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Henoch Schonlein Purpura And High Blood Pressure

Henoch Schonlein Purpura is a immune-related disease which can affect systemic organs and tissues throughout the body. And when patients with Henoch Schonlein Purpura begin to suffer from high blood pressure, it may indicate your kidneys are affected. High blood pressure is a common symptoms of purpura nephritis.

Purpura nephritis is a kidney problem that is caused by Henoch Schonlein Purpura. Henoch Schonlein Purpura is a immune disorder. In normal condition, the immune system in the body works to fight against the virus and protect our body to be healthy.

However, in people with Henoch Schonlein Purpura, the immune system cannot work enough to remove the virus and the virus will form a mass build in the blood. When it moves and deposits, it will cause different damages to the body. And when it stays in the kidney tissues, it causes kidney damage. It is named as “Purpura Nephritis”.

And why high blood pressure is a sign of “Purpura Nephritis”?

Kidneys work to remove the waste products and excessive fluids in the body. And kidneys also can excrete a material called “renin”. Renin participates in the work of control blood pressure. And when kidneys are diseased, blood pressure will be elevated due to the abnormal excretion of renin.

As purpura easily to affect kidneys, high blood pressure is more likely to be a sign of purpura nephritis. However, not all high blood pressure will indicate the kidney damage. Thereby, when Henoch Schonlein Purpura patients find their blood pressure is elevated, they are suggested to take tests to make an accurate diagnosis.

Kidney Disease is hard to be find as it shows no symptoms. Many people live with kidney disease for many years without knowing it. Thereby, some specific Tests are designed to find the early kidney damage in particular.

And patients with Henoch Schonlein Purpura who shows high blood pressure are suggested to take these specific for early kidney damage in particular.

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