Lower blood pressure goal benefits African-Americans with chronic kidney disease, protein in the urine – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. In the United States, high blood pressure or hypertension, causes about one third of new cases of kidney failure, also known as end-stage renal disease. Dr. Griffin Rodgers at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, adds that some groups are at higher risk.
Rodgers: The risk of kidney and heart disease—conditions that are often associated with longstanding hypertension—are far higher among people of African-American heritage than those of other racial or ethnic groups.
Narrator: Dr. Rodgers adds that for some patients, more intensive control of blood pressure may slow the progression of chronic kidney disease. For more information, visit niddk.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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