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Can high BP affect the kidneys ?

can high blood pressure affect the kidneys?
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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Hypertension is a major cause of kidney disease and kidney failure. Hypertension can cause damage to the blood vessels and filters in the kidney, making removal of waste from the body difficult. The symptoms of kidney disease include: Hypertension. Decrease in amount of urine or difficulty urinating. Edema (fluid retention), especially in the lower legs. A need to urinate more often, especially at night.
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