High Blood Pressure and the Kidneys.
There are usually no signs or symptoms that your blood pressure is too high. That’s why it’s important to monitor it regularly, especially if you have a family history of the disease or are at risk for other reasons.
It is known as “the silent killer” because you can have it for years without knowing it.
It is one of the leading causes of heart attacks, strokes, and chronic kidney disease. Controlling high blood pressure reduces the risk of these complications. High blood pressure can be controlled by losing weight, exercising more, quitting smoking, and lowering salt intake.