Filtering Out 6 Causes of Chronic Kidney Disease

2. Hypertension

Also referred to as high blood pressure, the Kidney Foundation of Canada says it’s a double-edged sword: hypertension can cause kidney problems, and kidney disease can in turn lead to high blood pressure.

You might not even realize you have high blood pressure, which is why it’s a good idea to ensure your doctor checks it during routine visits, especially if you have a family history of high blood pressure or you’re considered overweight by a medical professional. Those aged 50-and up should also monitor their blood pressure.

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