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can you tell me how kidney disease increase your blood pressure?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Hormones: The kidney aside from filtering the body also produces hormones and other substances that create red blood cells and regulate the tension of you arteries thus altering blood pressure. High blood pressure hurts the kidney, injured kidneys will alter vascular tone thus you pressure may increase as well

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How can kidney disease increase your blood pressure?

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Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Kidney and BP: Renin is produced in the kidney and helps regulate your blood pressure.
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A 42-year-old female asked:

I have a GFR of 79 no other abnorms. An increase of med dropped blood pressure to 90/69 but it has risen to 114/95. Could this indicate kidney disease?

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Dr. Manohar Ahuja
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Need more info: Likely not but What's difference of time between 2 BP readings, what's result of Urine analysis on those two separate occasions and what's serum albumin?

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