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What is the connection between sepsis, gout, hypertension and heart failure (chf)?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Obesity?: There is no clear link in the various processes listed above, but morbid obesity put you at risk for all of these... If i saw a thin patient with all of those i'd say that central sleep apnea could account for three (sepsis, heart failure, and hypertension), but not gout. With weight loss heart failure, hypertension, and gout can be easier controlled or eliminated.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 50 years experience
Great Question: My best answer is they can all occur do to the domino effect of a serious disease.
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Complex: Gout may predispose to secondary joint or renal infection. Infection can produce sepsis which can exacerbate heart failure by multiple mechanisms. Hypertension may lead to heart failure.

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