It was once known as the 'illness of lords' - however clinic affirmations for gout have flooded because of pigging out and practicing less during the lockdowns, figures propose.
The quantity of cases has ascended by 20% in three years, with 234,000 patients confessed to clinic with gout in 2021/22, NHS Digital measurements show.
There has likewise been a critical ascent in stoutness over a similar period.
Specialists said many invested more energy plunking down during the Covid lockdowns and could have eaten additional tidbits and unhealthy food while telecommuting.
Gout is a sort of fiery joint inflammation that causes unexpected and extreme joint torment.
Cap Fry, of the National Obesity Forum, told The Sunday Telegraph: 'Fail to remember Falstaff, Henry VIII and the rich Victorians who made gout scandalous.
'The present Elizabethans are eating and drinking them generally under the table.'
Gout is perhaps of humankind's most established known infection and traces all the way back to the Egyptians.
Side effects incorporate unexpected and extreme joint agony, normally in your huge toe yet can likewise be tracked down in different joints in your feet, hands, wrists, elbow or knees.
Certain individuals may likewise experience hot, enlarged, red skin over the impacted joint.
It is caused from having an excess of uric corrosive in the body, which can prompt stores of sodium urate gems shaping in and around the joints, causing torment and uneasiness.
It can prompt horrifying agony yet is normally treatable with medicine like ibuprofen, or steroids in the event that the aggravation and enlarging get worse.
Be that as it may, Mr Fry cautioned victims were not getting sufficient assistance from the NHS.
'Gout victims are miles from seeking the treatment they need and their shocking consideration is minimal better than that conveyed in the times of the Dark Ages,' he said.
The NHS prescribes getting to a sound weight, practicing consistently, stopping smoking an eating a solid eating routine to forestall gout returning