Hyperuricemia. Even just by reading or hearing the condition itself is already enough to put a striking terror to the heart. Or to those who have already experienced the suffering that accompanies the condition.
Kidney condition, hypertension, gout, the list of its probable effects goes on and on and on. This particular list of effect may really ruin the body. As the list grows, the lists of symptoms that are backed by science may decrease.
Luckily, through the application of the basic physiology, chemistry and of course, common sense, one may understand that the hyperuricemia is not at all stealthy. This article wishes to explain the symptoms of hyperuricemia. So if you want to know this, read on to this article.
In order to understand the symptoms of hyperuricemia, we must first understand the hyperuricemia itself.
Hyperuricemia is actually a condition that refers to the strangely high concentration of uric acid in the body. This may cause the blood to be acidic and may lead to gout eventually, kidney disease and some other conditions. It may be caused by the Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome or by diet that’s rich in purine.
Symptoms of Hyperuricemia
Now that we have already understood hyperuricemia, let’s learn more by studying the symptoms.
Take note that the following symptoms are symptoms of some other diseases too. Consequently, the presence of this particular symptoms may also mean the existence of some other conditions or the presence of the other conditions without hyperuricemia. It’s suggested that you go through uric acid tests in order to confirm the condition.
- Abnormal Blood Pressure– the thick blood makes the blood difficult to pump. Henceforth, the blood pressure may increase. This may be worsened if the kidneys get damaged because it plays a very important role in the regulation of the blood pressure. Paradoxically, the damage to the kidneys may also cause low blood pressure.
- Abnormal Blood Sugar– the destruction of the cell membranes may cause insulin resistance and diabetes eventually.
- Dizziness/Headache – once more, these are symptoms of hyperuricemia caused by the lack of oxygen supply to the brain.
- Erectile Dysfunction/ Lack of Sexual Pleasure– this may be caused by the lack of blood flow to the brain. It may also be caused by the lack of blood flow to the male sex organ as the erection relies on the blood flow.
- Gout– this symptom of hyperuricemia appears late. It is a kind of arthritis that is caused by the accumulation of the uric acid, which crystallizes over the period of time.
- High Uric Acid in the Urine– this is the most probable validation that you have hyperuricemia. This happens when the excretory system “overclocks” themselves, performing abnormally and increasing the volume of the uric acid defecated in the urine.
- Mental Health Problems– the thick blood may cause the lack of oxygen supply to the brain. This may cause minor and major mental effects like depression, poor memory, mood swings, negativity, daydreaming, slow thinking, sleepiness, loss of focus, and many other effects.
- Thick Dark Blood– when the blood becomes acidic, the surface of the cells gets filled with free radicals. Commonly, the cells will find it so hard to get attracted to each other as the cell membrane is charged negatively. When the free radicals bond with the cell membrane, the resisting force gets reduced. This may cause the cells to stick to each other hence causing thick blood.
Factors to Consider
It is important to consider some other factors like what disease are you already suffering. The symptoms above with the presence of the factors below may increase the possibility that you are really suffering from the condition.
- You are diabetic– as mentioned earlier, the destruction of the cell membrane is one cause of the insulin resistance.
- You are obese– too much acidity in the body may ruin the balance of the lipids, proteins, glucose, and most of the bodily functions. In this particular case, it is due to dyslipidemia.
- You’re alcoholic– alcoholic beverages, most especially beer, are good sources of purine.
- You love to indulge in purine-rich foods
- You Underwent Chemotherapy– Chemotherapy may kill the cells from the body. Its methods aren’t selective and may cause rapid destruction of the cell. The death of the cells may increase the concentration of the purine, which will then yield unnecessary uric acid as it’s broken down.