How Does High Blood Pressure Hurt the Kidneys?

Q:
My blood pressure is a little bit high and I have the heart disease for almost 7 years. And my doctor recently warned me of a lot of complications that are horrible. So is the hypertensive heart renal disease serious? Is it benign?
A:
At first, the heart disease is not like a tumor. We don’t define it as benign or not.

As for the renal disease, high blood pressure is harmful to your blood vessels in the kidneys, making it hard to remove wastes and extra fluid out, raising your blood pressure even more. This is a vicious circle.

Also, high blood pressure is likely to cause kidney failure. Once it happens, you will need a kidney transplant or dialysis. There are more than 25,000 new cases of kidney failure in the United States every year.

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