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Hypertension and Kidney Disease



May 17th is World Hypertension Day!

Consider these general facts about hypertension:

  • Hypertension is the leading risk factor for disease burden worldwide.
  • Approximately 4 in 10 adults have raised blood pressure which often goes undiagnosed.
  • Healthy attitudes can help combat hypertension.

According to the National Kidney Foundation:

  • More than half the people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have high blood pressure.
  • High blood pressure increases the chance that kidney disease will get worse.
  • High blood pressure makes you more likely to develop heart disease.
  • Following your treatment plan carefully and keeping your blood pressure under control can help to prevent these complications.
  • Treatment for high blood pressure and CKD includes following a healthy diet, exercising and taking medications. Blood pressure should be controlled to less than 130/80 if you have CKD.

Tarrant Nephrology offers a Hypertension Specialty Clinic to help diagnose and treat uncontrolled hypertension in patients affected by kidney disease. Our hypertension specialists are certified by the American Society of Hypertension and offer a comprehensive approach to manage difficult to treat, resistant and secondary hypertension. Learn more

For more tips from the National Kidney Foundation, download the High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease guide.