A disease commonly suffered in Victorian times is making a comeback across the UK. According to specialists, as many as one million people in Britain may have gout.
The disease is caused by a chemical called uric acid, This chemical forms small crystals, known as tophi, in and around the joints in the body.
The tophi then leads to inflammation - causing swelling, irritation, extreme pain and tenderness in the affected area. The disease was prominent in Victorian Britain, with many associating gout with people from that era.
However, gout has resurged, with the cases of the disease increasing since the Covid 19 pandemic. According to an NHS specialist, around 250,000 people were admitted to hospital needing treatment due to the condition between 2021 and 2022, reports the Mirror.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk