Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Continue Shopping
This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Australia version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > Healthy Food Guide > June 2019 > GOUT The hidden dangers to watch for

GOUT The hidden dangers to watch for

It’s often treated as a joke, but the stereotype of boozy old men with over-rich diets no longer fits. Jo Waters busts the myths about this painful arthritic condition and explains why more women are suffering from it

THOSE WHO SAW ACTRESS OLIVIA COLMAN’S Oscarwinning portrayal of Queen Anne in The Favourite may have an inkling of just how painful gout attacks can be. Queen Anne was plagued by them – she could barely walk because of the damage to her joints, and often screamed the palace down when she was having a flare-up. Humour aside, it’s high time the myth that gout is amusing and/or self-inflicted was debunked.

‘If one more person had told me to lay off the beer or port when I mentioned my problem with gout, I’d have screamed at them,’ recalls Sue McDonagh, 60, a commercial artist from Cowbridge, South Wales (pictured, right). She has suffered gout attacks for more than a decade. ‘The first time, I assumed I must have broken my toe – it was such agony. I’d taken part in a walking event in the Lake District and had to put my leg up on the dashboard of the front seat in the car as I was driven home. ‘When I went to A&E, the doctor dismissed my symptoms as arthritic changes to my toe and sent me home with painkillers. My GP said it was probably just a one-off, too.’

Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Healthy Food Guide - June 2019
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - June 2019
Or 599 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 2.92 per issue
Was $52.99
Now $34.99
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only $ 4.66 per issue
Or 2799 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only $ 5.99 per issue
Or 599 points

View Issues

About Healthy Food Guide

How low would you go to lose the belly? We investigate the trend and latest evidence for short, drastic calorie-cutting diets. We’ve also done the nutrition on some favourite Pinch of Nom recipes, and have great news for barbecue, pub and picnic lovers, with clever swaps for a summer of delicious healthy outdoor eating. And don’t miss our men’s health special, revealing the simple checks that could add 10 years to his life.