May 22 is National Gout Awareness Day, and CliniCrowd is proud to join those who are promoting gout awareness among doctors, patients, caregivers, and all people who want to show their support for the gout community.

Gout Awareness Day, helps place this condition at the forefront of public awareness. Gout is a painful form of inflammatory arthritis that has been known since ancient times. The first documentation of Gout disease is from Egypt in 2600 BCE, in a description of arthritis of the big toe.

Gout results when the body over produces uric acid, which can build up to toxic levels, if it is not excreted properly. An acute Gout attack may last from 3 – 10 days, with or without medication. Without treatment, a drastic diet change, or managing other risk factors, attacks may eventually happen several times a year.

Thanks to CliniCrowd, for the first time in the history of Gout Disease, there is a registry for patients and/or their primary caregivers to test and validate that eating cherries may serve as a remedy for Gout. We believe that the power and wisdom of The Crowd will accelerate the process of assessing the benefits of eating cherries in alleviating the symptoms of Gout in the millions who suffer from the disease. CliniCrowd’s Gout registry was driven by a number of clinical studies that assessed the effect of eating cherries on Gout.

This year, use Gout Awareness Day to join the CliniCrowd registry at clinicrowd.info/gout-registry