Common yet often unknown connection: High blood pressure and chronic kidney disease

Blood pressure and kidney disease often go hand in hand. In fact, high blood pressure, also called hypertension, can be both a cause and a complication of kidney disease. That’s why your physician closely monitors your blood pressure after chronic kidney disease has been diagnosed. One of the main issues of high blood pressure is that it typically causes no symptoms.

If left uncontrolled, over time high blood pressure can wear on the blood vessels in your body and reduce blood supply to organs such as the kidneys. If you are diagnosed with hypertension, it’s essential to follow the treatment plan set out by your doctor.

There is a lot you can do to take control of your health. Start by finding out more about the high blood pressure and kidney disease connection. Read on here.

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