Patients suffering from chronic (severe) kidney disease have narrowed blood vessels. According to a study by Safdarjung Hospital, 75 per cent or three-fourth of the patients suffering from chronic kidney disease are those whose blood vessels become narrow due to accumulation of calcium and other harmful substances. The study was led by Professor Himanshu Verma, Head of the Department of Nephrology of the hospital.
150 patients included The study included 150 patients with stage 4 and stage 5 chronic kidney disease. All these patients had a CT scan of the aorta blood vessel. It is the blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to other parts of the body. The CT scan test revealed that calcium and other substances started accumulating in the blood vessels of 113 of these patients (75.3%). This made them narrow. Of these, 85 percent of patients with stage 5 were found to have narrowed arteries, while 69 percent of patients suffering from stage 4 were found to have narrowed the aorta.
Keep this in mind kidney patients
Keep blood pressure under control and if it increases then take regular medicine with the advice of a doctor
Keep getting blood tests done and keep in mind that the amount of potassium in the blood does not increase too much.
Take care of cholesterol and keep its level under control
Do not allow yourself to be overweight under any circumstances
It is very important for kidney patients to control their blood pressure for heart health. Take the advice of the doctor and on that basis give special attention to the food. Professor Himanshu Verma Department of Kidney Diseases, Safdarjung Hospital
heart disease risk
Dr Himanshu Verma, head of the kidney department of Safdarjung Hospital, said that hardening of the arteries and accumulation of plaque increase the risk of heart disease manifold. There is also an increased risk of heart attack and brain stroke in such patients.