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Which mechanism in kidney disease causes high blood pressure?

Which mechanism in kidney disease causes high blood pressure?

Kidney disease - BP: The two principal mechanisms are salt retention by impaired kidneys and secretion of renin from injured / compromised macula densa islands. Renin activates angiotensin which is a potent vessel constrictor and salt retainer; so kidney disease generates hi BP and kidneys are harmed further by hi BP - - - thus kidneys are "victim" to HIBP and kidneys "are villains" _ generating hiBP ....... ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Can low thyroid mask symptoms of high blood pressure caused by kidney disease? Is blood pressure of 170/150 a medical emergency?

Can low thyroid mask symptoms of high blood pressure caused by kidney disease? Is blood pressure of 170/150 a medical emergency?

BP of 170/150: Your blood pressure is significantly elevated and is, therefore, poorly controlled. Your hypothyroidism is not masking it. As a young woman, you need to speak to your physician (P) about either increasing your BP meds, from one to more agents and considering the fact that you have secondary hypertension (SH) and working up for that possibility. See you P for more help, as your P knows you best. ...Read more

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Is there a risk of kidney disease, taking any of the high blood pressure medications?

Is there a risk of kidney disease, taking any  of the high blood pressure medications?

BP med: Kidney disease is not induced by BP medication, unless an allergic reaction evolved. This is very rare. Lisinopril is a terrific BP lowering med; it preserves kidney tissue from hypertensive damage; lisinopril and other ACEI can result in a reduction in kidney function that is transient and is due to arterial disease in the kidney arteries; thus cautions accompany ACEI Rx and Docs must check lab ...Read more

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What is a good diet for someone with kidney disease, gout, and high blood pressure?

What is a good diet for someone with kidney disease, gout, and high blood pressure?

Low purine diet: There are diets that are specific for reducing uric acic. You can do a google search but basically you should avoid alcohol and organ meats such as liver kidney heart anchovies. ...Read more

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Is coreg (carvedilol) the drug of choice for high blood pressure in a person having kidney disease?

Is coreg (carvedilol) the drug of choice for high blood pressure in a person having kidney disease?

No: Although is a good BP agent for a patient with hypertension and/or heart disease, it would not be the best choice for someone who has kidney disease. A patient with kidney disease should be getting a medicine called an ace inhibitor like Lisinopril or an arb agent like Cozaar or diovan (valsartan). These agents help protect your kidneys from getting worse. ...Read more

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I have chronic kidney disease and High blood pressure. Is stir frying a good method to prepare my foods?

I have chronic kidney disease and High blood pressure. Is stir frying a good method to prepare my foods?

Diet and kidney dz: What you eat matters more than stir fry method, but using plant oil for the stir fry is healthier than saturated fats. Be sure your diet is low sodium, low phosphate, measured potassium, modest with meats, low in saturated fats. Check AAKP Nutrition Counter at AAKP.com. Stay below 800 mg phosphate, 2000 mg sodium, 2000 mg potassium, 50 gram protein per day. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more


Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more