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Elevated pressure on the insides of the arteries in your body is called hypertension, but may also be referred to as high blood pressure. Over time, this elevated pressure on delicate renal vessels can cause damage to the kidneys blood flow and filtering units (glomeruli).

Uncontrolled hypertension has been known as the silent killer because organ damage could occur without any symptoms being present. Controlling blood pressure can help to prevent kidney failure, cardiac failure, stroke and death.

Treatment of hypertension could include:

  • Medication
  • Increased physical activity
  • Diet modification
  • Shift in tobacco usage

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