Treatment for Hypertension Complications
Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, can lead to the development of many other health issues, including chronic kidney conditions. At Northeast Nephrology Consultants, Inc, we provide treatment for hypertension complications like chronic kidney disease and other kidney conditions to help keep these concerns in check. If you have hypertension that does not appear to get better with the help of medications or you’ve begun to experience other symptoms along with high blood pressure, we encourage you to reach out to our team. We can schedule an appointment where you’ll have time to discuss your concerns with a doctor and we’ll be able to diagnose the issue. Contact us today!
How Is Hypertension Linked to Kidney Complications?
The kidneys are made up of a vast network of filtering units called nephrons, which work to remove toxins from the blood. These nephrons are supplied with a dense network of blood vessels, through which a high volume of blood passes. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can cause these blood vessels around the kidneys to narrow, weaken, or harden over time. These damaged blood vessels are then unable to deliver enough blood to the kidneys, reducing the kidney’s ability to function normally. This can result in the inability of the kidney’s to properly filter the blood and remove toxins, as well as their ability to regulate the fluid, hormones, acids, and salts in the body. In addition, healthy kidneys play a role in regulating blood pressure. If the kidneys lose function due to high blood pressure, this can further add to worsening hypertension. It is a negative cycle that will continue if there is no intervention.
How Do I Know If I Have High Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure refers to the force of blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels as the blood is pumped through the body. When you have hypertension, or high blood pressure, it means this pressure is too high. It can be difficult to identify hypertension as many people do not show symptoms. So, the best way to know if you have high blood pressure is to check it regularly. If you have concerns about hypertension, be sure to visit a medical professional.
What Do I Do If I Have High Blood Pressure?
If you have high blood pressure, it’s important to take steps to control it. Our team can help you if you have hypertension that does not seem to be controlled with medication, as well as treat complications that arise due to hypertension. We may help you develop and implement a healthier lifestyle plan, like eating healthier meals, getting regular exercise, and limiting the amount of salt in your diet.
Contact Us for Hypertension Concerns
Please reach out to our team today for additional information about the treatments we provide to help combat hypertension complications. We can schedule an appointment where you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your concerns with a specialist who can get you on a healthier path. Contact us today for an appointment.