Hypertensive nephropathy is kidney dysfunction caused by persistent high blood pressure. This is a common form of renal disease and is a frequent cause of damage so severe that the patient requires renal dialysis to take over for failing kidneys. There are some measures available to prevent hypertensive nephropathy, or to address the damage early to improve quality of life for the patient. It may be necessary to visit a renal specialist to get a review of the most current and effective treatment options.
Patients at risk for hypertensive nephropathy are usually easy to identify. They have consistently high blood pressure and may experience other health problems in addition to kidney issues, because hypertension is also hard on the heart and lungs. Such patients may benefit from measures to reduce blood pressure, including diet and exercise modifications as well as medications to force the pressure down. If the patient doesn’t adhere to treatment or does not respond, the risk of complications like hypertensive nephropathy can increase.
1, Hypertension’s control by itself, the degree of controlment of hypertension is related with kidney disease, including IgA nephropathy.
2, Proteinuria, the more quantity of proteinuria is discharged, the more quickly slow down of glomerular filtration rate. But high blood pressure can speed it.
3, Patients’ kidney function, according to researches, if patients have had hypertension nephropathy already, even blood pressure is controlled in normal number, kidney function also decline rapidly.
4, Abnormal blood lipids, too high triglyceride or too low HDL have a relationship with hypertension nephropathy.