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Does high blood pressure affect my kidneys function?

Does high blood pressure affect my kidneys function?

Absolutely: The kidneys are one of the primary managers of blood pressure. When they are overwhelmed by continuously high blood pressure, eventually their function begins to decline. Renal failure can be one of the first manifestations of persistently uncontrolled severe high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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Does high blood pressure affect my kidneys?

Does high blood pressure affect my kidneys?

Yes.: High blood pressure is one of the leading diseases that can damage your the kidneys. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to chronic kidney disease and eventually dialysis. However if your blood pressure is well controlled, your kidney will not be damaged. ...Read more

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Why does high blood pressure ruin your kidneys?

Why does high blood pressure ruin your kidneys?

Kidneys are delicate: The kidneys filter all of your blood 24 hours a day. In order to filter the blood, they have a very delicate system of membranes and tissues to keep the good stuff in and let the bad stuff go out. When your blood pressure is always high, it puts a lot of stress on these delicate parts. The kidneys then respond by trying to thicken up the membranes, which causes problems filtering blood. ...Read more

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Is metolazone for kidneys or high blood pressure?

Is metolazone for kidneys or high blood pressure?

See below: Metolazone is a weak diuretic or "water pill" or more correctly eliminates salt from your body.Salt retention by kidneys can cause high blood presssure.This medication works best with Furosemide or Lasix (furosemide) and needs to be given in combination. Care should be exercised for electrolyte disturbances while taking this medication alone or in combination. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my creatine and bun is low in kidneys, may be caused by high blood pressure, what does this mean?

Could use your help docs! my creatine and bun is low in kidneys, may be caused by high blood pressure, what does this mean?

Kidney: When the kidneys are not functioning normally, the creatinine and BUN levels rise in the blood. They also can slowly rise a bit with aging. They are a rough indicator of the state of renal function. ...Read more

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Should cardiologist check kidney function with high blood pressure?

Should cardiologist check kidney function with high blood pressure?

Yes: The two are closely related on a number of levels. You've got the right idea. It will also enable them to better pick the meds to treat your hypertension. ...Read more

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Ii do not have high blood pressure diabetis why would my blood work show abnormal kidney function and that II should be retested in a month?

Ii  do not have high blood pressure diabetis why would my blood work show abnormal kidney function and that II should be retested in a month?

Many reasons: There are many reasons for decreased renal function besides hypertension and diabetes. Your doctor can explain if fully, but some meds will cause problems and other conditions may be present. ...Read more

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Recently, my mom has been told by her doctor that she has high blood pressure. She gets really sleepy a lot and she can't really function. I'm worried?

This may be more : Than blood pressure. See if you can get her to return to her doctor for evaluation of her medications, doses, and other possible causes for her tiredness. Thanks for looking out for her! ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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. James Krick
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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