Hypertension can either be the cause or consequence of kidney damage. Uncontrolled hypertension will aggravate the kidney damage, and it is should be taken as serious. If you have mild controlled hypertension with kidney function 40%, should you be worried?
What does kidney function 40% mean?
In clinic, based on glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and creatinine levels, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is divided into five stages. If you just have 40% kidney function, you are at Stage 3b Chronic Kidney Disease with moderate kidney damage.
This condition is irreversible. Mild hypertension will aggravate the kidney health. Well then, how to control high blood pressure in kidney disease patients. Here is a general suggestion. Any questions, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message below.
Ways to control high blood pressure in kidney disease patients
● Making diet changes
First of all, you should maintain a low-sodium diet. Reduce your sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams (mg) a day or less. A lower sodium level—1,500 mg a day or less is recommended for people who are older than 50 and kidney disease patients.
Some salty foods like processed meat, canned vegetables and fast foods, etc should be avoided.
● Exercise regularly
Do exercise regularly at least 30 to 60 minutes for three or fours days of the week, can lower your blood pressure by 4 to 9 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
Even moderate activity for 10 minutes at a time, such as walking, swimming, Yoga, Tai Chi and light strength training, can help.
● Improve renal function
Since damaged kidneys cannot regular blood pressure, treatment for controlling hypertension should also include improving renal function. Are there any natural medicines or therapies? Yes, but what I want to recommend you to take are Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCMs) and our natural therapies innovated from TCM. We have almost 30 years of clinic practices in this field. If you want to know more about us and our treatments, please do not hesitate to contact us!