How does blood pressure (BP) affect renal function?

Updated: Feb 22, 2019
  • Author: Matthew R Alexander, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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Other studies have demonstrated that a reduction in blood pressure (BP) may result in improved renal function. Therefore, earlier detection of hypertensive nephrosclerosis (using means to detect microalbuminuria) and aggressive therapeutic interventions (particularly with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor drugs [ACEIs]) may prevent progression to end-stage renal disease. [12]


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