Gout risk is higher in patients with high
blood pressure. I’m Erin White and this is a dailyRx Minute. Sometimes treating one health problem can
put you at a higher risk for a different one. For example, some blood pressure medications
can INCREASE the risk of gout. Gout is a type of arthritis where patients experience joint
inflammation and pain due to the build up of uric acid in the blood and joints. Patients
should be aware of an even higher risk of gout with certain blood pressure medications
called diuretics. Ask your doctor about the risks of your medications.
For dailyRxTV, I’m Erin White.