Uric acid is a waste product generated in the body due to digestion and absorption of food. It is produced when the body breaks down chemicals called purines. It gets dissolved in the blood and excreted through the kidneys. High uric acid levels occur in the body when uric acid is not eliminated by kidneys efficiently. It occurs due to intake of rich foods, being overweight, diabetes, and taking diuretics. It is reduced by losing weight, avoiding sugar and alcohol, and reducing intake of purine-rich foods.
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Query: Hello doctor, I had been diagnosed with hypothyroidism nearly 10 months ago. My TSH was over 100 during that time. Also, I had uric acid which was high. The doctor prescribed me to take Thyroxine tablet 50 mg daily and to increase it to 100 mg after one month. Also, uric acid medicine was given. I ... Read Full »