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High uric acids can cause gout

Uric acid is created when the body breaks down chemicals called purines. Purines are normally produced in the body and are also found in some foods and drinks. Foods with high content of purines includes:
*Red meat
*Organ meat

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 does not remove enough of it, hyperuricemia occurred.

Hyperuricemia occurs when there’s too much uric acid in the blood. Hyperuricemia can cause crystals of uric acid (or urate) to form. High uric acid levels can lead to several diseases, including a painful type of arthritis called gout.

Most of the time, a high uric acid level occurs when the kidneys don't eliminate uric acid efficiently. Things that may cause this slow-down in the removal of uric acid include rich foods, being overweight, having diabetes, taking certain diuretics

When human body has extra uric acid, sharp crystals may form in the big toe or other joints, causing episodes of swelling and pain called gout attacks. Although these can form anywhere in the body, they tend to form in and around joints and in kidneys. Body’s defensive white blood cells may attack the crystals, causing inflammation and pain.

It typically affects the big toe. But it’s also found in other joints, including the knee, ankle, foot, hand, wrist and elbow.

Meat (especially organ meats like liver and sweetbreads) and seafood (like fish and shellfish) can be high in chemicals called purines. When body breaks them down, the level of uric acid goes up.
High uric acids can cause

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