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Risk Factors Regarding Hypertensive Nephropathy

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2013-12-15 15:21

Risk Factors Regarding Hypertensive NephropathyAs its name refers, Hypertensive Nephropathy is caused by high blood pressure. Besides, there are also many other factors that increase the risk to develop Hypertensive Nephropathy.

-High blood pressure

High blood pressure is the direct cause of Hypertensive Nephropathy. Exposed to high blood pressure for a long term, the permeability of capillary will increase, as a result, protein leaks. This will damage the filtration system of kidney. Over time, it contributes to occurrence of Hypertensive Nephropathy. On the other hand, high blood pressure will thicken the blood vessel walls and narrow the lumina, resulting in ischemia, which will produce tubular atrophy, interstitial fibrosis, glomerular alterations and periglomerular fibrosis. Over time, it also gives rise to kidney failure.


Male is more prone to have Hypertensive Nephropathy than female.


It is more easily to have Hypertensive Nephropathy for African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, native Americans and natives of Alaska.


Almost all diabetics suffer from high blood pressure. Both diabetes and high blood pressure can lead to kidney disease.

-Mental pressure

Mental pressure also plays an important role in Hypertensive Nephropathy. High blood pressure sufferers with mental pressure are more easily to develop Hypertensive Nephropathy.

-Unhealthy lifestyle

Smoking, drinking alcohol, lack of exercise, staying up, high-sodium diet all belong to unhealthy lifestyle. People who lead such lifestyle is liable to suffer from Hypertensive Nephropathy.

These factors may influence each other and aggravate the damage to kidneys. Now since we have known these risk factors, we should reduce them as much as possible. As to how to lower high blood pressure, decrease high blood sugar, reduce mental pressure, lead a healthy lifestyle etc, you can consult your doctor. You can also leave us a message or email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com, and we will reply you soon.

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