Uric acid from joints
Prevention of uric acid deposits in the joints
The production of the uric acid takes place during the degradation of purines (these are proteins that can be found in several types of foods). This acid is transported in the blood, filtered by the means of kidneys and excreted in the urine.
In case it is produced in excess, it is deposited in the joints developing gout. Among most common causes that increase uric acid levels are: alcohol, drugs diuretics, obesity, hypothyroidism, as well as renal failure. There are diets that lead to the increase of uric acid in the body, for instance: meat, asparagus, spinach, beans, peas, mushrooms and cauliflower. Usually, if one has an increased level of uric acid in the body it shows few symptoms. A routine blood test is the best way to discovered it.