PHILADELPHIA LONDON April 24, 2012 Gout Study
Once thought to be a disease that affected those living a life of indulgence; fine food and drink, this perception of gout is far from today’s reality. Gout affects millions of people worldwide. It can cause painful attacks (or flares) in the big toe or other joints. These attacks can last from several days to weeks at a time, with each subsequent attack becoming even more painful. In recent years, the prevalence of gout has been on the rise worldwide. Although gout is rarely life threatening, high uric acid levels can cause pain severe enough to prevent people from completing their daily tasks.
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With diet tips and news on gout driving the conversation, Gout Study members consistently communicate with one another about their gout experiences. In the past week alone the number of "People Talking About This," which shows the unique number of people who "like" and comment on posts, increased over 40 percent. The reach of the Gout Study page is also increasing exponentially; the unique number of people who have viewed page content has now exceeded 13 million.
Although the Gout Study statistics show how well received and helpful the various tips and resources are to the community, it is the direct feedback from the community that drives the cause. "I am so glad I found this page," one member said. "Thank you all very much."