86% of Chronic Kidney Disease patients are diagnosed with High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) which is a risk factor for Cardiovascular (Heart) Disease - the main cause of additional health complications (comorbidities) and death (mortality) in those on Dialysis. As you likely know, it is for this reason that patients as well as their Healthcare Team aggressively set a strict goal of maintaining systolic Blood Pressure less than 120 mmHg.
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However, according to a study released by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), LESS strict Blood Pressure goals between 120-139 mmHg was in fact surprisingly linked with a "lower mortality rate." The benefits of less strict Blood Pressure remained even in Chronic Kidney Disease patients with additional diseases such as Diabetes, Coronary Artery Disease, and Heart Failure.
You are probably wondering, "How could this be!" Well as you already know, Blood Pressure recommendations are often made on the basis of clinical trials. However, what you may not know is that these trials often exclude people with Chronic Kidney Disease. Hence, the results are simply generalized for those who have Chronic Kidney Disease. Are you surprised?!
Here is what KidneyBuzz.com suggests that YOU do before making ANY changes to your current Healthcare Plan: Bring these new findings to the attention of your Healthcare Team. They can then work with you to determine if a less strict Blood Pressure goal between 120-139 mmHg is the best thing for your unique circumstances.
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These findings should highlight a very important principal. Chronic Kidney Disease patients are not like any other sick person or even other persons with serious diseases. Therefore, people who have Chronic Kidney Disease should insist on receiving specialized and tailored treatment as well as news and information. That is why we dare say that you should turn to the #1 most trusted (if not the only) Daily News & Information resource online, KidneyBuzz.com, which teaches Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetic patients how to better manage their lives in real-time.
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"Best Outcomes with Systolic BP of 130139 Mm Hg."Http://www.renalandurologynews.com. Renal & Urology News.
"Best Outcomes Seen at Systolic Blood Pressure of 130 to 139mm Hg."Http://www.hcplive.com/. Intellisphere, LLC.