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Check your gout risk here


Answer our simple gout quiz to find out if you may be at increased risk of developing gout.


1. Are you male? Yes/ No


2. Are you over the age of 40? Yes/No


3. Do other members of your family have gout? Yes/No


4. Do you drink more than 21 units of alcohol a week (if you are male) / or 14 units per week (if you are female)? Yes / No


5. Are you suffering from any of the following conditions? Yes / No

  • High blood pressure

  • Diabetes

  • Kidney disease/damage

  • High cholesterol

  • Angina

  • Long-term psoriasis

6. Are you overweight? Yes/No


7. Are you taking any of the following medications? Yes/No

  • Diuretics (water tablets)

  • Low dose aspirin

  • Niacin to treat high cholesterol

  • Anti-rejection drugs following organ transplantation

8. Do you drink a lot of sugary drinks e.g. cola? Yes / No


9. Do you eat a large amount of the following purine-rich foods? Yes / No

  • beef

  • pork

  • bacon

  • lamb

  • seafood

  • liver

  • kidney

10. Do you ever experience painful attacks and inflammation in your joints, particularly the big toe? Yes / No


If you have answered ‘YES’ to more than six of the above questions, you may be at risk of gout. We recommend you seek advice from a medical professional.