High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) occurs when the force of your blood against your artery walls increases enough to cause damage. It is called a “silent killer” because you can have it for years without knowing it. It is a leading cause of heart attacks, strokes and chronic kidney disease.
Controlling high blood pressure reduces the risk of these complications. It is actually the Nephrologists that are the expert subspecialists in diagnosing and treating patients with hypertension, especially the difficult to control hypertension and the complications of hypertension