Our expert says:
I feel for you. On the one hand you require treatment for your high bp, but the medication is causing a build-up of uric acid which then gives you very painful gout. I would like to suggest that you see a physician about changing to a type of antihypertensive medication that does not cause a build-up of uric acid in your body. It may help to use the DASH diet. Click on 'Diet'nFood' at the top of this page and then on 'Food as medicine' and 'Hypertension',and read about the DASH Diet which was developed in the USA to lower bp. This diet is high in calcium and low in sodium which should lower your bp. Discuss the use of this type of diet with the physician when you consult him/her about the problem you experience with using diuretics.
Holding thumbs that you will find a treatment for your hypertension that does not cause gout and all this pain.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.