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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Could use your help docs! my creatine and bun is low in kidneys, may be caused by high blood pressure, what does this mean?
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 and needs to be given in combination. Care should be exercised for electrolyte disturbances while taking this medication alone or in combination. ...Read more
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?
Liver function : First of all do you drink lot of alcohol ? There should be a reason for abnormal liver function, if you have hepatits c ? The high blood preure may not be related to that. There may be different causes of high blood pressure, like smoking obesity or high stress or it could be essential hypertension.You have to be evaluated by a qualified physician. ...Read more
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?
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
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