Renovascular hypertension is a form of high blood pressure.
The Kidney and its Main Blood Vessels
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The kidneys control blood pressure. If blood cannot get to the kidneys, certain hormones get out of balance. The imbalance makes the blood pressure higher.
Blood flow can be disrupted by:
Risk is higher if you:
Most people don't have symptoms. If they appear, you may have:
The doctor will ask about your symptoms and health history. You may also have:
Care involves lowering blood pressure. This will help lower stress on the kidneys. Care may involve:
To help keep your kidneys healthy:
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Society for Vascular Surgery
The Kidney Foundation of Canada
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Last reviewed May 2018 by
EBSCO Medical Review Board
Adrienne Carmack, MD
Last Updated: 06/12/2018