"Uric acid as such has nothing to worry about, because it's produced naturally by our body, and it is later eliminated by the kidneys.
The problem comes when the level of uric acid is too high, causing a gout pain (higher than 0.08 g/l for a very painful gout)."
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The problem of uric acid is the fact that these crystals often settle on joints which and then become logically painful: toe of the foot, legs and arms.
It's for this reason that gout is located in the family of arthritic diseases.
Sometimes gout crystals settle under the skin which causes deformities. The crystals also reach the kidneys (renal colic) which is quite serious.
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Allopurinol: A medical drug that is used to lower the levels of uric acid in the blood.
Drugs for gout: a medical drug that decreases the inflammation caused by gout.
Gouty arthropathy: Destruction of the joints due to tophus (cluster of uric acid crystals).
Kidney stones: « stones » mainly created in the urinary tract.
Colchicine: medical drug that relieves gout pain (also used in prevention) learn more about colchicine
Renal colic: very intense lower back pain due to "stones" that close up the urinary tract.
Hyperuricemia: uric acid rate in the blood above the normal rate (> 420 µmol/l or 70 mg/l).
Hypouricemia: medical treatment to reduce the level of uric acid in the body.
Infiltration: injection of a product directly into a joint.
Renal failure: progressive, important and definitive degeneration of the kidney function.
Psoriasis: chronic disease that affects first the skin.