Your stories about living with gout.
Gout is the most common type of inflammatory arthritis. Attacks usually come on very quickly, and this sudden onset of symptoms is known as an acute attack.
Gout is often said to be the most painful form of arthritis. Symptoms include intensely painful, red, hot and swollen joints, and it most often affects the big toe.
If gout can be cured, why is it on the increase and why are so many people still suffering? A new Arthritis Research UK study may shed some light on why gout is still about – and how it can be treated more effectively.
If gout is supposedly curable why are so many affected people still suffering? Experts Edward Roddy and Mike Doherty explain what gout is all about.
People with gout have been found to be more likely to develop diabetes, a trend that is more pronounced in women than men.
Older female patients with gout may be at a higher risk of experiencing vascular diseases, according to a Keele University study.
Hospital admissions for gout have seen a pronounced increase in the UK since 2009, according to new official data.