves to the “acidic” side of the scale, and this can lead to all kinds of trouble!
Uric acid is formed when the body breaks down purines, which is a substance in the human tissue and certain foods that we eat. Usually, uric acid dissolves in the blood and moves through the kidneys where it is then passes out of the body via urine. When the kidneys do not get rid of the uric acid like they should, or there is too much uric acid in the body due to high-purine foods, the uric acid in the body starts to crystallize.
This crystallized uric acid can end up in the kidneys in the form of kidney stones, or in the joints where it causes gout (a form of arthritis).
The 3 most common symptoms of high uric acid levels in the body are…
- Joint Symptoms
Too much uric acid in the body causes joint symptoms in the form of gout, which includes pain, inflammation, swelling, redness and tenderness when touched. Many people also say that the joint feels “hot”.
Commonly Affected Joints –
One of the most common areas affected by gout is your big toe. It is also not uncommon for it to affect the heels, ankles, knees, fingers, wrists, and elbows. It can often be experienced in one joint, and then thereafter in two or more different joints.
Duration of Joint Symptoms –
After the symptoms start, it typically takes about 12 to 24 hours for the pain in the joint to peak, where after it may become uncomfortable for a few days or even weeks. As they become more frequent, they pain or discomfort may linger for longer. If it is not treated, the damage to the joints may become permanent.
- Skin Symptoms
After a few years of continues high uric acid levels and gout attacks, the crystallized uric acid may form lumps underneath the skin. They are called tophi, and are usually not painful. They commonly form in the fingers, toes, elbows, and hands. When experiencing a gout attack, the tophi might become swollen and tender.
- Kidney Symptoms
As mentioned, uric acid in the kidneys or the urinary tract may develop into kidney stones. They are usually more common among men, and they can lead to various symptoms like back pain, pain in the abdomen, severe pain in the groin area, a high fever, cold chills, nausea and vomiting, and blood in the urine.
Natural Effective Treatment
To prevent a uric acid buildup in the body, you need to change your diet to more alkaline foods. See the free Manna Acid/Alkaline eBook. For fast effective relief, we suggest taking the Manna pH Balance, because the all-natural active ingredient in the product helps to excrete excess uric acid from the body without any side effects.