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High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease

2015-10-14 16:08| Font Size A A A

high blood pressureHigh blood pressure can be commonly seen in kidney disease. To know more about high blood pressure can improve the prognosis of condition to a large extent. Kidney damage and high blood pressure can affect each other.

What is high blood pressure?

High blood pressure is a serious condition that can lead to Kidney Failure, heart failure, coronary heart disease, stroke and other healthy problems. "Blood pressure" is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood. If this pressure rises and stays high over time, it can damage the body in many ways.

Relation between high blood pressure and kidney disease

The reasons why kidney disease can cause high blood pressure include two aspects mainly: under normal cases, kidneys is able to adjust blood pressure and keep it within the normal level through secreting hormones. If this kind of function is impaired, high blood pressure is likely to happen; another cause of high blood pressure can be water-sodium retention which can commonly be seen in kidney diseases.

High blood pressure is one of the leading causes of Kidney Failure, also called ESRD. High blood pressure makes the heart work harder and, over time, can damage blood vessels throughout the body. If the blood vessels in the kidneys are damaged, they may stop removing wastes and extra fluid from the body. The extra fluid in the blood vessels may then raise blood pressure even more. It's a dangerous cycle.

How to manage high blood pressure safely and effectively?

-Eat a healthy diet. Eating a diet that is rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products and skimps on saturated fat and cholesterol can lower your blood pressure by up to 14mmHg.

-Reduce sodium in your diet. Even a small reduction in the sodium in your diet can reduce blood pressure by 2 to 8 mmHg.

-Limit the amount of alcohol you drink. Alcohol can be both good and bad for your health. In small amounts, it can potentially lower your blood pressure by 2 to 4mmHg. If you drink more than moderate amounts of it, alcohol can actually raise blood pressure by several points. It can also reduce the effectiveness of high blood pressure medications.

-Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. This treatment is based on Chinese herbal medicines, but used externally. Kidney disease patients just need to lie on the bed to take it. The active materials of Chinese herbal medicine are expected to lower high blood pressure by extending blood vessels, promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis. However, the final purpose of this treatment is to save kidneys by repairing kidney damage and recovering kidney function. In that case, not only can high blood pressure be controlled well, patients do not need to go and experience dialysis or receive kidney transplant. If you still have any follow-up questions or want to know more about Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, you can leave a message below or send your condition to renal-disease@hotmail.com, we are glad to help.

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