Hypertensive Nephropathy Treatment

You may know high blood pressure and also chronic kidney disease, but when referring to Hypertensive Nephropathy, you may be not familiar. Hypertensive Nephropathy can cause severe kidney damage. How to protect kidneys from being damaged?

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How to Protect Your Kidneys from Being Damaged by Hypertensive Nephropathy

2017-06-21 03:37

How to Protect Your Kidneys from Being Damaged by Hypertensive NephropathyYou may know high blood pressure and also chronic kidney disease, but when referring to Hypertensive Nephropathy, you may be not familiar. Hypertensive Nephropathy can cause severe kidney damage. How to protect your kidneys from being damaged? Go on reading to learn more information.

Hypertensive Nephropathy is caused by primary high blood pressure. And it is common to see among patients with 5-10 years of high blood pressure. Therefore, importance should be attached if you have years of hypertension.

Dangers of Hypertensive Nephropathy to kidneys

High blood pressure can elevate blood pressure in blood vessels so as to oppress protein in blood vessels into urine. Protein leakage can cause damage to kidney filtration function. If you can not control blood pressure well, protein leakage will increase, leading to kidney damage.

The early symptom of Hypertensive Nephropathy is frequent urination at night. It means renal tubule goes wrong. And you also have microalbuminuria (20mg/L-200mg/L). With the progression of disease, it may develop to proteinuria, which means that glomeruli are injured. Few patients develop to kidney failure, while most patients have kidney function impairment more or less.

How to control blood pressure?

Kidney patients should control blood pressure under 130/80mmHg, and reduce proteinuria as much as possible. As different patients have different medical condition, you should reduce your blood pressure according to your condition. Do not over reduce it. Over reduction of hypertension can put extra stress on heart and kidney. Actually you can protect your kidneys and control blood pressure from the following two aspects.

1 Follow a balanced diet

Salt intake can affect your blood pressure greatly, so you had better control salt intake into 5g. And it is better for you to eat more fresh vegetables and fruits, such as celery, cabbage, carrot, tomato, pumpkin, eggplant, cucumber, etc.

2 Medical treatment

-Diuretics, such as HCTZ. It is mainly used by old patients whose DBP is not high, but SBP is higher than the normal range, or patients with heart failure, or pregnant women. However, if you have hyperuricemia or gout, you should stay away from this kind of medication.

- β-blocker such as metoprolol. It is used by patients with high blood pressure accompanied by angina, heart failure and myocardial infarction. But if you have asthma or vascular disease expect cardiovascular disease, you should avoid it.

-Calcium channel blockers, such as Levamlodipine tablets and amlodipine besylate tablet. They are long acting antihypertensive, which can stabilize your blood pressure for 24h. If you are allergic to DHP or amlodipine, you had better not use them.

-ACEI or ARB. It can be used by patients who have insulin resistance, diabetes, left heart insufficiency, heart failure and myocardial infarction. They can help you stop the progression of kidney disease, but pregnant women should avoid them.

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