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Are chronic hypertension patients regularly tested for kidney failure?
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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Kidney failure
In well controlled hypertension patients we usually watch kidney function at least once a year if not more frequently.
If there is evidence of early kidney damage then that frequency might be more often. A blood test or a urine test will give us a good idea how the kidneys are functioning.

In brief: Kidney failure
In well controlled hypertension patients we usually watch kidney function at least once a year if not more frequently.
If there is evidence of early kidney damage then that frequency might be more often. A blood test or a urine test will give us a good idea how the kidneys are functioning.
Dr. Vance Harris
Dr. Vance Harris
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Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
In brief: Yes
Yes.They should be tested for kidney disease as hypertension is one the leading causes of kidney failure world wide

In brief: Yes
Yes.They should be tested for kidney disease as hypertension is one the leading causes of kidney failure world wide
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
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Dr. Jason Cogdill
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
In brief: Health screening
Most physicians following the same guidelines when it comes to health screening.
A patient with high blood pressure would be checked for diabetes, elevated cholesterol, and kidney dysfunction from time to time. The testing is a simple blood and urine test.

In brief: Health screening
Most physicians following the same guidelines when it comes to health screening.
A patient with high blood pressure would be checked for diabetes, elevated cholesterol, and kidney dysfunction from time to time. The testing is a simple blood and urine test.
Dr. Jason Cogdill
Dr. Jason Cogdill
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