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Can Low Blood Pressure Be Caused By Kidney Problem

2014-07-17 01:59

Can Low Blood Pressure Be Caused By Kidney ProblemCan low blood pressure be caused by kidney problem? Low blood pressure rarely occurs in kidney disease. But if you happen to a patient with low blood pressure, you should know what can lead to low blood pressure in kidney disease.

Kidneys and blood pressure

Kidneys are important organs which serve the important function of removing wastes out of the blood while maintaining its volume. Every day the kidneys filter 200 quarts of blood. As the blood flows through structures in the kidneys called nephrons, waste products and extra water are discharged out. Nephrons impact blood pressure by controlling the volume of blood in the body.

Kidney problem

If your kidneys are diseased or damaged, especially if you have glomerular disease, they cannot return the proper amount of water and solutes back to the blood stream. In addition, disease may affect the kidneys ability to produce and release the right amount of renin, resulting in low or high blood pressure.

What causes low blood pressure in kidney disease?


In severe cases, dialysis may be used in kidney disease. Low blood pressure may be a complication of dialysis. During dialysis, too much body weight gain can increase ultrafiltration and reduce blood volume as well as cause low blood pressure.

Antihypertensive drugs

High blood pressure is a common complication of kidney disease. In order to treat high blood pressure, anti-hypertensive drugs are prescribed for patients. But if you take over intake of these drugs. Blood pressure may be lower than the normal levels, thus low blood pressure occurs.

In summary, kidney disease can cause either high or low blood pressure. you should take care of it carefully.

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