Kidney Disease

An autoimmune response may contribute to hypertension

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart attack, stroke, chronic heart failure, and kidney disease. Inflammation is thought to promote the development of high blood pressure, though it is not clear what triggers ...

Sep 17, 2014
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Blood pressure monitoring

(Medical Xpress)—Untreated and sustained hypertension has an adverse effect on brain structure and function, and is a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia. Blood pressure (BP) variability from ...

Sep 16, 2014
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Nephropathy refers to damage to or disease of the kidney. An older term for this is nephrosis.

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