What is Uric Acid?
by: Arlene Gentallan
Uric acid is the waste product of purine breakdown. Purine comprise the building block of many essential molecules like DNAs and RNAs so it is found throughout the body. Metabolizing bodily tissues or dietary fats and proteins produces uric acid as by product.
The body does not have any beneficial use for uric acid so it's crucial it be eliminated which is normally executed by the renal and gastrointestinal systems.
Gout arises when the body failes to rid off uric acid, in which case it gets distributed in different areas throughout the body, eventually crystallizes to form sharp urate deposits leading to symptoms and complications in the involved areas.