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CKD + Heart Disease=Higher Mortality

Having chronic kidney disease increases the risk of death from heart disease, whether or not other risk factors for heart disease are present. Kidney disease can be a cause or a consequence of heart disease.

Location of kidney stone contributes more to the pain; size of the kidney stone does not matter as much.

Drinking less than 8-10 glasses of water is not enough to dilute the uric acid and this leads to lowers pH level. This acidic environment in kidneys is optimum for stone formation.

High Blood pressure is a symptom free disease in most of the cases. The only way to find out hypertension is measuring with a blood pressure cuff. Blood pressure is measured as two numbers systolic and diastolic. Blood pressure is considered normal if the reading is below 120 over 80.

Keep your blood pressure under control. Use medication prescribed by your physician and make sure to take the right dose. Make lifestyle changes to bring your blood pressure in safe range.

Kidney damage goes unnoticeable and can only be detected through medical tests. Your care provider should order tests to measure your serum creatinine. Higher creatinine in blood indicates kidney damage.

High blood pressure can damage blood vessels in your kidneys. As a result kidneys stop removing extra fluid and waste from your body. The extra fluid in the blood vessels may then raise blood pressure even more. High blood pressure is one of the leading causes of kidney failure, also commonly called ESRD.