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Keith Taylor
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Review Risky Uric Acid Levels

From a discussion today, I identified that Risky Uric Acid Levels needs to be reviewed.

So far, I’ve identified:

  • It needs a summary of key points.
  • Uric acid in the blood usually falls during a gout attack.
  • Next step is usually get a followup test to establish Base-line uric acid level.
  • Crystallization point falls as temperature falls. So, risks of gout are much more in this range if joint temperature is lower than 98.6F

But also, like all GoutPal pages, it needs a clearly identified audience/purpose and a takehome message.

Most importantly, I think it needs to be more relevant to typical gout sufferers. Because, as we see from this discussion, doctors and patients fail to see that the higher end of the normal uric acid range is risky. Or even dangerous!

So how do you think I could improve my Risky Uric Acid Levels page to make it clear that getting uric acid normal does not remove the risk of gout attacks?