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Whats uric acid?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Metabolis by-product

Uric acid is formed in the process of metabolism of proteins by the body.
It can also form with high cellular turnover in persons undergoing chemotherapy or treatment for cancer. Uric acid can get to high levels and precipitate out in the body in joints, soft tissues and in the kidneys to give "gout". Medications, diet, hydration are the treatments.

In brief: Metabolis by-product

Uric acid is formed in the process of metabolism of proteins by the body.
It can also form with high cellular turnover in persons undergoing chemotherapy or treatment for cancer. Uric acid can get to high levels and precipitate out in the body in joints, soft tissues and in the kidneys to give "gout". Medications, diet, hydration are the treatments.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Chemical Purine Met

Uric acid is a breakdown product of chemical reaction in the body related to substances called purines.
The purines undergo chemical breakdown as part of their usual metabolism and uric acid is one of the these breakdown products. It circulates in the blood and is excreted in the urine. In gout its blood level is increased and it can develop urate crystals in the tissue and joints in gout.

In brief: Chemical Purine Met

Uric acid is a breakdown product of chemical reaction in the body related to substances called purines.
The purines undergo chemical breakdown as part of their usual metabolism and uric acid is one of the these breakdown products. It circulates in the blood and is excreted in the urine. In gout its blood level is increased and it can develop urate crystals in the tissue and joints in gout.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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