Please explain why is renal hypertension so dangerous?

Causes kidney failur. If untreated over the long-term, it is so dangerous because it causes renal failure. Patients with renal failure may need dialysis.
Kidney failure. Generally speaking, renal hypertension results in stiffening of the arteries within the kidney, and a subsequent decrease in overall blood flows the kidneys try to protect themselves from this high pressure. Over the course of time, this results in gradual progressive kidney damage up until the point where eventually, the kidneys fail entirely and dialysis or transplant is required.

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Is there a way to be easily tested for renal hypertension as a possible cause of secondary HTN? Why is it such an involved procedure?

Secondary htn. There are many possible causes of secondary hypertension and your physician has come to the conclusion that you most likely have renal artery stenosis. The imaging to diagnose this condition is fairly involved but will give your physician a definitive answer. It is very important to diagnose this condition as it can help with blood pressure management in the long term. Read more...
Renal HTN testing. Many causes of renal HTN. First test is to measure renal function. Next measure you dietary intake for Na and K. High Na is major cause or HTN with decreased renal function. Best way is to do 24 hr urine Na and K. Next need renal imaging to see if one kidney bigger than other. Finally if HTN need renal arteriogram. So work with your team. I specialize in this an happy to give 2nd opinion. Read more...
Screening? You can be screen for renal hypertension using an Ultrasound study with doppler to evaluate artery flows and renal artery stenosis. This test is easily done in most hospitals with no pain and no preparation. Read more...

Renal hypertension is a form of secondary hypertension. Right?

Yes. Many renal diseases, e.g., renal artery stenosis, chronic pyelo- or glomerulo- nephritis, radiation injury and some tumors can cause hypertension. Read more...
Renal HTN. 49 M from Philly asks: Rebeccal asked: Renal hypertension is a form of secondary hypertension. Right? ANS: no it is a broad term that includes the many causes of high blood pressure due to renal disease. I specialize in this and happy to help you clarify what you have. Happy to help narrow it down. Do a 2nd opinion with me now. Read more...

How does severe renal hypertension affect someone's quality of life?

Refractory HBP. A stenotic renal artery may cause very severe high blood pressure that is unresponsive to multiple blood pressure meds. The stenosis may need to be relieved with stenting or bypass surgery, or in some cases, nephrectomy. Read more...
Renal HTN QOL. 36 asks how does severe renal HTN affect one's quality of life (QOL)? I assume you are talking about high blood pressure caused by renal failure. As a major way to control this type of BP one must restrict salt if you like salt this is a problem. Other meds for HTN can affect QOL. Stroke, heart failure and heart disease are likely things down the line that will impact QOL. Get BP to goal to avoid. Read more...

Renal hypertension is different from regular high blood pressure?

Specifies cause. The kidneys are integral to the control of blood pressure. This is why kidney (renal) diseases involving the kidneys themselves or the blood vessels feeding the kidneys can cause hypertension. When your doctor identifies the kidneys as the culprit, he may refer to it as renal hypertension. There are many other causes of high blood pressure, & optimal treatment may depend on the cause. See your md. Read more...
Renal HBP. Renal hypertension is different from regular high blood pressure? ANS: Yes. Reg means we do not know what causes it. But most likely is due to eating too much salt. Can be major cause of HBP if kidneys damaged as well. Specialize in this and happy to to online 2nd opinion. Renal Hypertension is a very broad term. Need to know more. Read more...

Hi. I am 21. I've renal hypertension. My creatinine level normally stays at 2.1. I'm having frequent mood swings, could it be 'cause of creatinine?

Kidney damage. A creatinine of 2.1 indicates kidney damage, may be from hypertension. Mood swings, while important, you need to see your doctor for effective treatment of hypertension and other issues to prevent further kidney damage. Read more...