Uric acid lithiasis

Uric Acid Lithiasis

Uric acid lithiasis is a condition in which uric acid crystallizes and forms kidney stones in the urinary tract. It is caused by a sharp rise in uric acid levels in the blood, either because of certain health conditions or due to a diet high in purines. Uric acid stones can be found in the kidneys, ureters, and bladder, and can cause severe pain and other symptoms.

Symptoms of uric acid lithiasis may include:

  • Sharp pains in the lower abdomen or side
  • Difficulty starting or stopping the flow of urine
  • Blood or debris in the urine
  • Foul-smelling or Cloudy urine
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • High fever

The most common cause of uric acid lithiasis is an excessive consumption of foods high in purine, such as red meat, organ meats, anchovies, and oatmeal. Some health conditions can also contribute to the condition, such as gout, certain types of arthritis, and kidney or liver disorders. Certain medications can also cause a rise in uric acid levels.

Treatment of uric acid lithiasis may involve medications to reduce the uric acid level in the blood, as well as dietary changes that reduce the amount of purine-rich foods consumed. In some cases, surgery may be needed to remove the stones. It is important to discuss any treatment options with your healthcare provider before beginning.