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Leading Cause for Kidney Failure: Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

2012-10-28 15:54

Both Diabetes and high blood pressure can cause kidney failure, known as “Diabetic Nephropathy” or “Hypertensive Nephropathy”. Read on and find more about this topic.

Diabetic Nephropathy

Diabetes is leading cause of kidney failure, because the high blood sugar levels. Kidneys work to filter the blood overall the body. High blood sugar levels will make the kidneys overwork. Overtime, diabetes leads to kidney damage.

How to prevent diabetic nephropathy?

Early found of kidney damage is the key to avoid diabetic kidney problem. Some special tests help find the sign of diabetic risk for kidneys, such as blood lipid tests, Kidney damage tests and blood lipid tests (click here for more info about the special test).连接

Hypertensive Nephropathy

Blood pressure is the force of blood to the blood wall. If your blood pressure keeps high over time, it always forces the heart to pump and overwork. Heart pumps blood to supply various organs, including the kidneys. Thereby, once overworked heart is worn out, the kidneys will stay in shortness of blood, causing unfunctioned kidneys. This is how high blood pressure causes Kidney Failure.

The normal blood pressure is within 120/80mmHg. Not only hypertension causes kidney failure, but also kidney failure worsens high blood pressure. Kidneys excrete some chemical substances which helps regulate the blood pressure. Once kidneys cannot work normally, the high blood pressure will aggravate rapidly.

Hypertension and kidney failure are a pair of vicious circle. Therefore, it is very important for the patients to control by doing losing weight, eating less salt and getting regular exercise.

Hypertension and diabetes are leading cause for kidney failure. Each person with diabetes or hypertension are suggested to monitor their kidney function regularly and decrease the risk by diet, exercise and treatment.

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