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Does high blood pressure affect my kidneys function?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The third most common cause of kidney failure is hypertensive nephrosclerosis, a process of damage to the kidneys related to long standing uncontrolled high blood pressure.

In brief: Yes

The third most common cause of kidney failure is hypertensive nephrosclerosis, a process of damage to the kidneys related to long standing uncontrolled high blood pressure.
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. James Underberg
Internal Medicine
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In brief: BP and Kidneys

Yes high blood pressure can cause chronic kidney disease (ckd).
Patients with ckd are at increased risk for heart attack and stroke , hence for those patients with both high blood pressure and ckd we target a lower blood pressure goal of 130/80 mmhg instead of 140/90 mmhg. The diagnosis of ckd can be made by a blood test or by finding an abnormal amount of protein in the urine.

In brief: BP and Kidneys

Yes high blood pressure can cause chronic kidney disease (ckd).
Patients with ckd are at increased risk for heart attack and stroke , hence for those patients with both high blood pressure and ckd we target a lower blood pressure goal of 130/80 mmhg instead of 140/90 mmhg. The diagnosis of ckd can be made by a blood test or by finding an abnormal amount of protein in the urine.
Dr. James Underberg
Dr. James Underberg
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Dr. Jason Campbell
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Elevated blood pressure can damage the functioning of the kidneys as the kidneys sit just off of the abdominal aorta (large artery that carries oxygenated blood away from the heart).
High blood pressure will damage the ability for the kidney to filter the blood, the kidneys main function, and thus cause problems. Also, elevated blood pressure can be a result of narrowing of the renal arteries.

In brief: Yes

Elevated blood pressure can damage the functioning of the kidneys as the kidneys sit just off of the abdominal aorta (large artery that carries oxygenated blood away from the heart).
High blood pressure will damage the ability for the kidney to filter the blood, the kidneys main function, and thus cause problems. Also, elevated blood pressure can be a result of narrowing of the renal arteries.
Dr. Jason Campbell
Dr. Jason Campbell
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Absolutely! high blood pressure is one of the two most common causes (the other being diabetes) of kidney failure.
That is one reason it is important to keep your blood pressure under control.

In brief: Yes

Absolutely! high blood pressure is one of the two most common causes (the other being diabetes) of kidney failure.
That is one reason it is important to keep your blood pressure under control.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Theodore Caspe
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

High blood pressure definitely can affect kidney function.
Changes to the kidney are slow and progressive. Most of the time you have no symptoms. That is why an annual physical is always a good idea to see if your BP is going up and having some blood tests to determine the status of your vital organs.

In brief: Yes

High blood pressure definitely can affect kidney function.
Changes to the kidney are slow and progressive. Most of the time you have no symptoms. That is why an annual physical is always a good idea to see if your BP is going up and having some blood tests to determine the status of your vital organs.
Dr. Theodore Caspe
Dr. Theodore Caspe
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine

In brief: If it is not control

Uncontolled high blood pressure can stress the kidneys and lead to renal failure.

In brief: If it is not control

Uncontolled high blood pressure can stress the kidneys and lead to renal failure.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Yes

High blood pressure is one of the leading diseases that damage 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.

In brief: Yes

High blood pressure is one of the leading diseases that damage 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.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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