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Can Blood Pressure Medication For A Long Time Cause Kidney Failure

2016-02-16 10:28

Can Blood Pressure Medication For A Long Time Cause Kidney FailureMedications are a common cause of kidney damage, also known as nephrotoxicity. 20 percent of all episodes of acute kidney damage are due to medications. Because the kidneys are responsible for removing wastes from the blood, they can eliminate many drugs from the body. This makes them very susceptible to b damaged. Well, can blood pressure medications for a long time cause kidney failure?

Yes, blood pressure medications can cause kidney damage by slowing down the rate at which kidneys filter blood, in addition to decreasing blood flow to the kidneys. Medications for high blood pressure include angiotensin-converting enzyme, inhibitors lisinopril, ramipril, captopril and enalapril and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). Another group of blood pressure medications that can cause kidney damage are diuretics like hydrochlorothiazide, furosemide, bumetanide and torsemide. Kidney damage from diuretics results in a very low level of potassium in the blood while a high blood potassium is found in damage due to ACE inhibitors and ARBs.

What can you for kidney failure caused by blood pressure medications?

1. Diet changes

Cut back on sodium

You should not have more than 2,400milligrams of sodium each day.

Cut back on foods with high saturated fats and cholesterol

These foods can clog up your arteries and increase your risk for heart and blood vessel disease.

Limit carbohydrates in your diet

Carbohydrates should only account for 50 percent to 60 percent of daily calories. They are found in many foods like bread, rolls, rice, pasta, potatoes, corn, dried beans, fruits and fruit juice, milk and yogurt.

2. Repair your kidney damage and improve renal function

If kidney damage can be restored, high blood pressure can be managed from the root. In order to repair kidney damage, Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital recommends Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. This therapy is used externally not orally. You just need to lie on the bed to take this treatment. Through dilation of blood vessels, anti-inflammation, anti-coagulation, degradation of extracellular matrix, injured kidney tissues can be repaired to some extent and kidney function can also be improved as well. In this way, high blood pressure can be treated radically and naturally. More importantly, dialysis can be avoided.

Blood pressure medications for a long time can cause kidney damage. Besides, other medications like antibiotics, antiinflammatory drugs and heartburn prevention drugs, etc can all cause kidney damage. The radical treatment for high blood pressure in kidney failure is Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. If you want to learn detailed information, you can leave a message below or email kidneycares@hotmail.com. We will reply you as soon as possible.

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