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https://www.youtube.com/embed/2r95ZVqAysQ So in our body we have DNA and RNA, These are our genetic material and they’re constantly broken down and remade as new cells are made as new processes take place, So they get broken down through a variety of pathways And I’m simplifying that. A lot the details, But the end result – and there are two kind of materials that we end up with One is called hypoxanthine Hypothanthine, The other one is guanine And they both get further broken down into the same thing, Which is xanthine. And then that is the precursor to uric acid Uric acid is the thing that accumulates and causes gout or the symptoms of gout. So, as you can see, it’s, a normal part of this physiological pathway that we need Uric acid by itself is not a bad thing. So what happens to it usually in a healthy person,…

https://www.youtube.com/embed/1O3F-b8FfDY – [Voiceover] So gout is a joint disease that actually doesn't have much to do with the joint in the sense that the joint is fine. But it's a deposition of something that doesn't belong in the joint that causes all our problems. I'm drawing it on the big toe here because that's where gout is most commonly located. And it's been described as one of the worst kinds of pain. An acute gout inflammation, this person probably can't walk, and their big toe will be swollen like this. The culprit here, the little crystals are called monosodium urate. Monosodium urate. And it's a crystallized form of uric acid, which is something that is normally in our body as a byproduct, a breakdown product of our DNA and RNA. But when for some reason there's too much of this, it crystallizes and as it goes throughout our body, it…