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How do the kidney and vascular diseases contribute to hypertension?

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Dr. Bradley Thomas
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: Renin-Aldosterone

Entire medical books have been written on this mechanism of action.
Basically when the kidney has a blockage in the arteries leading to it it perceives a low blood pressure. Since the kidney has the ability to release a chemical signal that tells the body to increase blood pressure it does just that. The problem is is that blood pressure is increased throughout the entire body, not just the kidney, and can have adverse effects.

In brief: Renin-Aldosterone

Entire medical books have been written on this mechanism of action.
Basically when the kidney has a blockage in the arteries leading to it it perceives a low blood pressure. Since the kidney has the ability to release a chemical signal that tells the body to increase blood pressure it does just that. The problem is is that blood pressure is increased throughout the entire body, not just the kidney, and can have adverse effects.
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Dr. Bradley Thomas
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Renal artery stenosi

Renal artery stenosi can cause htn.

In brief: Renal artery stenosi

Renal artery stenosi can cause htn.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Other way

It is hypertension that causes these problems and of course if it is not controlled well it could may these disease worse.

In brief: Other way

It is hypertension that causes these problems and of course if it is not controlled well it could may these disease worse.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hormonal

The kidneys are a pivotal component of blood pressure control with multiple mechanisms that can elevate the blood pressure.
Disease of the kidneys themselves can induce release of hormones that raise the blood pressure. The arteries that feed the kidneys can have partial blockages that cause the kidneys to secrete hormones to raise the bp. Glands that are adjacent can also release BP hormones.

In brief: Hormonal

The kidneys are a pivotal component of blood pressure control with multiple mechanisms that can elevate the blood pressure.
Disease of the kidneys themselves can induce release of hormones that raise the blood pressure. The arteries that feed the kidneys can have partial blockages that cause the kidneys to secrete hormones to raise the bp. Glands that are adjacent can also release BP hormones.
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh
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