High uric acid levels cause gout. But what does high really mean?
What is high for one person, might be acceptable for another. So, the important question is: What are Your high uric acid levels?
You need to know what is a high number for you, then you can find ways to lower uric acid to an acceptable level. I describe all the facts you need to know in my uric acid guidelines. However, there are also many facts that are not relevant to you. Here on GoutPal Interactive, I help you to ask your doctor the right questions about uric acid. I also help you understand your doctor’s answers and recommendations.
If you are worried about high uric acid levels, the best thing to do is ask your uric acid question. In your question, you should include as much uric acid test result history as you can. In fact, it is a good idea to add your uric acid test results to your personal gout profile as soon as you get them. If you do not have those numbers, please ask your doctor when you visit, or by email. Your blood test results say more about your high uric acid levels than anything else.
An alternative to starting your own discussion, is to join in an existing discussion. The relevant discussions are labeled what is considered a high uric acid level. You can see from these discussions that it is easy to manage gout when you recognize your high uric acid levels, then take steps to lower them.
Please note that I’m moving my gout forums to a new website. See the latest High Uric Acid Levels discussions in my Gout Topic Index. Join in any of those topics, or start your own new High Uric Acid Levels discussion.