Hypertension: The painful symptom in your big toe that could be a blood pressure warning

Though you may not expect it, your toes could be showing signs of worryingly high blood pressure levels.

Gout is a form of arthritis that presents itself through painful, sudden flare-ups.

Though the condition occurs for a number of reasons, the NHS says high blood pressure can be one ailment which increases your risk of gout.

Havard Health describes high blood pressure as a “major risk factor” for gout.

However, even those who are being treated for hypertension can also remain at risk of developing painful flare-ups.

Havard Health explains: “The diuretics taken to lower high blood pressure increase uric acid levels, so the treatment, as well as the disease, is associated with gout.”

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