HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE GOAL IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE

The new blood pressure goals were published by the American Heart Association. The goal for the systolic blood pressure (top number) goal is either below 130 or below 140. The two target blood pressures result in some reduction in Heart disease and overall death rate. There was no difference in the effect on the kidneys between the two target pressures.

Individualizing a blood pressure target, based upon a person’s total health picture remains reasonable.

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04.15.2019 Understanding How Your Kidneys Work

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. While there are many common risk factors, such as diabetes, family history, and poor lifestyle habits, the larger problem is that most Americans lack a basic understanding of how your kidneys work. Understanding what normal kidney function entails is one of the […]

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