Too much uric acid can lead to numerous health problems.
When there is too much uric acid in the body, it causes crystals to form between the joints and the kidneys.
When this happens, we can develop problems like gout, arthritis, kidney stones, and general joint pain.
However, we need to understand that there are several different types of acid in the body and that every part of the body has a different PH level.
How does excess uric acid form?
Uric acid is formed when the body has a protein-metabolism problem that forms Mono Sodium Urate Hydrate Crystals.
Usually, uric acid dissolves in the bloodstream, moves through the kidneys, and passes out of the body via urine.
The body makes 60% of its own uric acid and we need it to function, but when there is too much uric acid in the body, crystals start to build up in the joints and the kidneys.
The 3 most common signs of high uric acid levels are…
- Joint Symptoms
Too much uric acid in the body causes joint symptoms in the form of arthritis and gout. This leads to pain, inflammation, swelling, redness, and tenderness that mostly starts in the big toe. Many people also say that the affected area feels “hot”.
Commonly Affected Joints –
Possibly the most common area 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, whereafter it may become uncomfortable for a few days or even weeks.
As gout attacks become more frequent, the pain or discomfort may linger for longer. If it is not treated, the damage to the joints may become permanent.
- Skin Symptoms
If high uric acid levels are left untreated, 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 uric acid is not sufficiently passed through the kidneys, crystals can start to accumulate in the kidneys that can cause urinary tract infection and 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.
Why do uric acid levels get too high?
This happens through one of – or a combination of – two things:
The body produces too much uric acid, OR the kidneys don’t excrete it fast enough.
What are the dangers of high uric acid levels?
High uric acid levels can lead to serious health issues, including:
- Heart Disease
- Kidney Stones
- Kidney Failure
- High Blood Pressure
What triggers uric acid levels to rise?
- Water pills (Diuretic medications)
- Drinking too much alcohol, especially red wine.
- Diabetes – especially type 2 diabetes
- Some chemical medication
- Being overweight
- Poor digestive health
- Processed and cooked food
- Insufficient Protein Metabolism
- Sugar, sugary drinks and foods
Here are the 4 tips to reduce high uric acid levels naturally:
- Alter your diet – try to reduce red meat, sugar, starches and sugary drinks. (follow the Manna Diet)
- Drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of purified water per day
- Reduce alcohol consumption.
- Take the Manna pH Balance which helps to excrete excess uric acid through the kidneys. The product can…
- Assists in the relief of arthritis symptoms
- Helps to relieve gout and gout-related symptoms
- And Assists in the relief of osteoarthritis
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