Hypertension Treatment

Hypertension Kidney

Blood pressure, especially high blood pressure is closely related to kidney health. High blood pressure, or hypertension, can damage the kidneys. And because the kidneys have a major role in keeping blood pressure at healthy levels, if they are damaged, your blood pressure can go even higher.

The heart works harder due to high blood pressure and over the time can damage blood vessels throughout the body. If the blood vessels in the kidneys are damaged, they may stop doing their job of removing waste and extra fluid from the blood. The extra fluid may then raise blood pressure even more.

Hypertension kidney is the second leading cause of kidney failure (after diabetes). Patients with kidney failure, also called end-stage renal disease (ESRD), must either go on dialysis or receive a new kidney through a transplant. Most people with high blood pressure do not have any symptoms.

Same is the case with hypertension kidney. A person's blood pressure is usually considered high if it is 140/90 or higher. You should keep track of your blood pressure information with the blood pressure monitor or digital blood pressure cuffs. Blood pressure readings or blood pressure charts are important in the face of assigning proper blood pressure medication such as blood pressure medicine or other high blood pressure remedy.

Many people need medication to control high blood pressure and kidney damage. A group of medications called ACE inhibitors can lower blood pressure and can also help protect kidney functions in diabetic patients.