High Blood Pressure and Its Connection to Chronic Kidney Disease
There is a strong connection between high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease often leads to high blood pressure, and vice versa.
High blood pressure, especially over a long period of time, can harm kidneys and lead to chronic kidney disease (CKD). Failing kidneys can cause your blood pressure to go up, and elevated blood pressure can lead to/quicken kidney failure.
Here are some important things to keep in mind as you manage your health with these conditions:
- Damage to kidneys caused by high blood pressure worsens over time.
- High blood pressure damages the blood vessels in and around your kidneys.
- Controlling high blood pressure for the long term is one way to help slow the progression of chronic kidney disease.
So, what can you do? A lot!Talk to your nephrologist. Learn about the medications and lifestyle changes that can slow down the progression of chronic kidney disease. Do everything you can to enjoy a longer, healthier life. You deserve the best life possible