Kidneys and high blood pressure

Kidneys and high blood pressure are closely interrelated. Kidney disease can be both a cause and a consequence of the occurrence of high blood pressure. Most kidney diseases that have a negative effect on kidney function also lead to increased blood pressure. With reduced renal function, blood pressure usually rises. However, even the increased pressure often leads to further damage to the kidneys. In recent years, it was discovered that the negative effect of high blood pressure on kidney function is most pronounced in patients with high levels of protein in the urine.

To break this vicious circle, you need a thorough correction of blood pressure. It has been proven that proper treatment of high blood pressure can delay the need for dialysis for several years.

Elevated blood pressure and limited renal function require regular monitoring by the attending physician in conjunction with a specialist in the field of internal diseases and kidney diseases (nephrologist), even in the absence of complaints.

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