My sister has one kidney and cannot take meds for high blood pressure. Is there something safe that she can take that won't hurt the kidney?
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- PippinLv 71 month agoBest Answer
For people with kidney disease (or have only one kidney for some other reason) it is even more important that they keep their hypertension under control, since sustained high BPs can damage her remaining kidney.
Hypertension meds come in many different classes and types, and even if there are some she cannot take, there are many others.
And yes, this would be something to discuss with the doctor who diagnosed her condition.
- atomic fireballLv 61 month ago
She needs to go to a naturopath. They can treat high blood pressure without using prescription drugs. Mainstream allopathic doctors do not know how to do that because they are not taught such things.. The medical schools they go to are heavily subsidized by the pharmaceutical industry which makes sure that they ONLY learn about and utilize pharmaceutical drugs in their treatment of patients. You can Google that. It’s a fact.
- PatriciaLv 71 month ago
Yes, she can stop eating sugars and grains and foods which are processed, make sure she's getting enough water, get adequate exercise. No smoking or alcoholic beverages.
- pit bulls biteLv 71 month ago
ask her dr.................................
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- PaulLv 51 month ago
how high is her bp?
- ByrdLv 71 month ago
Whatever her doc writes the script for
- formerly_bobLv 71 month ago
One of the main roles of blood pressure medication is to prevent kidney damage. Most BP medications protect the kidneys and there's a variety of choices for a person with one kidney. The specific drugs suitable for her depend on other health issues that she may have.
- JetDocLv 71 month ago
Maybe she should ask her Doctor.
- MarkLv 71 month ago
Does she not have a doctor she could ask?