A new study at Georgia Health Sciences University aims to determine the relationship between blood pressure and the rate of kidney disease progression.
“The question is, if you have kidney disease, should your blood pressure goal be lower?” said Dr. Laura Mulloy, a principal investigator.
Previous studies have suggested that lower blood pressure promotes healthier brains and kidneys, though this study is the first to empirically measure the numbers behind these claims.
“You have to weigh the risk-benefit ratio,” Mulloy continued. “We would like for the blood pressure to be controlled optimally, but at the same time not have blood pressure so low that it impairs patients’ ability to function.”
As of now, one in three Americans suffer from high blood pressure. Dubbed the “silent killer,” many are unaware they have it until their kidneys have already failed.
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