If you are suffering from high uric acid or hyperuricemia, you must get appropriate treatment for that because it can lead to some serious gout complications. There are 2 options of treatment for high uric acid, conventional medicine or natural therapies.
Long term exposure to high uric acid level can lead to multiple symptoms of gout. Thus, it is important for you to understand the causes of the high uric acid levels in order to get the proper treatment for high uric acid that is best for you.
Uric acid is the by-product of the purine degradation process in your body. These acids will then sent to the kidneys to be excreted out from your body through urine. But when there are too much uric acid production and the kidneys are unable to dispose off the acids properly, this results in the build up of uric acid circulating in the blood.
And when these acid compounds exceed the safety level in the blood, your body will undergo certain homeostasis reactions to throw them out from the bloodstream into the interstitial fluids and synovial fluid. When the concentration of uric acid reaches the saturation point, uric acid will start to crystallize and form urate crystals.
The doctors usually prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs and pain killers to deal with the gouty inflammation, other drugs to help lower the high uric acid levels in your blood. They all work well when you first begin to take them, once you are off these drugs, your uric acid levels will rise again, because the drugs do not really deal with the root cause of your problem which is the decreased output of uric acid.
Some of the above mentioned medications for gout have terrible side effects such as, diarrheal, skin rashes and stomach ulcers. This is the reason why more and more gout victims are beginning to opt for some alternative natural gout treatments.
There are various ways of natural treatments that can help to lower high uric acid levels. Despite the fact most of the natural gout treatments are not officially recognized by FDA, there are my testimonials about the effectiveness of them in reducing the painful gout toe pain and prevent the formation of gouty tophi.