If you have kidney disease, you are more likely to have heart disease. heart disease is the most common cause of death among people who have kidney disease. Well then, what is the treatment for heart disease in kidney patients?
How is heart disease related to kidney disease?
When your kidneys are not working properly, they can not support the other parts of your body as they should. This can lead to heart problems.
Kidney disease can cause anemia. When you have anemia, your heart and other organs can not get enough oxygen. Heart attack can occur in this condition.
Kidney disease can cause high blood pressure. Elevated blood pressure can cause serious problems such as heart attack and stroke.
Kidney disease can cause problems with calcium and phosphorus in your blood. When you do not have the right amount of calcium or phosphorus in your body, the main blood vessels that connect to your heart can be damaged.
What is the treatment for heart disease in kidney patients?
You can lower the chance of having heart disease by:
Keep your blood pressure below 140/90mmHg. Your doctors may prescribe you some medicines such as ACE inhibitors and ARBs. Certain medicines for blood pressure may also keep your kidney disease from getting worse.
Keep your heart and kidneys healthy by eating plenty of the following foods:
Fruits and vegetables
Whole-grain breads and cereals
Low-fat milk and milk products such as yogurt and cheese
Unsaturated fats such as olive oil or corn oil
Some patients may also need to avoid high potassium foods such as banana, oranges, tomatoes and eat apples, berries, grapes and peaches instead.
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