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Can you tell me how kidney disease increase your blood pressure?

Hormones. The kidney aside from filtering the body also produces hormones and other substances that create red blood cells and regulate the tension of you arteries thus altering blood pressure. High blood pressure hurts the kidney, injured kidneys will alter vascular tone thus you pressure may increase as well. Read more...

What can cause a creatinine increase with a low blood pressure and no other signs or symptoms of kidney disease?

Creatinine andBP. Typically, fluid losses or blood losses will cause lower BP, and the lower BP will cause reduced kidney blood flow and thus creatinine rise. Over use of.certain meds will do the same thing. Fever and infection can do same. Cortisol deficiency can do same. . Read more...

Can kidney disease be reversed if your blood pressure is good and well under control?

Yes. Yes it can get better but it defenetly can stabilize. Read more...
Yes. Especially with diabetics, if you get blood pressures down to 115/75, it is very possible to improve kidney function. For instance, if a person has poor blood pressures and blood sugar contorl the amount of protien in the urine can be over 100 (should be less than 15). With control of pressures and sugars, this microalbumin can go back to normal. Read more...

Are high blood pressure and kidney disease related?

Very much. There is a strong link between kidney disease and high blood pressure. High blood pressure is the number 1 cause of kidney disease. Kidney disease in turn makes high blood pressure worse. It becomes a vicious cycle. Read more...
HBP/renal Dis. 31 from Palo Alto wants to know if HBP and kidney disease are related. YES!! The most common cause of kidney failure and dialysis is due to high blood pressure esp if you also have DM. K damage can cause high BP. If the kidney disease came first then that may be cause of HBP. If HBP came first then that may be cause of Kidney problem. Need more information. Most Drs here can't read your mind. Read more...

Which mechanism in kidney disease causes high blood pressure?

Salt, hormones. Kidney disease causes salt and water retention which contributes to high blood pressure.Certain hormones are activated in kidney disease which further increases the blood pressure. Read more...
Kidney disease - BP. The two principal mechanisms are salt retention by impaired kidneys and secretion of renin from injured / compromised macula densa islands. Renin activates angiotensin which is a potent vessel constrictor and salt retainer; so kidney disease generates hi BP and kidneys are harmed further by hi BP - - - thus kidneys are "victim" to HIBP and kidneys "are villains" _ generating hiBP ....... Read more...

What to do if I hear the people with kidney disease can get high blood pressure. How is this?

Kidney dz and HIBP. Injured or diseased kidneys retain sodium and secrete renin; renin activates angiotensin which elevates BP directly; high BP thus results from sodium retention and angiotensin excess; angiotensin constricts arteries which elevate BP directly. Read more...

Do you need to be on a special diet if you have stage three kidney disease. And my blood pressure is fine with medication, but I am anemic.

Anemia and stage 3. You don't need to be on a special diet with stage 3 chronic kidney disease. That will depend on your phosphorus level. What you do need is medicine (esa) to increase your hemoglobin (h). It's low as your body has no erythropoietin (e) so you are anemic. Esa injections will increase h and you will feel well. Due to a larger blood mass on esa, your BP goes up and you may need more meds for your bp. Read more...
Low sodium. Low sodium diets are essential to avoiding hypertension and may slow the loss of kidney function. A recent article suggests maintaining a low phosphorous level and there is data from the 1970's to support this. There a phosphorous restricted diet is reasonable as long as you are not already malnourished. Anemia is common with ckd. Check iron levels. Replace with oral or IV iron if low. Read more...

What is the critical blood pressure for patients with chronic kidney disease?

No one value . There is no one "critical" #. BP control in renal disease is critically important however. Talk to your physician for better understanding of this important issue & what the treatment goals are. Read more...
Best blood pressure. It depends on what is causing your ckd. Patients without diabetes should have their systolic BP < 140 mm hg. Those with diabetes should try to have a systolic of 130 mm hg. The lower your blood pressure, without symptoms of dizziness or weakness, the fewer complications one can expect to have. Discuss your particular case with your physician or have have him refer you to a nephrologist. Read more...