Medical research

Rare kidney disease shows how salt, potassium levels are moderated

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a principal risk factor for heart disease and affects 1 billion people. At least half of them are estimated to be salt-sensitive; their blood pressure rises with sodium intake. New research ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Kidney damage and high blood pressure

The kidney performs several vital functions. It filters blood, removes waste products from the body, balances the body's fluids, and releases hormones that regulate blood pressure. A number of diseases and conditions can ...

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