Dr. Fatima Safdar, Dr. Muhammad Haris Sarwar, Dr. Ghulam Mustafa
Objectives: To determine the frequency of hyperuricemia in hypertensive patients. Material and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted at Department of Medicine, Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur from March 2019 to September 2019 over the period of 6 months. Total 359 hypertensive patients were included in this study. Results: Mean age of the hypertensive patients was 50.91 (±12.28) years. Hyperuricemia was seen in 150 (41.78%) patients. Out of 154 (42.95) male patients hyperuricemia was seen in 45 (29.22%) patients. Among the 205 (57.10%) hypertensive female patients, hyperuricemia was seen in 105 (51.22%). Conclusion: Female hypertensive are more victim of hyperuricemia as compare to male hypertensive in early or older age equally. Duration of hypertension is significantly associated with raised serum uric acid. Key words: Hypertension, hyperuricemia, diabetes mellitus.