Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Getting to know Gout

In spite of the agony and havoc it can cause, uric acid is a normal constituent of the human body. Ordinarily about one-third of the uric acid in our system comes from food, especially foods like those noted earlier that are rich in purines. The rest we produce ourselves through ordinary metabolism.The body converts purines to uric acid.
The level of uric acid in the blood fluctuates in response to:dietfluid intakeoverall health statusother factorsMen normally have somewhat more uric acid than women do (although the difference begins to narrow after menopause), and in both sexes it tends to increase with advancing age.

No comments:

Post a Comment