What is gout? / How common is gout? / Historical evidence of gout
  Although the name of the gout seems strange, it is one of the most common arthritic diseases.
  The rate of gout has persistently increased in Korea.

According to recent reports, approximately 500,000 patients in Korea suffer from gout.
  Although gout affects mostly middle-age men, post-menopause women are also highly susceptible.