Where do Uric Acid Crystals deposits?
@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan
When uric acid crystals deposit in the joint spaces, signs and symptoms of Gouty Arthritis arises.
Uric Acid Crystals don't just deposit in joints but also within other areas around the body, particularly Connective Tissues.
Tophi is the crystallized form of uric acid. It is formed secondary to high uric acid levels in the body. They can also deposit beneath the skin where they form obvious lumps.
Deposits of uric acid crystal can be found in areas where uric acids are high such as:
- Synovial fluid of the joints
- Myocardium of the heart
- Underneath the Skin
Uric acid crystal deposits in joints leading to Gouty Arthritis, and on it's late stage, deposition of uric acid kidney stone can lead to renal damage and failure.