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Will Kidney Get Affected By High Blood Pressure?

My husband has high blood pressure, is on Coversyl 10mg, has had erratic readings at home today
207/174 164/107 right arm and 122/83 151/98 left arm. this is the first time I have taken both arms for
him. How dangerous is this ? his kidneys are already affected.
Tue, 3 Nov 2015
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Hi

Thanks for posting your query.

See there is a significant difference in his blood pressure readings between his left and right arms. This indicates that there might be some problems in aorta ( major blood vessel of the body) or some obstruction in blood supply to the right arm.

He requires 2D Echo and MR angiogram scan of his right arm to check for the problem.

Yes if Blood pressure is not under control for long time it can harm the kidneys. Kindly get Serum creatinine and urine albumin to check if kidneys are affected.

If kidneys are already affected then more aggressive control of blood pressure is required .

Hope this information was useful to you.
Any clarification feel free to ask.

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Will Kidney Get Affected By High Blood Pressure?

Hi Thanks for posting your query. See there is a significant difference in his blood pressure readings between his left and right arms. This indicates that there might be some problems in aorta ( major blood vessel of the body) or some obstruction in blood supply to the right arm. He requires 2D Echo and MR angiogram scan of his right arm to check for the problem. Yes if Blood pressure is not under control for long time it can harm the kidneys. Kindly get Serum creatinine and urine albumin to check if kidneys are affected. If kidneys are already affected then more aggressive control of blood pressure is required . Hope this information was useful to you. Any clarification feel free to ask.