September 29, 2015 |
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is the second leading cause for dialysis in Canada. Hypertension is often called the “silent killer” because there are usually no symptoms. It is a major cause of heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.
What do you need to know?
Arteries carry the blood from your heart to the rest of your body. Blood pressure is the
force of the blood in the arteries.
Blood pressure readings are given as two numbers:
For example, with a blood pressure of 130/80 mm Hg, the systolic blood pressure is 130 and the diastolic is 80.
Who is at risk?
How is hypertension diagnosed?
How are the kidneys affected?
What are the symptoms of hypertension?
How is hypertension treated?
Here our some Heart Health Guidelines from our kidney dietitians.
Kidney Foundation of Canada
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