Gout is a form of arthritis caused by excess uric acid in the bloodstream. The symptoms of gout are due to the formation of uric acid crystals in the joints and the body's response to them. Gout flares result in painful joint typically in the big toe.
A significant correlation between the concentrations of uric acid in saliva and serum (blood uric) acid has been well established. Clinical correlates have shown that serum uric acid is strongly correlated with saliva uric acid that is associated with obesity, hypertension, and metabolic syndrome. The ability to monitor cardio-metabolic risk using a self-check saliva-based test could help overcome barriers to regular screening and may improve adherence to dietary and behavioral treatment programs.
If saliva levels are persistently elevated, please share this observation with your healthcare provider to be properly tested.
When used with the Uric Acid Test app available on the iTunes App Store, users may automatically record their latest uric acid test strip reading and save it for later review.
Place the strip on your tongue. Within 10 seconds, the strip changes colors, reflecting the amount of uric acid in your body.
Use this real-time feedback to make real-time dietary adjustments to avoid inflammatory foods that increase uric acid or consume anti-inflammatory uric acid reducing foods and uric acid cleanse supplements.