Uric Acid Treatment
High uric acid in blood can cause excruciating gout, and even kidney stones. Here, you'll learn the causes of high uric acid in blood, the long term effect of these high levels, and, both drug-based and natural treatments for gout-causing high acid levels. The cause of high uric acid is a combination of things. First, uric acid appears naturally in our bloodstream, where the excess is processed out of your system by your kidneys via your urine leaving you with natural levels in your blood that normally cause no problems.
The root cause is your kidney's inability to process and flush excess uric acid out of your system. But where does this acid come from in the first place? It occurs naturally in your body as a byproduct of one of your body's normal processes that provides the protein and energy that you need to survive. Uric acid is the result of a chemical process in your body where chemical compounds called "purines" breakdown as they help to produce your protein and energy needs. When they breakdown they produce uric acid. Your kidneys then process and expel excess acid through the urine, leaving sufficient levels in your blood to act as beneficial antioxidants.
Sometime though there is too much acid being produced for the kidneys to process and expel. Or, the kidneys are not working at 100% efficiency and so not enough of the 'normal' levels of acid are being processed. Under either of these conditions insufficient acid is being processed and excreted. The outcome is high levels of uric acid in the blood. The truth is most people are never satisfied. But research shows that if you begin to prioritize your health with your nutrition, exercise program and supplement therapy (vitamins, minerals, herbs), you may be gout-free in days (and healthier). And the reason why this works is because natural gout remedies work by flushing uric acid from your body naturally.
High levels in urine and high levels in the bloodstream indicate that you have higher than normal levels in your body, but your kidneys are functioning o.k. It is just that your body is producing much higher levels of uric acid than normal and your kidneys -- although they are working fine -- just can't cope with the increase. There is a whole range of natural treatments that are now widely being used, such as kidney cleanses, the widespread use of herbs, detoxing, selected fruits and vegetables, natural supplements, etc. In combination with some dietary and lifestyle changes (very important!), these are proving to be very effective.