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Symptoms Of Nephrosclerosis
Hypertensive nephrosclerosis refers to damage to the kidneys caused by high b.p. Persistent hypertension can cause glomerulosclerosis where the filtering units of the kidney are progressively destroyed to the point where they resemble homgenized balls mircoscopically. Sclerosis literally means hardening.
The kidneys regulate bp via elaboration of hormones and regulation of salt & volume. ...Read more
Progression speed: Terminology is based on both - findings under microscope (e.g., as a result of kidney biopsy, which is not done frequently for hypertension) and progression rate. Generally, malignant nephrosclerosis is diagnosed when decline of the renal function is fast and there is significant amount of protein in the urine. Age, race, genetics, previous history of the uncontrolled blood pressure play role ...Read more
Kidney failure: The term hypertensive nephrosclerosis has traditionally been used to describe a clinical syndrome characterized by long-term essential hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy, minimal proteinuria, and progressive renal insufficiency. All of these are signs of poorly treated hypertension. If BP is not well controlled, end stage organ damage, heart, kidney and brain damage will occur. ...Read more