Dr. Phelan By General Practitioner Published:

While it’s often referred to as the “Disease of Kings”, gout is a condition affecting an estimated 1 in 40 adults in the UK.

It can be very painful and is caused by the crystallisation of uric acid in the joints, tendons and tissues.

Lifestyle changes can help and treatments are available from your GP.

To find out more about gout read my article for The Independent.