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What Causes Cardiovascular Disease in Chronic Kidney Disease

What Causes Cardiovascular Disease in Chronic Kidney DiseaseCardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the commonest cause of death in Chronic Kidney Disease patients. Recognizing the causes can help lower or prevent this serious condition in kidney disease.

The kidneys regulate water and salts, remove wastes and make various hormones. The following are complications that develop from renal problem and can result in cardiovascular disease.

Ⅰ. High blood pressure

Healthy kidneys help to regulate blood pressure by producing a hormone called renin. Impaired kidneys may produce excessive renin, thus leading to increased blood pressure. High blood pressure increase the risk of heart attack, congestive heart failure and stroke.

Ⅱ. Diabetes

High blood sugar level can damage the blood vessels not only in the kidneys but also elsewhere in the body, including the major vessels that feed the muscles of the heart.

Ⅲ. Hyperlipidaemia

If Chronic Kidney Disease patients have increased levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, they are at risk factor in the development of CVD.

IV. Heart strain

Retention of too much fluid in the body put strain on the heart and increases the risk of complications including left ventricular hypertrophy, which can result in heart failure.

V. Stiffened or calcified arteries

A person with renal disease may suffer from stiff arteries and heart valves, probably caused by hormones not being secreted efficiently.

Cardiovascular disease in Chronic Kidney Disease can be prevent with good management of the above risk factors. For more professional advice about kidney disease treatment, you can contact us by email or leave a message in the below.

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