Hypertension is a condition when your blood pressure is recorded consistently at the level of 140/90 mmHg or higher. Most of the time, hypertension does not show any symptoms. The problem is that Hypertension is not just a cause of kidney disease, but it’s also a result of damage created by the kidney disease. High blood pressure makes your heart work harder and damages your blood vessels. As the blood vessels in your heart become damaged, they lose their effectiveness in screening the wastes from your body. This increases the fluids in your body and increases your blood pressure even more.
What are the symptoms of Hypertensive Nephropathy?
In the early stage of Hypertensive Nephropathy, increased nocturnal enuresis usually is the typical symptom. Long-term high blood pressure causes renal arteriole damage which will give rise to urine concentration dysfunction of renal tubule. As a result, frequent urination appears. For these patients, they usually have to get up in the night to urinate for at least two to three times. At that time, if patients do urine routine test, micro-albumin will be found in the urine.
Foamy urine also is one of the early symptoms and it means there are a lot of protein in patients urine
Changed urine color
For patients with Hypertensive Nephropathy, their urine usually appears to be dark brown, water where flesh is washed and cloudy.
Urine output too much or too less
For healthy people, the average urine volume is 1500 milliliter and four to eight times a day. If people have sharp increase or decrease of urine volume without fever, sweating and excessively drinking, then they should go to hospital to do examination, so as to find out whether there is renal damage.
Patients with Hypertensive Nephropathy usually have swelling in their face and around their eyes in the morning. Besides, after they have a good rest, swelling will disappear. Moreover, patients with serious this disease, then swelling may appear in their lower limbs, lumbosacral portion and inner ankles.
Once people have causeless backache, they should go to hospital to exam their kidneys.