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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...

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...

Help docs! My daughter has one kidney and high blood pressure. Is this dangerous?

One kidney and hbp. Your daughter can live well with one kidney, as all kidney donors do. Her BP is a problem that needs to be treated, as she can develop chronic kidney disease or kidney failure if it is not . If she is a teenager, have her physician check her for causes of secondary hypertension, such as a renal artery stenosis or a conn's syndrome, among others causing her BP to be elevated. Good luck. Read more...