|Abby: High blood pressure can quietly damage kidneys|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
DEAR ABBY: I thought I was a healthy 40-year-old until I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. My doctor began treating it as a stand-alone condition, without considering that high blood pressure is a major risk factor for kidney disease.
At first, I wasn’t even tested for kidney disease. But eventually, he gave me a urine test, and it was discovered that I had protein in my urine -one of the earliest signs of kidney damage. Apparently, my high blood pressure had damaged my kidneys.
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