See also: How to spot the signs of gout
Gout is incredibly painful- but did you know that there are certain foods that can make it even worse?
The condition occurs when there is a build-up of uric acid in the blood, either because you're producing too much of it or your kidneys are not filtering it out of the bloodstream effectivelyThis build-up of uric acid causes tiny sharp crystals to form in and around joints - which then causes inflammation and pain.
Obesity, high blood pressure, kidney problems and diabetes are all linked to the condition - and you're also more likely to suffer if a relative has it too.
Eating lots of red meat, offal and seafood is a risk factor, as is drinking red wine and beer, so it's important to keep these to a minimum. This video tells you which foods you definitely shouldn't eat if you have gout.