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How is renal hypertension treated?

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Medications are used first to try to control the high blood pressure in renal hypertension, including:

More than one blood pressure drug is often needed, however.

In some people with renal hypertension due to narrowing of the renal artery, even taking three or more medications every day may not adequately control blood pressure. In these situations, a procedure to improve blood flow to the kidneys may help.

  • ACE inhibitors (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors).
  • ARBs (angiotensin II receptor blockers).

From: What Is Renal Hypertension? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Brenner, B. Saunders Elsevier, 2007. Brenner & Rector's The Kidney, 8th Edition,

Safian, R, , 2001. New England Journal of Medicine

Hirsch, A. , 2006. Circulation

Dworkin, L. , 2009. New England Journal of Medicine

Balk, E. 2006. Annals of Internal Medicine,

Wheatley, K. . New England Journal of Medicine

Allen-Dicker, J. / 2014. Now @ NEJMNew England Journal of Medicine,

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on January 21, 2018

SOURCES:

Brenner, B. Saunders Elsevier, 2007. Brenner & Rector's The Kidney, 8th Edition,

Safian, R, , 2001. New England Journal of Medicine

Hirsch, A. , 2006. Circulation

Dworkin, L. , 2009. New England Journal of Medicine

Balk, E. 2006. Annals of Internal Medicine,

Wheatley, K. . New England Journal of Medicine

Allen-Dicker, J. / 2014. Now @ NEJMNew England Journal of Medicine,

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on January 21, 2018

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