High blood pressure is a common symptom in patient with kidney disease, and patient with kidney disease may know that it is very important for him to control his blood pressure. What clinical effects would high blood pressure have on patient’s kidneys?
In fact, high blood pressure can cause severe damage to kidney. It can appear as a complication of kidney disease, and it can also appear as its cause.
High blood pressure can cause injury in many organs, like brain, heart, kidney, and it can cause severe damage to them. For the damage in kidney, it is called hypertensive nephropathy.
In normal condition, our blood vessels have a certain range of contractility, while for patient who has high blood pressure, his high blood pressure will impact vascular wall consistently, and may cause mechanical injury. Then blood fat will accumulate in the vascular wall easily, which can cause plaque in blood vessel and cause arteriosclerosis.
As we know, kidney function is completed by nephrons, and nephron consists of blood vessels. When arteriosclerosis caused by high blood pressure appears in the blood vessels of kidney, patient will have hypertensive nephropathy.
High blood pressure caused by kidney disease:
Patient with kidney disease often has high blood pressure, which can aggravate patient’s condition obviously if it has not been well controlled.
High blood in patient with kidney disease is mainly caused by two reasons. One is the retention of sodium and water, and the other is the excretion of renin.
For patient with kidney disease who has hypertension, high blood pressure will aggravate patient’s condition easily, and patient will always have a bad prognosis if he has high blood pressure. Patients who have high blood pressure occupy a large proportion in patients whose disease progresses into kidney failure
Thereby, high blood pressure is very dangerous for kidney health, no matter whether people have kidney disease or not.
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