Shadow Lady asked in HealthWomen's Health · 1 month ago

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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  • Pippin
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
    Best 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.

  • 1 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.

  • 1 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.

  • 1 month ago

    ask her dr.................................

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  • Paul
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    how high is her bp?

  • Byrd
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Whatever her doc writes the script for

  • 1 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. 

  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Maybe she should ask her Doctor.

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Does she not have a doctor she could ask?

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