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Hypertensive Nephropathy: Kidney Disease Caused by Hypertension

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2012-10-12 11:29

Hypertensive Nephropathy: Kidney Disease Caused by HypertensionHypertensive Nephropathy refers to kidney damage caused by persistent elevated blood pressure. With the progression of Hypertensive Nephropathy, patients have increased risk of kidney disease and heart problem.

How does hypertension lead to Kidney Disease?

Hypertension is a kind of chronic condition which can slowly destroy the kidneys. Since our kidneys have strong capability of compensatory, most people have no discomfort and don't notice the problem at early stage.

Each kidney is consisted of millions of tiny blood vessels called glomeruli. They can take effect to filter the wastes and extra fluid from the blood stream. However, for persons with long-term high blood pressure, there is great pressure in blood vessels and such pressure will push many useful substances through the wall of blood vessels. Consequently, proteinuria or blood in the urine appear. Over time, more and more glomeruli will be damaged.

In the initial stage, people only have protein or blood in the urine. Many people even have no idea about this disease for it causes no pain. As more and more damages are caused, people with lose more glomeruli and kidney function. As a result, wastes in the body cannot be eliminated and build up within the body, thus eventually lead to serious symptoms such as swelling, more severe high blood pressure, vomiting, weakness, heart disease and so forth. Usually, patients will develop into Kidney Failure when there are overt symptoms.

How to prevent hypertension developing into Kidney Disease?

● Control your blood pressure in normal range

● Monitor your blood pressure regularly

● Mange a well diet plan

People also need to adopt treatment for both high blood pressure and prevent or treat their kidney disease. If you need any help about treatment for Hypertensive Nephropathy, feel free to leave a message in the below or Email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com .

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