Complications of Hypertension


About complications: Complications of Hypertension are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Hypertension. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Hypertension and complications of Hypertension is unclear or arbitrary.

Complications list for Hypertension: The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Hypertension includes:

Complications of Hypertension: High blood pressure makes your heart work harder and, over time, can damage blood vessels throughout your body. If the blood vessels in your kidneys are damaged, they may stop removing wastes and extra fluid from your body. The extra fluid in your blood vessels may then raise blood pressure even more. It's a dangerous cycle.

High blood pressure is one of the leading causes of kidney failure, also commonly called end-stage renal disease (ESRD). People with kidney failure must either receive a kidney transplant or go on dialysis. Every year, high blood pressure causes more than 15,000 new cases of kidney failure in the United States. 1

Complications of Hypertension: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to complications of Hypertension:

Complication statistics for Hypertension: The following are statistics from various sources about the complications of Hypertension:

  • 16% of new cases of end-stage renal disease were due to hypertension in Australia 2002 (McDonald & Russ, 2003, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 91,636 under treatment for ESRD resulting from hypertension in the USA 2001 (United States Renal Data System 2003 Annual Data Report, 2003)

1. excerpt from High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease: NIDDK

Last revision: Nov 13, 2003

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