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High Blood Pressure in Nephrotic Syndrome: Causes and Treatments

2014-03-24 19:52| Font Size A A A

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common sign in nephrotic syndrome patients. If poorly controlled, this symptom will worsen the condition. So, it is necessary to know about the causes and treatments.

What causes high blood pressure in nephrotic syndrome?

1. Water-sodium retention In normal condition, healthy kidneys can help excrete excess fluid and metabolic products out of the body. However, in nephrotic syndrome, the diseased kidneys will not be able to work as normal. In this cause, extra fluid and sodium will build up in the body, eventually, hypertension occurs.

2. Decline in renal function Normally, kidneys can help regulate blood pressure by secreting certain hormones. Due to a drop in kidney function, the secretion of renin will be increased. And that’s another cause of high blood pressure.

How to treat hypertension in nephrotic syndrome?

Changes of lifestyle

●In normal life, patients are suggested to limit the intake of sodium and fluid strictly. Meanwhile, they also need to eat some fresh fruits and vegetables.

●Take some moderate exercises, for example, jogging, walking and so on.

●Stay away from alcohol and tobacco products and avoid overweight.

Usage of medicines

As for drugs, water pills may be used to remove extra fluid out of the blood. Besides, medicines like ACE Inhibitors and ARBs are also helpful to lower blood pressure, control proteinuria and so on.

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To treat this problem radically, it is of great importance to restore the damaged renal cells and improve kidney function. And that’s why this natural therapy is highly recommended. In addition to bring blood pressure under control, it can also help treat symptoms like swelling, proteinuria, etc. Have an interest? Please click the Live Doctor now!

If you are suffering from high blood pressure and nephrotic syndrome, do remember to take prompt treatments. Have a nice day!

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