If someone has reduced kidney function then high blood pressure can be especially damaging. Effective treatment of blood pressure is one of the most important things doctors can do to keep people well with stable kidney function, and reduce chances of heart attack or stroke.
Treating high blood pressure:
Although drugs are often used to treat high blood pressure, they will not work properly if someone does not take general measures to help themselves. For some people with high blood pressure, these general measures may be enough to normalise the blood pressure without the need to use drugs.