Renal hypertension is also known as renovascular hypertension. It is high blood pressure that is caused by kidney disease due to narrowing down of arteries that carry blood to kidneys. As kidneys do not receive enough blood, they generate a hormone showing their reaction and it causes high blood pressure.
The condition can be treated if a proper diagnosis is performed.
What Causes Renal Hypertension?
In general, renal hypertension do not show any symptoms and hence it is difficult to diagnose it. However, if the blood pressure increases extremely, the following signs and symptoms might be seen:
- Uncontrolled high blood pressure which does not reduce even after taking medications to their maximum doses
- High blood pressure at adult or young age
- Improper working of kidneys suddenly
- Sudden accumulation of fluids in lungs
- Double vision
- Bleeding from nose
Most of the patients do not get any symptoms and it slowly damages organs in the body. Renal hypertension causes serious kidney disease and the functioning of kidneys gets decreased slowly. The chronic kidney disease also does not show any signs until it becomes serious.
How Does High Blood Pressure Affect Kidneys?
High blood pressure can make all blood vessels in the body to weaken along with blood vessels in the kidneys. Due to the damage of blood vessels in the kidneys, the functioning of kidneys gets affected.
The improper functioning of kidneys further leads to the accumulation of waste fluids in the blood that causes high blood pressure and further damages kidneys. If it is left untreated, it can even lead to kidney failure.
Diagnosis for Renal Hypertension
Diagnosis of renal hypertension is difficult as it does not show any major symptoms until it gets worse. It is essential to get your blood pressure checked regularly to ensure that blood pressure is in a normal range.
Your doctor might conduct a blood test, asks your medical history and will conduct a physical examination. Sometimes, listening to the belly with a stethoscope can help determine narrow arteries. Narrowed kidney arteries may not be a sign of high blood pressure due to renal hypertension. Hence, to determine the connection between narrowed kidney arteries and renal hypertension, the doctor may conduct imaging tests such as duplex ultrasound, CTA, MRA, catheter angiogram, etc.
How is Renal Hypertension Treated?
In the first stage, medications are used to treat renal hypertension due to narrow kidney arteries. For most people, blood pressure gets controlled with medications. If the blood pressure is not controlled even after using 3 or 4 medications every day, then your doctor will conduct a procedure to increase blood flow to your kidneys.
The procedures include angioplasty, stenting, and surgery.
Looking for Best Renal Hypertension Treatment? Visit Renown Kidney Clinic
If you are suspecting renal hypertension, you should immediately visit a doctor to get the right treatment possible. Renown Kidney Clinic consists of a group of doctors who specialise in treating different kidney problems including renal hypertension. They have collaborated with various hospitals in Hyderabad to provide their services and they became popular for their services. For best treatment, call us and book your appointment today.