Uric acid is a compound found in the blood. It typically leaves the body through urine and feces. The uric acid that is not passed through your kidneys is dissolved in the blood. If you have high levels of uric acid, then it can lead to health issues with the most common being gout or kidney stones. Levels too low might also cause problems. Keep reading to learn more about how to test and treat uric acid.

1. What is Uric Acid?

Uric acid is a waste product. It is a heterocyclic compound, which means it’s made up of at least two different elements including hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon. Uric acid is produced when purines from food are broke down metabolically. Uric acid is a normal element of urine. It is the outcome of your metabolisms final break down of purine.

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