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UK is witnessing a surge in a severe Victorian disease, Gout, at an alarming rate. Over 1.5 million Brits have been affected by Gout. It is a form of arthritis that leads to extreme joint pain. The National Health Service (NHS) is warning about the increase in the severe spreading of the Victorian disease.

According to reports, between 2021-2022, there have been almost 250,000 new cases of Gout in British Hospitals. As per the NHS, the cases have increased by 20% in the last two or three years. The reports further suggest that the number will hit a five-year high in the upcoming year.

Victorian Illness touching all the time high

Another report from the NHS revealed that from 2021 to March 2022, almost 42,13,70 people visited hospitals due to numerous reasons in England. Every patient was diagnosed with one out of 13 types of Victorian disease.

The diseases related to Gout, or mentioned in the gout reports, include

  • Tuberculosis
  • Malnutrition
  • Scarlet fever
  • Mumps
  • Tickets
  • Whooping cough
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Typhoid
  • Measures
  • Diphtheria
  • Measles
  • Tickets
  • Cholera

Here are tips to combat gout

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The numbers are continuously rising by each day. It was up by 25% between 2020/21 and 2021/22, with the numbers touching the 300,000 mark. It dipped around a bit during the pandemic, before which it increased at an alarming rate yearly. The patients diagnosed with Gout and related diseases is the highest since 2017/2018. A gout attack lasts for at least five to seven days, after which it starts getting better. According to NHS, this Gout attack may not cause severe damage to joints if the patients seek immediate treatment.


  1. How can you prevent the risk of Gout?
    There are many ways that can help in preventing the attack of Gout. The basics are maintaining a healthy weight, eating a balanced diet of everything the body needs and exercising daily. If you’re a heavy drinker, you can also look to maintain some alcohol-free days as well.The reason behind the flared-up Gout cases includes- ObesityOlder AgeAlcohol consumption. You should not consume more than 14 units of alcohol per week. Beverages and snacks with added sugar like sodas and energy drinks.Diet with a high purine count that breaks down into uric acid in the body.Being Male at birthFatty FoodIf you’re experiencing the symptoms of Gout, the best thing to do is to visit a doctor as soon as possible.
  2. What are the symptoms of Gout?
    The main symptoms of Gout are-Sudden and excruciating pain in joints- Hands, wrists, Big toe, elbow and knees. Then hot skin and redness over the aching joint are also prominent symptoms. Patients of Gout also experience swelling in joints.The GP and trustee of the Gout Society, Dr Alastair Dickson, said that many people believe Gout’s a result of overconsumption. Still, there’s a lack of awareness regarding the exact cause and that it is a genetic condition. Gout flares us with time and lack of proper treatment.

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