[LMB] OT Minutiae (from several threads)

Lisa Spurrier lisa.spurrier at ntlworld.com
Wed Apr 8 19:15:08 BST 2009


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Azalais Aranxta" <tiamat at tsoft.com>
> On Tue, 7 Apr 2009, Anne Guglik wrote:
>
> > Someone mentioned that gout is a nutrition-related disease that
> > is rarely mentioned today...I see patients with gout on a
> > regular basis. Although many of them are low-income, which may
> > have something to do with them getting the disease, I have to
> > wonder if the disease isn't just as prevalent but better
> > managed and therefore less talked about than before. They even
> > still take colchicine, which has been around for centuries.
>
> My dad has gout.  He's by no means wealthy, but he's got a nice
> house.
>
> I think some people are probably prone to get it.
>

My father gets gout every now and then as well, and is reasonably well off.
I gather it's very painful.
Lisa S




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