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Preventing Gout: How Your Diet Can Make a Difference

Purines are substances found in certain foods and are also produced by the body. When purines are broken down, uric acid is formed. Normally, uric acid dissolves in the blood and passes through the kidneys into the urine. However, when the body produces too much uric acid or fails to excrete enough, it can lead to hyperuricemia, which is associated with gout and kidney stones. Gout and kidney stones are painful...

Uric Acid: The cause of gout and kidney stones and how to prevent them

Understanding uric acid Uric acid is a natural waste product formed during the breakdown of purines, substances found in certain foods and drinks. Uric acid typically dissolves in the blood, passes through the kidneys, and then leaves the body in urine.  It is normal to have uric acid in the blood. However, when the uric acid levels in the body go beyond or under the normal range for an extended period of...