Cardiovascular Disease and Kidney Disease
People at every stage of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) are at increased risk of Cardiovascular Disease. And cardiovascular disease is also the leading cause of death for people with Kidney Failure. In this article, let’s have a quick look at this disease.
Why does kidney disease increase your risk of cardiovascular disease?
-High blood pressure
When kidneys are damaged, they are not able to regulate blood pressure, and then blood pressure will rise. If left untreated, it can cause the blood vessels to narrow. It can also weaken and enlarge the heart muscle, and this can cause heart failure.
The damaged kidneys can not maintain the balance of electrolytes, so it is likely for you to have electrolyte disturbance. Electrolytes are important to keep your healthy, but too much or too little can make you sick. For example, too much potassium can cause abnormal heart rhythm and not enough magnesium can cause an irregular heart beat. And when there is high calcium in the blood, it can deposit to build up in blood vessels, increasing the risk of heart disease.
The damaged kidneys are not able to secrete erythropoietin to make blood cells, so kidney patients are prone to anemia. Anemia can cause your heart to work harder to keep oxygen levels high. If heart works too hard, the heart muscle becomes larger and can lead to kidney failure.
If your kidney disease is associated with diabetes, you run a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, because diabetes can affects the heart and blood vessels.
Treatment for kidney patients to prevent cardiovascular disease
Now you know the common causes of cardiovascular disease in kidney patients. You should know how to prevent it. That is,
-To control blood pressure
-To regulate electrolyte
-To improve anemia
-To bring diabetes under control
However, the fundamental way is still to restore renal function to regulate blood pressure and electrolytes, and secret erythropoietin. Conventional treatment can hardly achieve this purpose, but in Chinese medicine center, we develop a set of systemic treatment, which is named Nine-Kind Therapy. This treatment takes advantage of 9 kinds of therapies to improve renal function. After about one month’s treatment, your renal function will get improved gradually.
Now you are clear about the cardiovascular disease and kidney disease. But the above treatment method is intended for informational purposes only. For specific treatment suggestions, please consult a physician.
***Please seek professional medical advise for the diagnosis or treatment of any ailment, disease or medical condition. This article is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a licensed medical professional.***