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Intensive lowering linked to kidney disease

September 11, 2017 7:26 PM
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Intensive lowering linked to kidney disease

However experts have revealed if people lower their blood pressure reading too intensively it could increase the risk of developing another condition.

Lowering blood pressure too intensively is associated with an increase risk of chronic kidney disease, scientists have found.

Chronic kidney disease is a long-term condition which means the organs are not working as well as they should.

It is a general term which means the kidneys are damaged or are not functioning properly.

Kidney Care UK said one in eight people in the UK will develop kidney disease.

If blood pressure is too high it can put additional strain on blood vessels and persistent high blood pressure can increase the risk of heart disease and heart failure.

The kidneys depend on good circulation - filtering waste and fluid from the blood.

If the blood vessels are damaged, nephrons which filter blood don’t receive the oxygen they need to function well.

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