BP medication and diuretics and their effects on the kidneys.

Q: Does being on a HBP medication along with HCTZ- a diuretic eventually affect the kidney if you’ve taken it  over a period of time?

A: Uncontrolled blood pressure will eventually affect the kidneys.  You take medicine to help keep this from happening.  You want to keep your blood pressure below 130/80 to help prevent kidney damage. It is the high blood pressure, not the medication to treat it that usually affects the kidney.  To learn more about how blood pressure affects kidney function go to http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/highblood/

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