Kidney Failure Risk Of Blood Pressure Pills Taken By 5million: Tablets Linked To Sudden Renal Failure

Exercising with high blood pressure

A study has linked ACE inhibitors and related pills to sudden renal failure, which is fatal in up to 30 per cent of cases. Researchers at Cambridge University are the first to assess the scale of the problem after concerns about the effects of the medication. At least five millions patients take the tablets, the most popular for high blood pressure, with the number rising each year. The academics compared hospital admissions for sudden kidney failure with prescribing rates for ACE (short for angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors and related pills. These showed that between 2007-08 and 2010-11, there was a 52 per cent rise in admissions and a 16 per cent increase in prescriptions for the drugs. The biggest increases in admissions tended be in patients from GP surgeries which had the largest rise in prescriptions.
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Lethal: Renal failure is fata in up to 30 per cent of ases

Team Physician – Drexel University Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 10:01 AM Filed Under: David Berkson | Men | Women High blood pressure, or hypertension, is one of the most common medical problemsaffecting about one quarter of all Americans. It is also the most common cardiovascular condition in competitive athletes. Blood pressure can be thought of as looking at the stress on the heart. The top number is known as the systolic pressure and measures the stress when the heart is actively beating.
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