Blood pressure and heart failure medications can damage the kidneys

(ORDO NEWS) — This was discovered by scientists from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

As a study by American scientists shows, long-term use of certain medications for heart disease can trigger kidney problems. More on this in the material on Medical Xpress.

According to a study by University of Virginia School of Medicine, drugs commonly prescribed to treat high blood pressure and heart failure can damage the kidneys.

All data obtained from the study of drugs and their effects on the kidney were published in the JCI Insight.

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The study found that renin-producing cells are responsible for kidney damage.

Renin is a hormone that regulates blood pressure. These cells act in such a way that as a result, blood is not able to flow through the kidneys as necessary.

It was also found that taking drugs that suppress the renin-angiotensin system has the same effect.

In both humans and laboratory mice, with prolonged use of such drugs, the renal vessels hardened. This resulted in kidney damage.

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