Symptoms of CKD Secondary to Hypertensive Nephrosclerosis2013-02-14 16:41
Associated with chronic hypertension and renal artery disease, Hypertensive Nephrosclerosis is more likely to cause kidney damage and then Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) happens. Knowing symptoms of CKD secondary to Hypertensive Nephrosclerosis is able to help patients accept treatments timely. The following is a detailed explanation.
◆ High blood pressure
Due to perennial high blood pressure, Hypertensive Nephrosclerosis is divided into two types: benign and malignant. It shows moderate high blood pressure when patients have benign type, while blood pressure will rise rapidly (diastolic pressure is usually above 140mmHg). If left uncontrolled, high blood pressure will impair kidney and then cause renal insufficiency that is CKD secondary to Hypertensive Nephrosclerosis. ARB and ACEI are preferable for these patients to lower high blood pressure.
The more protein leaks, the heavier kidney function loss. When kidney function is impaired by Hypertensive Nephrosclerosis, protein will leak from kidney and discharge from the body access urinary tract. What’s more, proteinuria in turn can cause further kidney damage. Therefore, alleviate proteinuria is very important to the whole treatment. Besides steroids, some herbal remedies with fewer side effects are able to treat proteinuria.
◆ Urinate more
When the person’s kidney function is damaged, his urine concentration function will also diminish. At that moment, he will urinate more or get up at night to go to the bathroom. Here, protecting the residual kidney function and repairing part of damaged kidney tissues are necessary.
◆ Edema or swelling
Normally, our kidneys are responsible to keep fluid balance and filter sodium. If our kidneys lose their ability, fluid retention and sodium imbalance will occur and cause heavy edema that is in feet, legs, or around eyes. Correct amount of water and low-salt diet are helpful to treat edema.
◆ GFR decreases, but high creatinine and BUN level
In the early stage, our kidney disease can still do a good job even though CKD secondary to Hypertensive Nephrosclerosis occurs. However, over time, kidney function will be impaired more and more severe and then these abnormal blood tests will appear.
If you are suffering from a long history of high blood pressure, please pay attention to CKD secondary to Hypertensive Nephrosclerosis. The above symptoms can be used to warn you of the high risk of this kidney disease. Taking correct and prompt treatment is the best way to avoid irreversible damage.