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Hypertensive Nephropathy Treatment

Hypertensive Nephropathy treatment

Hypertensive Nephropathy, also known as hypertensive nephrosclerosis, is a kidney disorder that result from high blood pressure. Antihypertensive drugs are the most common treatment for the disease. Besides, blood pressure control, you can do more than you think.

Antihypertensive drugs

For patients who have chronic hypertension and kidney disease, the antihypertensive drugs, such as angiotensin II receptor blocker and ACE inhibitor are utilized to control the blood pressure.

Elevated blood pressure is the root cause of kidney damages. Antihypertensive Drugs helps alleviate the symptoms and prevent the kidneys from further damages.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine has a more than 2500-year-history, which treats the symptoms and resulting medical problems caused by insufficient blood flow to the brain and other organs. TCM helps widen your blood vessels, so as to lower the blood pressure. Meantime, some herbs aim at repairing the damaged blood vessels and kidney tissues.

TCM has various forms, such as Chinese herbs, Osmotherapy, medicated bath, acupuncture etc.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is very popular in China currently, which has the similar functions of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is designed on the basis of TCM, but it surpasses the traditional medicine in shortening the treatment course and lowering the side effects.

Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is a systemic treatment which consists of several parts, that is, evaluating medical condition, cleaning out the toxins in the blood, blocking the kidney inflammation, improving kidney functions and rebuilding the immune system.

One thing should be pointed here is that more than 95% of kidney disease is associated with abnormal immune system. And so dose the hypertensive nephropathy. This is why immunotherapy is suggested for kidney disease patients.

Dialysis

Dialysis is suggested when hypertensive nephropathy develops kidney failure in which the kidneys cannot work properly to remove the toxins in the blood.

Dialysis works to filter the small sized toxins out of the blood. These waste products include BUN, serum creatinine, urea etc. If your condition is serious, only dialysis may be not enough. Hemoperfusion, hemofiltration and CRRT may be ordered.

Kidney Transplant

Kidney Transplant is a medical procedure which uses a donated kidney to replace the failed ones to improve kidney functions. Before and after the surgery, the blood pressure control will be a very important part. If it fails, hypertensive nephropathy may come back.

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Hypertensive Nephropathy Symptoms

Hypertensive Nephropathy is a common disease of the majority of middle-aged hypertensive nephropathy. In clinic, the symptoms vary from person to person. And here is an overview of hypertensive nephropathy symptoms.

- change in mental status, such as restlessness, sleepiness, fatigue, confusion, decreased ability to concentrate etc.

Hypertensive Nephropathy symptoms

- recurrent cough, cold, infections

- chronic high blood pressure

- weakness of the arm, legs, face, or other areas

- reduced urine and frequent urination at night

- chest pain

- dizziness and headache

- protein in urine, blood in urine

- back pain

Symptoms help your doctor to make a final diagnosis. If you have two or more symptoms above, you are suggested to talk with your doctor about your symptoms in details.

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Hypertensive Nephropathy Basic

Hypertensive Nephropathy basics

Hypertensive Nephropathy is a medical condition in which chronic high blood pressure causes kidney damages.

Cause

As the name suggests, hypertensive nephropathy is caused by high blood pressure. Why hypertension harms kidneys? Blood pressure means the force of blood against the walls of the blood vessels. Extra fluid in the body or the narrowed blood vessel will raise the blood pressure.

Chronic high blood pressure causes the heart working harder. Overtime, it damages the blood vessels throughout the body. Once the kidney blood capillary vessels are involved, kidney disease appears.

Types

There are 2 types of hypertensive nephropathy, namely benign nephrosclerosis and malignant nephrosclerosis. Benign nephrosclerosis is most present in people over 60 years old while the rare malignant nephrosclerosis occurs only in 1 to 5 percent of people with hypertension.

Malignant nephrosclerosis only occurs in a case of hypertension with diastolic blood pressure exceeding 130mm Hg. This is present in patients that already have an existing kidney disease that developed into malignant hypertension

Risk factors

Some factors increase the risk to develop the hypertensive nephropathy as follows.

- hypertension

- diabetes mellitus

- people of color

- pre-existing hypertension

- pre-existing renal disease

- male gender

Prognosis

The prognosis is different between benign nephrosclerosis and malignant nephrosclerosis.

The former one rarely leads to renal failure. Patients who develop this condition will have decreased renal reserve and may not cope very well with acute illness and surgical procedures.

The latter one usually leads to a poor prognosis. According to a research, 75% of patients are able to survive more than 5 years from the onset of the disease.

Hypertensive nephropathy is preventable, just like most other diseases, if you manage healthy lifestyle and take right treatments.

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Hypertensive Nephropathy Diet

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Diet

Potassium food can be taken by high blood pressure patients for it helps to prevent and control the blood pressure. You can find enough potassium in vegetables, fruits, dairy food, fish etc.

Hypertensive nephropathy patients also are suggested to take magnesium foods, including green leafy vegetables, dry peas, beans and nuts.

You should take enough calcium food. Good sources of calcium food include cheese, yogurt, milk.

Some studies suggest that fish oil may have a modest effect on high blood pressure for it contain both EPA and DHA.

Some foods harmful for your medical condition, which should be avoided, such as salty food, alcohol, fats, cola and caffeine-related drinks and foods.

Exercise

- Breathe deeply. Qigong, tai chi, yoga helps your breath deeply and try 5~10 minutes in the morning and at night.

- Walking. Walking helps the heart use oxygen more efficiently, so it doesn't work as hard to pump blood.

- Stretching. Stretching helps slow lengthening of the muscles which prepare the muscles for activity and prevent injury and muscle strain.

Other suggestions

- Be a smart shopper. Before you go supermarket, make a shopping list so as to avoid buying some foods that are bad for your health.

- Cut yourself some slack. It's OK to treat yourself occasionally to foods you wouldn't find on a DASH diet menu, such as a candy bar or mashed potatoes with gravy.

- Listen to relaxed music. The right tunes can help bring down your blood pressure a bit more than medications and lifestyle changes.

Exercise is good way to treat your hypertensive nephropathy, especially when you take a well-managed diet.

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