Management of asymptomatic hyperuricemia at primary care
Dr. Ayesha Rashid and Dr. Dileep Kumar
Asymptomatic Hyperuricemia (AHU) is a condition with abnormal serum uric acid levels, without clinical signs or symptoms. AHU is a risk factor of various clinical conditions as hypertension, renal diseases, metabolic syndrome, stroke etc. It is controversial that AHU should be treated with Uric acid lowering therapy (ULT), and most of the latest guidelines do not suggest the use of ULT. However, non-pharmaceutical measures can help in management of this condition.