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Is it true that kidney diseases result from hypertension?

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Kidney dz and HIBP

Absolutely yes; 30 percent of persons needing dialysis have had hypertension as their cause of kidney failure; high bp damages arteries and the glomerular structures, and thereby promote secretion of renin, which activates angiotensin; angiotensin elevates BP further; and further damages kidney -- vicious cycle;

In brief: Kidney dz and HIBP

Absolutely yes; 30 percent of persons needing dialysis have had hypertension as their cause of kidney failure; high bp damages arteries and the glomerular structures, and thereby promote secretion of renin, which activates angiotensin; angiotensin elevates BP further; and further damages kidney -- vicious cycle;
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

Hypertension is one one most common causes of kidney disease worldwide and especially in the United States.
The duration and severity of hypertension contribute to the likelihood of developing kidney disease.

In brief: Possibly

Hypertension is one one most common causes of kidney disease worldwide and especially in the United States.
The duration and severity of hypertension contribute to the likelihood of developing kidney disease.
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
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Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Many different causes of kidney disease.
Uncontrolled hypertension can harm kidney however and other organs.

In brief: No

Many different causes of kidney disease.
Uncontrolled hypertension can harm kidney however and other organs.
Dr. Mary Efremov
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