High blood pressure may affect up to 50% of the population. It may be particularly problematic in patients with associated conditions such as diabetes, spinal injury or even in pregnancy. It is important to ensure high blood pressure is properly controlled in order to prevent complications including stroke, kidney failure or heart attack.
High blood pressure may cause kidney damage and almost all patients with certain types of kidney injury suffer from high blood pressure. It is important that kidney problems are promptly investigated and treated. Kidney failure can be avoided by timely intervention and treatment in the majority of cases.