PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What causes renal hypertension?

ANSWER

Renal hypertension is caused by a narrowing in the arteries that deliver blood to the kidney.

When blood flow to the kidneys is low, your kidneys respond by releasing hormones that stimulate the body to retain sodium and water. Blood vessels fill with additional fluid, and blood pressure goes up.

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

NEXT QUESTION:

What are the symptoms of renal hypertension?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.