Gout is a well documented disease historically which results in painful joint swelling and is due to the build up of a chemical called uric acid in the bloodstream. Most commonly it affects the great toe, but it can affect other joints and also other organs in the body including the kidneys. This video talks about Gout, its causes, it's treatment in the acute phase and also some useful medications which help prevent it. Dr Grant Blashki also talks about some lifestyle changes people can make to avoid and prevent gout from occurring in the first place.