A high uric acid level can cause gout, kidney stones and even kidney failure, Mayo Clinic states. Results of a high uric acid level are unpredictable, however, as it may cause frequent gout attacks or none at all. High u... More »

Meat and seafood are two foods with the highest concentration of purines, a compound that converts into uric acid during digestion. Organ meat, beef, pork, lamb, fowl and game produce a high concentration of uric acid. S... More »

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People with high uric acid levels should eat foods low in purines, the substances that elevate uric acid, and possibly take uricosuric drugs or xanthine oxidase inhibitors to slow the absorption of urate. This allows the... More »

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Signs of uric acid buildup include gout, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome and heart disease, according to PubMed Central. A buildup of uric acid is called hyperuricemia. More »

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Diuretic medications, excessive alcohol consumption and genetics are possible factors that lead to a high uric acid level in the blood, according to Mayo Clinic. The body develops high levels of uric acid, or hyperuricem... More »

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Foods that are high in uric acid can increase a person's risk of getting gout, says WebMD. Gout is a form of arthritis that causes sudden attacks of pain, swelling and stiffness in joints. These severe attacks often occu... More »

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The basic cause of gout is an elevated uric acid level in the blood, which allows for the formation of urate crystals in a person's joints, Mayo Clinic states. The body excretes uric acid via the kidneys, so elevated blo... More »

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