Can Kidney Cysts Cause High Blood Pressure2013-04-07 08:46
Can kidney cysts cause high blood pressure? Yes, the answer can be definite. Actually the high blood pressure and the kidney cysts can affect each other. If you are a kidney cyst patient with high blood pressure, what kind of treatments can help control high blood pressure well?
Generally speaking, the simple kidney cysts will not cause the impaired kidney function. However, the impaired kidney function is likely to happen if there are many kidney cysts with big sizes. The enlargement of kidney cysts can oppress the surrounding kidney tissues, which can make kidneys ischemic and anoxic, gradually the kidney function will be impaired. Kidneys play a key role in keeping blood pressure under control, so high blood pressure is likely to happen when the kidneys are not working normally. Blood pressure, in turn, can damage kidneys and speed up the development of kidney cysts. It is urgent to control high blood pressure.
Five lifestyle changes for kidney cysts patients to control blood pressure
● Limit your daily sodium intake to 2,000mg or lower if you already have high blood pressure.
● Maintain your weight at a level close to normal.
● Avoid consuming too much alcohol.
● Limit caffeine intake.
● Get plenty of exercise, which means at least 30 minutes of moderate activity, such as walking, most days of the week.
Medicines that help kidney cysts patients control high blood pressure
Many kidney cysts patients need medicines to control high blood pressure. Two group of medications called ACE inhibitors and ARBs. Sometimes, high blood pressure caused by impaired kidney function is not easy to be controlled. Chinese herbal medicines are commonly used in China to help kidney cyst patients shrink the cysts safely and improve kidney function. If you find your high blood pressure can not be controlled well, and you want to avoid Renal Failure and dialysis, you should go and consult the traditional Chinese doctors about Chinese herbal medicines.
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