What is gout? / How common is gout? / Historical evidence of gout

Gout is a kind of arthritis characterized by a sudden attack of burning pain in a joint, usually a big toe.
(Common siteof gout : Big toe 70% , Other 30%)
  In addition to severe pain, it can cause swelling, redness, and fever in the affected joint.

Gout occurs most often in men.
  Without treatment, recurrent attacks may occur.
  Gout can lead to destruction of joint, tendon, and other tissues, and even disability.
  Gout may cause serious complications associated with kidney, heart, and cerebrovascular disease.