High Blood Pressure causes Kidney Damage

High Blood Pressure (Renal induced hypertension) is a “committed” sign and an essential therapeutic target in chronic kidney disease. But did you know uncontrolled, sustained High Blood Pressure /Hypertension (irrespective of the root cause) itself is a strong risk factor for Chronic Kidney Disease?


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This article walks you through the normal blood pressure basics. Then it explains how sustained high BP is a risk factor for kidney disease.

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High Blood Pressure in CKD: Treatment

High blood pressure in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) requires an intensive treatment plan to effectively slow down progression to kidney failure.

What constitutes the treatment plan? How does it work? Must you take all those pills? How does your medical team devise your BP-lowering battleplan?

Find answers to all these questions and more, in today’s discussion below.

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Low Birth Weight & Kidney Disease

Were you born prematurely before completing “9 months of nurturing” in your mum’s womb? Or did you have a Low Birth Weight despite being a “Term baby”?

Low Birth Weight baby
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In that case, you may want to consider getting a medical opinion about your chances of developing high blood pressure, cardiovascular (heart) disease and kidney disease later in life.

Wonder why?

Read on to understand.

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