Uric acid is formed inside kidney. Its two function are :
- It removes the toxic material.
- It protects the blood vessels.
Physiologic saturation threshold: >6 mg/dL or >0.357 mmol/L. Therapeutic target for gout: < 6 mg/dL or < 0.357 mmol/L. Possible critical value in the blood: >12 mg/dL. If you have gout, you should avoid foods like organ meats, game meats, fish and seafood, sugary beverages, refined carbs, added sugars and yeast. High uric acid can increase your risk of a heart attack or stroke, and it also may be linked to insulin resistance, the body's shrinking ability to use insulin to lower blood sugar. If gout is untreated, you can develop clumps of uric acid crystals called tophi, which can become infected and life threatening.
- severe pain in your joints.
- joint stiffness.
- difficulty moving affected joints.
- redness and swelling.
- misshapen joints.