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How to Live Longer with Hypertensive Nephropathy

2014-07-27 01:42

How to Live Longer with Hypertensive NephropathyOne’s life span is shortened seriously if he is diagnosed with Hypertensive Nephropathy in a young age. We all want to enjoy our beautiful life and love as longer as we should. However, for people living with Hypertensive Nephropathy, is there any chance for them to live a longer life? What can they do to live longer?

How is life span affected by Hypertensive Nephropathy?

Hypertensive Nephropathy is the kidney problem associated with years of hypertension. Kidney is a very important multiple-function organ which can help to purify blood, secrete necessary hormone, maintain electrolyte balance and produce urine. When kidney function is affected by persistent high blood pressure, kidneys fail to function properly, as a result, various discomforts like frequent urination and proteinuria are caused.

Besides, large amounts of toxins build up in the body when kidneys can not work as well as they did before. These toxins may damage any part of our organ, and cause various deadly complications like stroke and heart failure.

Tips to help Hypertensive Nephropathy patients live longer

To live longer with Hypertensive Nephropathy, patients should keep the following tips in mind:

1. Keep blood pressure in normal range: Many medicines like ACEI and ARBs can be used to achieve this goal, you need to choose the right medicine according to residual kidney function.

2. Reduce protein in urine: Proteinuria is a clinical manifestation of Hypertensive Nephropathy. Tight control of it slows down illness progression.

3. Improve kidney function: Dead kidney intrinsic cells can not be revived, but injured one can be repaired by activating them and increasing their self-curative ability. Kidney function can be improved by repairing these injured cells.

4. Arrange a kidney-friendly diet: Improper diet increase kidney burden and worsen kidney condition. Therefore, knowing what foods to eat and avoid is also necessary.

5. Mild physical exercise to increase immunity

6. Develop good and regular living habits and avoid smoking, drinking and staying up.

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