High blood pressure can damage the small blood vessels in the kidneys. The damaged vessels cannot filter wastes from the blood as they are supposed to. High blood pressure can lead to kidney disease. It can also be a sign that the kidneys are already impaired.
How Can I Know If I Have High Blood Pressure?
The only way to know whether a person’s blood pressure is high is to have a health professional measure it with a blood pressure cuff. The result is expressed as two numbers. The top number, which is called the systolic pressure, represents the pressure in the blood vessels when the heart is beating. The bottom number, which is called the diastolic pressure, shows the pressure when the heart is resting between beats. A person’s blood pressure is considered normal if it stays below 120/80, stated as “120 over 80.” The NHLBI recommends that people with kidney disease use whatever therapy is necessary, including lifestyle changes and medicines, to keep their blood pressure below 130/80. Click here to learn more about high blood pressure.
What Kidney Disorders Does Dr. Awosika Treats?
Dr. Awosika treats various kidney disorders like acid-base disorders, electrolyte disorders, uncontrolled high blood pressure, nephrolithiasis (kidney stones), acute kidney disease, chronic kidney disease, and end-stage renal disease…Dr. Awosika will run diagnostic tests including blood and urine tests and kidney ultrasound on-site to determine your condition and the appropriate treatment.
Consult with Dr. Awosika to bring down your blood pressure.
Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss any aspect of your health. We can advise and consult with you on your nutrition, level of activity, and other things that can have an effect on your blood pressure, and kidneys.We also perform vascular ultrasounds which include evaluations of dialysis access, vein mapping, circulations studies, and evaluations for blood clots.