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.
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.
A new global study has shown the worldwide burden of gout is rising, underlining the need for new and more sophisticated therapy approaches.
Only one-third of long-term gout patients are prescribed with urate-lowering therapies in the UK, a new study has revealed.