Commonly Prescribed Blood Pressure Drug Could Be Contributing to Kidney Damage

New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine is raising concerns about a commonly prescribed high blood pressure medication and its possible contribution to kidney damage.

The study found that long-term use of these drugs was associated with hardened kidney vessels in both lab mice and humans.


Chronic high blood pressure affects over a billion people worldwide, and many take medications to help control the condition. But researchers are now looking at how safe these drugs are for long-term use to better understand any adverse health effects.

High blood pressure is often accompanied by thickening the arteries and small blood vessels in the kidney, leading to organ damage. Harmful changes in renin, a vital hormone that helps the body regulate blood pressure, are thought to be the cause of kidney damage. Researchers also believe that ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers have a similar effect on the kidney.

Although these drugs are widely used for many purposes, including treating high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and heart attack, long-term use is now under investigation.

Ariel Gomez spoke about the study saying, “It would be important to conduct prospective, randomized controlled studies to determine the extent of functional tissue damage in patients taking medications for blood pressure control. It is imperative to find out what molecules these cells make so that we can counteract them to prevent the damage while the hypertension is treated with the current drugs available today.”

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Sarah began her interest in nutritional healing at an early age. After going through health problems and becoming frustrated with the conventional ways doctors wanted to treat her illness (which were not working), she took it upon herself to find alternative treatments. This led her to revolutionize her own diet to help her get healthier and tackle her health problems. She began treating her illness by living a more balanced lifestyle through healthy food choices, exercise and other alternative medicine such as meditation. This total positive lifestyle change led her to earn a diploma in Nutritional Therapy from Health Sciences Academy in London, England. Today, Sarah enjoys helping others by teaching healthy lifestyle changes through her personal consultations and with her regular contributions to the Doctors Health Press. Also, passionate about following her dreams in life, Sarah moved to France and lived in Paris for over 5 years where she earned a certification in beadwork and embroidery from Lesage (an atelier owned by Chanel). She then went on to be a familiar face sitting front row and reporting from Paris Fashion Week. Sarah continues to practice some of the cultural ways of life she learned while in Europe. They enjoy their food, and take the time to relax and enjoy many of life’s little moments. These are life lessons she is glad to have brought back home with her.