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HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPERTENSION) So why worry about high blood pressure? Because even when high blood pressure is not causing any symptoms, it can silently damage many organs, including the: Brain Eyes Heart Kidneys Arteries throughout the body You may not recognize the damage that silent hypertension has been doing to your body until you suddenly are stricken with a major disease. For example, hypertension increases your risk of heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure.Usually, hypertension does not directly cause symptoms. When blood pressure is very high, it can cause: Headaches Dizziness Fatigue Ringing in the ears DIAGNOSIS The diagnosis of hypertension depends on blood pressure readings. Therefore, it's essential that blood pressure be measured carefully & regularly Prevention To prevent high blood pressure: Get regular aerobic exercise Limit your intake of salt and alcoholic beverages Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fats Avoid smoking Maintain a desirable body weight Hypertension increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. So it is important to modify your risk factors for coronary artery disease. In addition to the above actions, you should: Quit smoking Reduce your high LDL (bad) cholesterol You may be able to cure your hypertension with lifestyle changes alone. DR MAHENDRA MULANI, Best Hypertension specialist consultant Nephrologist
How does urine form in kidney ?? kidney receives 1200 ml blood every minute or 1700 liters/day for purification.from that kidney filters(glomerulus) make 125 ml/minute or 180 liters/day urine.kidney tubules reabsorbs 99% of filtered fluid (178 liters). rest 1-2 liter of urine excreate which contains all waste products. kidney is very helpful to keep your body clean and healthy. Dr.Mahendra Mulani, Best nephrologist in Bapunagar, ahmedabad
Why kidney is very important for healthy life?? Kidneys are very helpful to keep your body clean & healthy Functions of the kidney 1) Removal of waste products 2) Removal of excess fluids 3) Balance minerals & chemicals 4) Control of blood pressure 5) Rbc production and to maintain normal hemoglobin 6) To maintain healthy bones
Myths and Facts about Kidney Diseases-2 Myth: Kidney failure can occur if one Kidney fails Fact: No, Kidney failure occurs only when both kidneys fail.In most cases, affected individuals may not manifest any problem if one Kidney fails completely, and in such cases, the values of blood urea nitrogen and creatinine in the blood test may remain within normal range. However, when both kidneys fail, waste products accumulate in the body and the raised level of creatinine in blood test may be indicative of kidney failure Dr Mahendra Mulani Best Nephrologist
MYTHS & FACTS ABOUT KIDNEY DISEASE - 4 MYTH: In Kidney disease, the presence of edema suggest kidney failure. FACT: NO. In certain kidney disease, edema is present, but kidney function may remain normal (Nephrotic syndrome). one has to understnd that edema is simply a manifastation of altered fluid mechanics in the body and one of the common causes of such manifestation is kidney disease. Vice versa, absence of edema does not necessarily rule out kidney failure. DR MAHENDRA MULANI CONSULTANT NEPHROLOGIST
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