A high uric acid level, or hyperuricemia, is an excess of uric acid in your blood. Uric acid is produced during the breakdown of purines, which are found in certain foods and are also formed by your body.
Once produced, uric acid is carried in your blood and passes through your kidneys, where most of it is filtered out into the urine.
About one in five people has a high uric acid level. It may be related to attacks of gout or the development of kidney stones. But most people with high uric acid levels don't have any symptoms or related problems.
Causes-Most of the time, a high uric acid level occurs when your kidneys don't eliminate uric acid efficiently. Things that may cause this slow-down in the removal of uric acid include rich foods, being overweight, having diabetes, taking certain diuretics (sometimes called water pills) and drinking too much alcohol. Other less common causes are a diet high in purine-containing items or your body producing too much uric acid.
Factors that may cause a high uric acid level in your blood include:
·         Diuretic medications (water pills)
·         Drinking too much alcohol
·         Genetics (inherited tendencies)
·         Hypothyroidism
·         Immune-suppressing drugs
·         Niacin, or vitamin B-3
  • Immune-suppressing drugs
  • Niacin, or vitamin B-3
  • Obesity
  • Psoriasis
  • Purine-rich diet — liver, game meat, anchovies, sardines, gravy, dried beans and peas, mushrooms, and other foods
  • Renal insufficiency — inability of the kidneys to filter waste
  • Tumorlysis syndrome — a rapid release of cells into the blood caused by certain cancers or by chemotherapy for those cancers
Also, you may be monitored for high uric acid levels when undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer.
Having a high uric acid level is not a disease or a condition that necessarily needs to be treated or searched for in the absence of other symptoms. But if you have an attack of gout or have a certain type of kidney stone, your doctor may check for high levels of uric acid.
Homoeopathy today is a rapidly growing system and is being practiced all over the world.Its strength lies in its evident effectiveness as it takes a holistic approach towards the sick individual through promotion of inner balance at mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels. When high level of uric acid  is concerned there are many effective medicines are available in Homoeopathy, but the selection depends upon the individuality of the patient, considering the mental and physical symptoms.
COLCHICUM AUTUMNALE 30- Colchicum is one of the excellent remedies for high uric acid levels in blood associated with gout symptoms. Colchicum is best adapted to  persons having gouty constitution .here is gout of big toe with severe pain. The toe is swollen, red and hot. Cannot bear to have it touched or moved.There is edematous swelling and coldness of legs and feet. Pain worse in evening  and warm weather. The pain is shifting  in nature, worse at night.

LEDUM PAL. 30- Ledum pal is another effective remedy for high level of uric acid with gouty pains shoot all through the foot and limbs and in joints. Complaints of all persons who always feel cold and chilly. Ledum is adapted to gouty diathesis, constitutions abused by alcohol.The pains begins in the lower limbs and ascends. Swollen , blotchy echymotic legs and feet.Gouty nodosities are seen due to the deposition of uric acid crystals and cracking in joints , worse warmth of bed.

BENZOIC ACID 30-Benzoc acid is best for high level of uric acid in blood with urinary complaints. There is swelling and tearing pain of big toe. Gouty deposits are seen on joints, nodes are very painful. Joints crack on motion. Bunion of great toe. Benzoic acid persons urine is hot, dark brown, strong foul odour of horse urine. Excess  uric acid crystals are seen in kidneys.

GUAIACUM  Q- Guaiacum is another effective remedy for high uric acid levels in blood. It is best for  rheumatic pain in shoulders , arms and hands.Growing pain is a peculiar symptom of Guaiacum. There is a feeling of heat in the affected part. Joints swollen, painful and intolerant of pressure, can bear no heat. Stinging or lancinating pain followed by contraction of limbs. Complaints are worse from motion, heat, cold wet weather, touch , pressure and from 6pm to 4 am. Better from external pressure.The affected part is immovable due to stiffness.

LITHIUM CARBONICUM 200-  Lithium carb is effective for high uric acid levels  in blood of those people who have a gouty constitution and uric acid diathesis. There is rheumatic pain throughout shoulder joint, arm and fingers and small joints generally. Swelling and tenderness of finger and toe joints, better hot water. Severe pain in joints, this pain is relieved by very hot water- a peculiar symptom of Lithim carb. Itching in all joints are observed. Nodular swelling are seen on joints due to deposit of uric acid crystals. A paralytic stiffness is seen all over. Complaints are worse from motion, better from rest.

URTICA URENS Q- Urtica urens is an excellent remedy for acute gout with high uric acid levels. Gout accompanied with thick urine. Urtica urens promotes the elimination of uric caid. Give 5 drops of mother tincture every 3 hours.

BERBERIS VULGARIS Q AND LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM 3X—Berberis vulgaris and Lycopodium are excellent remedies for high uric acid gout symptoms where stones are seen in kidneys. Berberis vulgaris is effective when stones form in the left kidney, whereas Lycopodium in the right kidney. There is joint pain , swelling and tenderness. These remedies lower uric acid levels . also dissolve the stones.

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