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What is uric acid?

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Allison Greco
General Practice
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In brief: Protein Waste

Uric acid is a normal byproduct of proteins & other biological molecules.
If there is too much uric acid in your body, it can accumulate crystals in your joints & cause a type of arthritis called "gout." your doctor can measure the uric acid in your blood or take a sample from your joints to determine if you have gout. Medications & dietary changes can help decrease your uric acid level.

In brief: Protein Waste

Uric acid is a normal byproduct of proteins & other biological molecules.
If there is too much uric acid in your body, it can accumulate crystals in your joints & cause a type of arthritis called "gout." your doctor can measure the uric acid in your blood or take a sample from your joints to determine if you have gout. Medications & dietary changes can help decrease your uric acid level.
Allison Greco
Allison Greco
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: DNA detritus

Actually, uric acid is the waste product of dna.

In brief: DNA detritus

Actually, uric acid is the waste product of dna.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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