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In this video I will talk about What is uric acid?
Uric acid is a heterocyclic compound of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and hydrogen with the formula Uric acid is a Chemical Compound
Created when the body breaks down substances called purines. Purines are found in some foods and drinks.
These include, liver, anchovies, mackerel, dried beans And peas, and beer.
Most uric acid dissolves in blood
And travels to the kidneys. From there, it passes out in urine. If your body produces too much uric acid or doesn’t remove enough from it, you can get sick. Blood Test must Performed to check how much uric acid you have in your blood. Another test can be used to check the level of uric acid in your urine.
In human blood plasma, the reference range of uric acid is typically 3.4-7.2 mg/dL for men and 2.4-6.1 mg/dL for women
Uric acid concentrations above and below the normal range
are known, respectively, as hyperuricemia and hypouricemia.
Causes of high uric acid In many instances, people have elevated uric acid levels for hereditary reasons
Diet may be a factor. High intake of dietary purine, high-fructose corn syrup, and table sugar can cause increased levels of uric acid
Serum uric acid can be elevated due to reduced excretion by the kidneys
Fasting or rapid weight loss can temporarily elevate uric acid levels
Certain drugs, such as diuretics, can increase uric acid levels in the blood Saturation levels of uric acid in blood may result in one form of kidney stones when the urate crystallizes in the kidney And can lead to a type of arthritis known as gout. This painful condition is the result of needle-like crystals of uric acid precipitating in joints, capillaries, skin, and other tissues
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