Doctor explains how high blood pressure harms kidneys

Quite a lot of people suffer from hypertension. With high blood pressure, the heart has to work harder to pump blood. In this case, the person has blood pressure readings such as 130/80 or higher. In addition, hypertension can lead to the development of a number of diseases. DiscussA doctor explains how high blood pressure harms your kidneys© The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

According to Dr. Ivan Porter II, a nephrologist at the Mayo Clinic, high blood pressure can contribute to heart disease, stroke and other health problems. Including chronic kidney disease.

A doctor explains how high blood pressure harms your kidneys© Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain

A doctor warned that hypertension can cause weakened blood vessels in the kidneys and damage the kidneys. In addition, as chronic kidney disease progresses, many develop hypertension and vice versa.

One of the most important things you can do with chronic kidney disease is to control your blood pressure.

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