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Can High Uric Acid Cause Kidney Cyst

2014-06-19 06:03

Can High Uric Acid Cause Kidney CystHigh uric acid, is also called hyperuricemia, is a purine metabolic disorder. The most commonly seen symptom is gout. There is no evidence showing high uric acid can cause kidney cyst.On the contrary, kidney cyst will make uric acid elevated.

Symptoms of high uric acid

►Gout

This is caused by uric acid accumulation in the blood, which can lead to the formation of small sharp crystals. If these crystals accumulate in the joints, it can lead to gout. Gout is characterized by pain in the joints and surrounding tissues, including the feet, ankles, knees and hands. The pain can be sharp and intense.

► Kidney stone

High levels of uric acid can lead to small stone-like deposits in the kidneys. When the stones passe down to the bladder, where they cause sudden and intense pain that comes and goes. This pain may occur in the abdomen, flank, and groin region. Additional symptoms include bloody urine and painful urination, and if there is a secondary infection a fever may be detected.

► Kidney failure

The most severe symptom associated with high uric acid levels is kidney failure, which manifests as decreased urination, shortness of breath, swelling in the limbs, confusion and drowsiness, fatigue, or chest pain.

► Other diseases

Although recent research has suggested that high uric acid levels are linked to hypertension and heart disease, it remains to be determined whether reducing uric acid levels would reverse these conditions.

Relation between high uric acid and kidney cyst

Actually, kidney cyst is one of the factors that affect the uric acid level. When the enlarged kidney cysts compress the kidney tubules, excessive uric acid cannot be removed adequately. As a result, high uric acid level elevates.

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