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Are there complications with hypertension and kidney failure?

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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes if Uncontrolled

Hypertension and kidney failure can be linked together making it difficult to determine which came first in many people.
But if you have both, the treatment remains the same regardless of which came first. It is very important to keep the blood pressure in a normal to low range to protect all organs and blood vessels. Exercise, salt avoidance, weight control and medications to lower BP are all key.

In brief: Yes if Uncontrolled

Hypertension and kidney failure can be linked together making it difficult to determine which came first in many people.
But if you have both, the treatment remains the same regardless of which came first. It is very important to keep the blood pressure in a normal to low range to protect all organs and blood vessels. Exercise, salt avoidance, weight control and medications to lower BP are all key.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Heart disease

Any individuals with hypertension and kidney failure are at increased risk for heart disease.
These two medical conditions must be controlled with regular doctor visits, concentration on low salt and low potassium diet as well weight control. Also, these two medical conditions increase your risk of stroke, peripheral arterial disease and erectile dysfunction.

In brief: Heart disease

Any individuals with hypertension and kidney failure are at increased risk for heart disease.
These two medical conditions must be controlled with regular doctor visits, concentration on low salt and low potassium diet as well weight control. Also, these two medical conditions increase your risk of stroke, peripheral arterial disease and erectile dysfunction.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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