One kind of kidney disease caused by high blood pressure is called Hypertensive Nephropathy. If this Chronic Kidney Disease develops into stage 5, what can be done? Here is a guidance for general patients. As for your own condition, you are suggested to email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message below.
CKD Stage 5 patients with high blood pressure should limit the intake of sodium. The recommended amount is not more than 2 grams each day. High sodium levels in the blood will aggravate high blood pressure as well as swelling.
Therefore, salty foods like processed meat, canned soups and fast foods should be avoided. Taking enough water and fresh vegetables and fruits, such as red bell pepper, cabbage, garlic, cranberry, apple cider vinegar, etc.
Since high blood pressure is the cause of kidney damaged, medicines are very necessary to control blood pressure levels. ACEIs (Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors) or ARBs (Angiotensin Receptor Blockers) are commonly used. This kind of medicine also show effect on reducing protein leakage in urine (proteinuria). In addition, they are reported to safe for kidneys.
Dialysis is always recommended for Kidney Failure patients. It does some kidney function to filter waste and excess fluid inside the body, relieving some symptoms. It indeed is helpful prolong Hypertensive Nephropathy patient’s lifespan.
Traditional Chinese herbs
Unlike over-the-counter medicines and dialysis, traditional Chinese herbs can treat Hypertensive Nephropathy from the root. The main effect of traditional Chinese medicines is to improve blood circulation by expanding blood vessels, reducing inflammation and degrading extracellular matrixes. Then, kidneys can get enough blood volume and oxygen to repair the damaged renal tissues. As long as kidney function can be improved, kidneys can function normally to filter blood wastes, remove excess fluid, regulate blood pressure and maintain electrolyte balance.
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